Presents. . . "Designer Sample" Creative Spirit Jewelry
Fenton's "Designer Sample" Collection includes accessories to
suit your style, color or occasion, including these remaining
one-of-a-kind bracelets and necklace designed by Jena Lane
Blair for our Creative Spirit Collection. Each piece of
jewelry features handcrafted Fenton pendant beads. The
bracelets include a "Drop" accent bead made in Fenton's
classic Chocolate glass color and an antique brass link chain.
Bracelets are shown clockwise, top right: El
Dorado, Hopeful, Imagine, Evangeline, and Faith. Imagine
features a hand applied three-dimensional decoration designed
by Jena and Truda "TJ" Mendenhall. Faith and
Imagine each have the word embossed in the glass on the
reverse side of the bead, while Hopeful has a hand
applied floral decoration and lettering for "Hope" applied by
hand on the reverse side. Beads with hand applied decorations
were designed by Truda.
Our El Dorado bead was inspired by the hues of the
southwest and a poem of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe.
The Evangeline bead, also designed by Jena, was created
with reactive glass frit in colors ranging from green,
turquoise, creamy yellow, and purple. The Chocolate glass
"Drop" bead completes the look on these bracelets.
The 26" necklace features our Joy
pendant bead paired with an antique pewter chain. This bead
features a hand applied glass flower decoration by Truda on
one side and the word "Joy" on the other side. This bead
measures approximately 1" long. Each bead with a decoration is
initialed by the artist who completed it. Click on each
bracelet or the necklace for details. Shop the
Designer Sample Collection or our
Creative Spirit Collection. Remember, the jewelry shown
above are each one-of-a-kind "Designer Samples" and they may
be going, going, GONE!
Happy Halloween. . .
Fenton employees enjoyed Halloween and often would wear
costumes to work. Visitors to Fenton Gift Shop never knew
"who or what" they would encounter when taking the factory
tour. Fenton Gift Shop employees would also don costumes
and several people would choose a theme, like the Wizard
of Oz, and show up to work dressed as the characters from
that movie. While on a Fenton tour, visitors would
encounter ghosts, goblins, storybook characters, and
sometimes very unusual costumes when they visited the Decorating Department. Here's
a few memories of Halloween fun at Fenton shared by
Barley and Fenton Gift Shop customer service
representative Susan Wilson:
Kim remembers one Halloween when Fenton
decorator Michael Dickinson dressed up as "The Grim
Reaper". He apparently freaked several people out when he
was spotted driving to work that morning in costume. She
recalls another time when two decorators, Valerie Adkins
and Beverly Cumberledge, teamed up and came to work
dressed as a very convincing "Sonny and Cher" duo.
Susan recalls a time when a Fenton Gift
Shop employee dressed up as a clown and terrified another
employee who was very afraid of clowns. . . . now that
one could be very scary today with the recent "clown"
Visitors to the Fenton Museum may have been greeted
Goth Girl or even a Michael Jackson
Patriotic Styles from
Fenton Glass Jewelry. . .
in style with our patriotic
Fenton Glass Jewelry beads that make you
feel comfortable, casual & festive!
Browse our "Made in America" patriotic jewelry and register for the Customer Loyalty Program at
www.fentonglassjewelry.com and start earning your rewards
Holiday shopping is easy when you present the gift of a Fenton Glass Jewelry
e-gift card. Fenton Glass Jewelry e-gift cards are
delivered by email with "how-to redeem" instructions and no
additional processing fees.
Fenton Gift Shop Presents.
NEW Limited Editions
Including Frances Burton's Last Design Offering Before She
Frances Burton will be retiring soon and we wanted her to go
out in style with plenty to do before then!
This 8" Opal Satin Santa figurine is a
wonderful tribute to her creative talent. We believe it is
sure to become a family heirloom to display each holiday
She created a wonderful hand painted
winter scene which we named "Forest Friends".
A fawn rests in the snow and gazes down at a
small bunny. Three more adorable bunnies are hand painted on
Frances added pine bough accents below Santa's
belt and a soft blue background with cream-colored
for his robe.
Note that the list hanging over the arm reads "Santa's List".
Frances will number, sign and date each figurine.
Forest Friends Santa figurine is $140
Award-winning Fenton designer Frances Burton paints a
Dolphin figurine for the Fenton Art Glass product
Frances completes details on the Forest Friends
Limited Edition piece for the Fenton Gift Shop (also offered in this newsletter).
Art Glass Artist Profile: Frances Burton
Frances Burton loved sketching and painting with
watercolors long before she began her career as a Fenton
decorator in 1973. Much of her inspiration comes from her
garden. "I love to grow flowers, and I get many ideas from
them," she smiles. "It lets me see what they look like in
nature and how they change as they grow." According to
Frances, her designs have changed throughout the years,
"My style has become more intricate."
At Fenton, Frances trained under Louise Piper, who started
Fenton's decorating department in 1968. The first
decoration designed especially for Fenton Art Glass to be
featured on QVC was created by Frances in 1988
(forget-me-nots on Shell Pink). She left to spend time
with her family and returned to Fenton in 1984 and again
in 2013. Frances has won numerous awards for her designs
When asked how painting on glass differed from canvas, she
replied "You use different paints and brushes and it is
more challenging to paint on a curved surface." Her future
plans? "To keep painting and get back in my flower
garden!" All of us at Fenton congratulate Frances on her
retirement and we wish her the best!
Fenton Gift Shop is pleased to offer a new
selection of Limited Edition glass! Each piece features a
design by our award-winning Fenton artists, and will be hand
painted, signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. Included
in this grouping is an 8" Santa figurine, a 5.75" Ghost
figurine, an 11" Alley Cat figurine, and a 4" Opal Satin
each handcrafted by Mosser Glass. Also included is a lovely
10" Feather Vase handcrafted in Opal Satin by Davis-Lynch
Glass. These Limited Editions were made exclusively
for the Fenton Gift Shop, using a Fenton mould and then
returned to Fenton Art Glass Company where our
talented artists created these wonderful designs.
Kibbe designed a fanciful scene we call "The Gift of Snow" on
this Opal Satin Ghost figurine. With arms spread wide and big
smile on the face, this ghost welcomes one of the loveliest
gifts of the winter season.
Hand painted holly and berries adorn the bottom
along with a present opened to reveal sparkling white
snowflakes drifting upward to the ghost's hand. Note the other
meticulously painted delicate snowflakes and whimsical
expression on this figurine. Each The Gift of Snow
Ghost figurine is $95.
Pre-orders for the
Forest Friends Santa figurine and The Gift of Snow
Ghost figurine will be accepted
until midnight (ET) on Monday, October 31st, 2016.
To order, please call the Fenton Gift Shop:
1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or send us an email:
and include the name(s) of each item you would like to
purchase in the subject line.
You may also request that we add your email address to Fenton
Gift Shop's mailing list for news about future offerings.
Cobalt Satin glass provided a marvelous canvas for Kim
Barley's "Ready, Set, Snow!" scene hand painted on this 11"
Alley Cat figurine. Her fun and whimsical details are
wonderful... from the expression on the cat's face and the
slipping and sliding penguins to the post with the two arrow
signs with "Candy Cane Lane" and "Sleigh Stop" wording. Note
the silver mouse perched on one of the signs!
Each Ready, Set, Snow! Alley Cat figurine is $245.
There's nothing like "Home Sweet Home" or in
this case, "home, TWEET home" for our Opal Satin 4" long bird
figurine. Kim Barley chose a soft yellow for the body with
darker orange blush on the wing area and black feather
details. Note the realistic face and the floral accents!
Each home TWEET home Bird
figurine is $70.
Below: Michelle Kibbe has transformed
this Opal Feather Vase into a Butterfly haven with a lavender
background, delicate vining flowers and a lovely rendition of
a Swallowtail Butterfly.
The hand painted details are simply beautiful
on this vase! An elegant display piece for any room! Did
you know. . . Adult swallowtails sip nectar, but also mud
and sometimes manure!!
Each Butterflies on Lavender Feather Vase is $165.
Pre-orders for the Ready, Set, Snow! Alley Cat
figurine, home TWEET home Bird figurine and the
Butterflies on Lavender Feather Vase will be accepted
until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.
Please contact Fenton Gift Shop:
1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or
send us an email:
email@example.com and include the name(s)
of each item you would like to purchase in the subject line.