Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Blenko Stamps!

Diane from California was kind enough to forward info re: Blenko Stamp

Acme Rubber Stamps (http://www.acmerubberstamps.com/) is run by two rabid Blenko collectors. For the first convention, they created these Blenko stamps. They are very nicely etched, stamp out beautifully, and are among my favorites. In addition to making cards, I have been known to stamp on dominoes, and make necklaces or magnets out of them. hjh


Anonymous said...

This is very wonderful. I shall order. Thank you to Diane Weber you are a delightful additon to our group. I hope you will remain and continue to contribute.
Hilary do you know how Ravi, Ram, Anna, Holly and Roxie are we have now hear from them in a very long time.
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

take me step by step from the stamp to the white tile and where do I purchase the white tile.
Sue M.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Please do not put your home phone number on this or any other internet site, it just is not a safe thing to do.
I removed the number, but I am often 7 -10 late in reading comments. Please be careful, get a screen name for use on blogs, ask someone at your Senior Center for help.
The people who write comments, are not people I know, 99% of them I have never seen, nor will I ever see them, we are all people who enjoy Blenko and meet here to discuss Blenko.
Remember this when you enter a blog unless you know personally the people on the blog (ok).
email me at theblenkoproject@aol.com any time you want.

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Anonymous said...

this worked for me rita.

Anonymous said...

Pardon, I Googled Acme Rubber Stamp and ended up at the link Rita mentioned.

The tiles are dominoes - plain white buy them in any toy store dominoes. If you are making a necklace, drill a hole in them (drill press) before you stamp. You stamp the image using StazOn ink (permanent, dye based, won't smear, available at any craft store). I use Diamond Glaze from Judikins (www.judikins.com) to give the domino a clear coat. Drip several drops of the glaze over the top of the domino, and float it across evenly with your finger. Let it dry, then add glass beads (SO wish I had Blenko beads) on a chain, and your favorite piece is now wearable art.

I've made dozens of these as gifts, and even sold them to folks who liked the one I was wearing. Sales are tricky, depending on the stamps you're using. Some companies, like Acme, are "angel" companies, where as long as the image is stamped by hand, you can sell whatever you make with their products. Others consider any use of their stamps for commercial purposes an infringement of copyright. So if you plan on it, check the stamp company's policy.

Anonymous said...

You are all idiots.

Anonymous said...

I live in country, no store here that will sell blank dominio
tell me the name of your store, I'll try to on line buy. Lovin this.
Sue M

Anonymous said...

Uncles Games (www.unclesgames.com) sells sets online, double twelve for $12, not sure what shipping would be. If you want more details, you can contact me off blog.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Thank you for the photos and the information, we've had many emails about the post.

andreerods said...

You have talent.

Phani said...

Very nice art? or a mere rubber stumps etched with great art? either ways great!