Saturday, February 24, 2018

Making a Video is fun! Glass Coaster is the #Giveaway

Character:      Savannah Webb
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon

Hi, Savannah here. Who knew that making a video would be such fun.

I thought it would help publicize the glass shop if I put a video on my website. Since I'm not an expert either with cameras or streaming, I hired a local company called 2 Hungry Dogs. Who wouldn't want to work with a company like that?

Since our newest class is in sand-etching, the topic of the first video is about how to etch the Webb's Glass Shop logo onto a glass coaster.

I spread the preparation work out over the course of a week, but still, there was a lot of cleanup to do before I even thought about trying a rehearsal.

First I made up a dozen coasters in the kiln by using two layers of clear glass squares. Then I wrote the script for every single word that I said. I'm not a particularly good writer, but somehow I used my teaching experience to document each step in the process.   

When the day came for filming the video, I had everything ready and in less than an hour it was in the can. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Cheryl here: This is the finished video:



What do you think?

There's a #GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of name(AT)server(DOT)com to avoid the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on February 25 for the chance to win your choice of a signed copy of Etched in Tears along with the coaster featured in the videoThis giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes.




Etched in Tears released on November 28, 2017 and is available on AmazonNookKobo, and in all your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books You can also ask your library to order it for you.

About Etched in Tears

When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer's cover.

Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah's first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis's return home has her reflecting on the past--a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket. A search through her father's records sheds new light on Dennis's history, but it seems his present life wasn't so transparent either. Now, with a gallery of suspects to consider, it's up to Savannah to figure out who fits the mold of a murderer.


Meet the author:

Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left an engineering career designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind the house, Cheryl and her husband George design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.


Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter



35 comments:

  1. Very interesting! Also your last name is my family's too! I am looking forward to reading your newest mystery! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  2. Great video. I did something similar with my students. We had an artist come in and she worked with them.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. We used a local videographer to film, edit and process the video. Good luck in the drawing.

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  3. Thank you did a great job on the video! Who knew there were so many steps into making etched glass? You make it seem easy but it truly is a work of art.

    I've not had the privilege of reading "Etched in Tears" YET, but it's on my TBR list. It would be thrilling and bring me get joy to be the fortunate one selected to receive not only a copy of the book but also one of your creations. Thank you so much for the chance. <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. It was a real challenge to keep the length at just under a minute. Good luck in the drawing.

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  4. Our family originates in Eastern Kentucky. We're probably related! Good luck in the drawing.

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  5. I have read the previous books in the Glass shop Series and look forward to reading this newest one. I enjoyed the video as its always interesting to see how things are made. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  6. I enjoyed the informative video and learning about this art which is fascinating. You are very creative. Books, writing and glass making are wonderful.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. That was a great video! I don't know the first thing about glass work, but even I understood every step of the process. Great job! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  8. Thanks for this interesting video. The series and glass work interests me greatly. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. What fun. You make it look so simple. Ha!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  11. Mary Lynette MillerFebruary 24, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Love this series. More please! nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  12. Very interesting video. It's nice to see the process of making the coaster. Really enjoy this series and looking forward to reading "Etched in Tears".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. That was a great video. Very clear and concise. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks for posting the video. I enjoy seeing how to. Vereader(AT)fuse(DOT)net

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  15. I picked up your first book because I had a friend who made all kinds of things with Glass. Loved going to Glass Shops and seeing all the different types and color of glass.He often ended up giving me a piece of his work for Christmas, birthday or just because. Wished he was still here and he could see the video, know he would have wanted to make coasters for gifts I forgot to add I'm on book 3 and love all the people in the book. RUTH NIXON ruthenixon(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  16. My husband did glass work a long time ago. Love the premiss. Thanks for the chance. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  17. Enjoyed the video. It was nice to see the etching process. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Cool video! This sounds a bit different and interesting.1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I had to watch that twice. I thought that was really neat. lesh4537(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  20. Enjoyed the video and found it informative. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  21. Cool video! And I'd love to read this book--ty for the giveaway. legallyblonde1961(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Neat video.So many interesting new things to learn. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  23. enjoyed the video, so neat to really see as we have read about this in the books. Love the cover on this book. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol. (com)

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  24. I liked the video. Very interesting! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I've learned so much about glass from you and your wonderful series! bobwiesmann at gmail dot com.

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  26. You have such interesting ideas of projects with glass. Thanks for sharing them.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I loved the video and the tie in to your series! Looking forward to the newest book. Debbie (dot) Erickson14(at) gmail(dot)com

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  29. Your video looked like a professional did it. I loved watching the steps taken. Now to your book...I'm sold just by the cover. I'd love to claim it as mine. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Wonderful post & video. Thank you for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I liked the video . I've always been interested in glassblowing and etching, although I have never tried it. Thanks for the chance to win your latest book. suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. thanks for sharing, love it kwavon4you@hotmail.com

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