Welcome to Pumpkin Glass! We feature a full array of jewelry making supplies, finished artisan jewelry, and glass for bead making and fusing.
Our shop location:
Field Shopping Center
2059 S. Main Street
Morton, IL 61550
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: Open 10:00 am - 6:00pm Thursday: Open 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday and Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours: Friday's open until 8:00pm from Nov 1st thru Dec 13th
Closed: Nov 28th, closing at 6:00pm Nov 29th, Dec 24th, 25th, 31st
Black Friday/ Small Business Satuday SALE! 25% off Pumpkin Glass Handmade Fused Ornaments! Regularly priced $8.99 to $14.99
We have material kits for sale in three color combos for the Christmas Ornament in the December 2013 Bead and Button. The cost is $35.99 using Thunderpolish Crystal instead of Swarovski. They are available to purchase on our website if you would like us to ship you one. Just click on the picture on the right for the link. If you need stitching help, we also have a class for the ornament on December 5th - click here.
Have you checked out our newBe Creative Jewelry Bar"?
Exploding with options, slide together your own design combinations of many or one element(s) to create a stunning piece of jewelry. Just slide components on chains, earring wires, silk and leather cords, etc. to create interchangeable pieces. Great for little ones to come in and "make" something for Mom, Grandmother, teacher, etc.
We are making Sterling Silver Initial Pendants to order with your choice of crystal color. Order early! $24.95
Tierracast snowflake charms are here!
We put together Tila Trellis Bracelet material kits for you! They are $24.99. Directions are in the October 2013 Bead and Button magazine available here if you don't have this one. These bracelets are made by literally stringing these two-hole beads horizontally from one side to the other.
New books and magazines:
Hot and Cold Connections - The small, beader-friendly projects provide immediate gratification to the beginner student, and prove that entry-level metalwork doesn’t need to be intimidating. In Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections, Kieu Pham Gray introduces beginner metalworkers to basic, easy-to-learn techniques for creating jewelry with both hot and cold connections. She demonstrates options for each delightful project, helping jewelry makers understand how to evaluate and choose the right technique for their jewelry pieces based on their desired end result.
Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry - If you love creating with wire, and Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry opens up an entirely new world for this flexible medium. From angular, geometric forms to organic, curvy, elongated lines — and from simple flat weaves to elaborate multi-layered creations — there’s no end to the potential for this technique! Although the designs in Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry may look very intricate and visually complex, even those new to wireworking can easily follow Kaska Firor’s clear, careful instructions for 20 compelling projects.
Soutache and Bead Embroidery - Bursting with vibrant color, soutache cording introduces an intriguing fiber element to jewelry making – a trend that's HOT, HOT, HOT! Soutache & Bead Embroidery teaches jewelry artists this fresh technique –with no expensive materials or equipment required! This combination of colorful cording with crystals, seed beads, and more treats designers to creative ways of using fiber in their jewelry designs.
"Wirework Jewelry" magazine, Fall 2013 - The new Wirework magazine is here! As always, Wirework Fall 2013 combines step-by-step instructions with detailed photos to guide you through 20+ wirework and chain mail projects.
You may remember a couple months ago I was encouraging our customers to bring in their projects so that I could take a photo to send in to a BeadStyle magazine design contest. Well, guess what? One of our customers, Scott Wheeler, won and is featured in the November issue of BeadStyle! If you don't subscribe, we have them in-stock. A big thank you to Scott and all our other wonderful customers that brought in work for us to post. You are all winners in my book.
NEW BOOK! Join author Aisha Formanski for this new book dedicated to metal punching. Start with the most basic metal stamps—dots and lines—and combine these elements to create fresh and original jewelry designs. Let metal punching take center stage as you explore how to punch and manipulate metal with proper form to create consistent, beautiful textures.
We have kits put together for a level 1 (easy) stitching project in Beadwork magazine, Aug/Sept 2013 called "Upper Crust". You probably didn't look at it twice in the magazine, but made in the right colors, it is spectacular!
Rick's Beading Loom now in stock for $44.99!
EzRivet Tool now in stock!
One Step Looper now in stock!
The right tool for the right job makes all the difference in the world. If you are interested in a quicker, easier way to make perfect wrapped loops, try a pair of Roundnose/Concave Bending pliers from Pumpkin Glass! Watch this for a demo: