My friend Amanda Paffrath does some incredible things, both with beading and blown glass. I’ve linked to a great piece in the Caledonia Patch about workshops that she offers at her glass studio, “Hot Shop Glass”. My wife and I have done one of these workshops and not only had a great time, we also have a great paper weight and ornament to show for our efforts.
If you enjoy being just a bit “artsy” or “crafty”, check out one of the workshops. Here’s a link to the article in the Caledonia Patch.