Susan Hood Designs

Susan Hood Designs Gelatin Desserts for birthdays, weddings, gender reveals or special occasions. Classes available. A fanatic when it comes to making glass beads, working at the torch is a form of meditation for Su.
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She focuses on the creative process through a liquid medium always endeavoring to capture light in her pieces. This element is fundamental in how Susan’s work is shaped, colored and presented , She sees her jewelry as an extension of the personality of the wearer in harmony with the intent of the artist. Susan Hood is a proud member of the Toronto Bead Society, Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council the Yarmouth Crafts Guild, president of LAMPS and the past the Regional Director for Canada of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.

Operating as usual

Here’s the REST OF THE STORY.Just after Bill died I went to Chile to be the Granny Nanny with my daughter’s family. Havi...
06/16/2020

Here’s the REST OF THE STORY.
Just after Bill died I went to Chile to be the Granny Nanny with my daughter’s family. Having twins and a 5 years old, I went along to help out. Just after I got there I went to the hairdresser. It was a disastrous visit and I came out looking worse than when I went in. However, that night I had a dream I was back at the hairdresser. I had my tablet and told the hairdresser that my hairdresser in Canada was an award winner and that she was in a calendar that I would show her. As I swiped through the pages of my tablet I came to a calendar with blank squares. I was surprised that it wasn’t Heidi’s calendar and at the top of the page was my artwork. I knew it was mine but I knew also that I hadn’t made it yet. I swiped to the next page , the squares were blank again and my artwork at the top; same thing for the third page. I was very pleased with the work, what I thought were paintings, and then wondered who was using my artwork in their calendar. I can still see the font and I saw the word “nuera” I knew that was a Spanish word and I was thinking, “ nuera, nuera”. As I had just recently returned to Chile my Spanish wasn’t quite back to par. Then I woke up.
I grabbed my tablet and looked up nuera. Daughter-in-law. I had said that when Bill passed over his mother would be waiting to greet him on the other side. I had never met her, but I knew she was sending me a message. First, that she had accepted me as her daughter-in-law and second that was my new calendar of blanks that I had to fill in by myself and without Bill. Then I thought of the word “nuera”. Thirdly, when you divide it in half it says New Era.
I felt it was a good message but it wasn’t until I printed the cover page of my book that I recognized my art work. It wasn't paintings, it was gelatin. It was the artwork I had seen on the calendar 2 1/2 years ago! If you're interested $7.00
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/800816098/gelatin-art-desserts?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=gelatin+art+desserts&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1

3,2,1 Lift off.  Back in August 2019 I decided to write an ebook to supplement my gelatin art classes. When I started ou...
05/24/2020

3,2,1 Lift off. Back in August 2019 I decided to write an ebook to supplement my gelatin art classes. When I started out YouTube videos were in Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean and thankfully Spanish. Although the videos helped, they showed the “how” but didn’t explain the “why” for the craft. The project grew into more than notes to include step by step instructions on 14 different flowers, sea urchins, wreaths, DIY using local resources and a Kids Just Want To Have Fun section plus more than anyone would ever want to know about gelatin art. My 25 page ebook in available on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/813964635/gelatin-art-desserts? I am excited being featured later this year on the lorann.com website, known for their food flavourings. $5 US

I'm looking for new ideas. Tomorrow columbine and experimenting with making my own molds of a dragonfly and butterfly. I...
05/04/2020

I'm looking for new ideas. Tomorrow columbine and experimenting with making my own molds of a dragonfly and butterfly. Isolation has its reward.

Second to last batch.  Experiment gone wrong.  Too much rose water
05/02/2020

Second to last batch. Experiment gone wrong. Too much rose water

Another few successes.  Seems it is the only thing that is going right.  The game is Name That Flower. Book in rough is ...
04/22/2020

Another few successes. Seems it is the only thing that is going right. The game is Name That Flower. Book in rough is almost done.Editing next, changing the format to doc. and somehow figuring out how to change sRBG to RGB or RBG without Adobe. I have Ward with me.

Almost half way, 13 pages complete
04/12/2020

Almost half way, 13 pages complete

A good day for  experiments.I'm happy with the sea urchin and rose.  Will have to make more tomorrow
04/05/2020

A good day for experiments.I'm happy with the sea urchin and rose. Will have to make more tomorrow

Forest Deer
03/26/2020

Forest Deer

There is a silver lining to every cloud. I am in voluntary isolation due to having to protect my 97 year old mother in c...
03/21/2020

There is a silver lining to every cloud. I am in voluntary isolation due to having to protect my 97 year old mother in case I have to go to Vancouver to be with her. We went to the doctor and tests at the hospital a week ago. During that time I have worked hard on my ebook for gelatin desserts.
The eyeball is thanks to the suggestion Eric gave me at the Yarmouth Farmers Market.

My newest Koi pond gelatin dessert
02/23/2020

My newest Koi pond gelatin dessert

02/20/2020

I have been working on a new design. I ordered molds before I left Yarmouth but they never reached me. Ordered more and have been experimenting for the last few days. Stay tuned!

Photos from Susan Hood Designs's post
01/02/2020

Photos from Susan Hood Designs's post

01/02/2020

Classes will start in February. email or message me for dates and times.

Fuzzy Wuzzy, a waterlily and blue rose
07/28/2019

Fuzzy Wuzzy, a waterlily and blue rose

Fuzzy Wuzzy, a waterlily and blue rose

Susan Hood Designs's cover photo
07/28/2019

Susan Hood Designs's cover photo

Floral Wreath
07/28/2019

Floral Wreath

Special birthday dessert

07/23/2019

Let the destashing begin. Anyone interested in lampworking tools, equipment, glass, beads, jewelry making tools and supplies, etc. Please email me and I will send you a list of everything I have for sale. Tell me what you're looking for, because I probably have it. Over $30,000 worth of stuff to go for 2/3 the cost or less. [email protected]

06/30/2019

The last month has been difficult for me. I can no longer work at the torch or do beading. Eyesight issues have been dealt with the best they can but I have decided rather than spend time isolated in my studio, that for the last remaining years of sight granted to me I will travel, socialize and visit people I have met along my life. I'm not an author with two books left in me and not enough time to get them on paper.
I set out in 2000 to make the best beads I possibly could. Much, much more happened along the way and I have no regrets. Besides teaching lampworking across Canada, writing for 3 magazines, attending gift suites at the Toronto Film Festival,providing jewelry for Miss Canada having my Bead and Breakfast, I could go on. However I believe the pinnacle of my beadin' path was being a presenter at the ISGB Gathering in Las Vegas.
All my remaining jewelry is for at at 2/3 its original price. I laid everything out on my dining room table and shopped! I chose almost one of everything. I also photographed what I have left for sale. I will having an open house July 2 and 3rd at 14 Elm St. Yarmouth 7-9 pm
Also everything is shown in the photos. If you're interested in anything I'll send you a close up photo and the price. Look in the photo albums. There are general prices with the photos

Blow out saler
06/30/2019

Blow out saler

Blow out saler

02/28/2019

I haven't made anything for 18 months, as Bill died in January last year and there have been many other pressing issues.
I always ask my Creator when I need new ideas and I see them on a little TV screen always to the right side of my head. I am taking a course with Shawn Leonard and he introduced Chakras. I have also had the privilege of having Erika Rolston as my boarder for the past year. These 2 experiences came together and
I saw the first idea that had come to me in months. I am so excited because I started working on the concept in December and I finally have something almost finished. One more step only and I have to go to Halifax to get the last piece of the puzzle.
The Creator always gives me wonderful pictures. Sometimes it take 3 months to work out the techniques and sometimes years. My job is to bring the vision I have been given into reality. I will be posting pictures next week.

01/06/2019
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It has been a year since Bill passed away. The past year I have lost my dog Chiclet ( 17 years old), my husband, my studio and my house. The studio and house are packed in anticipation for a move when the house sells.Dealing with real estate brokers, bankers,lawyers and accountants have left me emotionally drained and creatively blocked. I couldn't read or watch TV as I had no attention span, patience for anything except solving my problems and focus.
The studio was the last to be packed and somewhere in the stacks of boxes my identity got packed too.
I can't use the barn anymore for my studio so after a year I have decided to move a small bit of my work area into the basement and have a few ideas that have been percolating while I've been on hold. I should have everything up and running in a week.
I've taken a good look at my life and made some big changes, so look for things to come.

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04/21/2018

I haven’t posted in months. To all who are not local or on my personal website, I’m taking some down time. Bill, my husband of 30 years, passed away January 2nd. I haven’t been able to work since then as the barn was winterized and the furnace can’t function. Grieving really puts a dent in creativity and the burden of everything that goes along with a death has put me inside a tunnel which at this point doesn’t seem to have a light at the end of it. I am working at it. Please have patience. Just give me time to get myself back to a happier place.

Crown of Thorns. Finally a picture that turned out
11/21/2017

Crown of Thorns. Finally a picture that turned out

Busy, busy week!
11/01/2017

Busy, busy week!

I took 2 of these necklaces to the Designer Crafts Shop on Thursday. Sold one on Friday and one on Saturday.  Guess what...
10/27/2017

I took 2 of these necklaces to the Designer Crafts Shop on Thursday. Sold one on Friday and one on Saturday. Guess what I'm making today.

I will be at the Ottawa Bead Show, Oct. 14 and 15th. Come see the new stuff!
10/10/2017

I will be at the Ottawa Bead Show, Oct. 14 and 15th. Come see the new stuff!

Once again I'll be teaching at Canada Beading Supply. October 16-18. Come out and play!
10/10/2017

Once again I'll be teaching at Canada Beading Supply. October 16-18. Come out and play!

I will be there!  Come see my new stuff!  First 25 attendees each day will get a free bead from me, plus 10 percent off ...
10/05/2017

I will be there! Come see my new stuff! First 25 attendees each day will get a free bead from me, plus 10 percent off any purchase over $50.

Time to start thinking of Christmas gifts? I will be at theFabulous Fall FairSat 10:00 - 3pm · Beacon Church Saturday, S...
09/20/2017

Time to start thinking of Christmas gifts? I will be at the
Fabulous Fall Fair
Sat 10:00 - 3pm · Beacon Church Saturday, Sept. 23
TNR (Trap, neuter, release) will be selling hot dogs and pop to raise funds for their group. Drop by for lunch,Admission free with a can or box of non perishables for the Yarmouth Food Bank, Visit the fair for your fall jams and pickles, candles, decor, bath, jewelry and more. Support Local. See you then.

Getting ready with Christmas stuff.
09/19/2017

Getting ready with Christmas stuff.

Just finished a custom order for a flrefighter.
08/30/2017

Just finished a custom order for a flrefighter.

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671 24th St. NE, #13
Salmon Arm, BC
V1E 3P7

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I had a great time this morning. Loved seeing your studio and talking shop.