My partner this swap is Chris Haussler, He lives in a small town in Nebraska. And is the middle child of FIVE boys. I feel for his mother if they were anything like my rowdy boys.
He is a delightful man to chat with and a amazing marble maker. When my boys are older enough to appreciate the craftsmanship of hand made marbles, and not attempt to eat them, I will start a collection using Chris's marbles.
|Looks like a swarm of stars.|
|These remind me of the huge lollipops you get at|
novelty candy shoppes.
|Beautiful little marbles.|
Chris also makes lamp work beads, sculptures. They are equally as delightful as the marbles. He is been crafting these beauties for 8 years.
|The top purple one calls to me.|
|The acorns are beautifully crafted.|
|I can see dainty wild flowers sitting in this |
on my window seal.
With his Wife (Stephanie) and Daughter (Mina) by his side they work shows and sell their beauties.
|All photos used are copyrighted to Chris and Stephanie Haussler|
I look forward to chatting with Chris (and wife) when this swap and hop is over. Now I am off to finish gathering beads and such to send to this amazing artist.