Tempered Glass Workshop

My sister, Heidi Borchers, shared her Tempered Glass technique in a small group 2-day workshop this weekend. Small classes are fabulous because everyone gets awesome teacher time. 

Using tempered glass, you know... the kind of glass that shatters into a thousand pieces when broken --  you can create a unique mosaic effect over hand-made papers. 

Step one is to lay out the glass on a tarp so that you can cover and break it. 

 Laying the large sheet of tempered glass on a tarp.

Laying the large sheet of tempered glass on a tarp.

 After breaking the glass.

After breaking the glass.

Using a hammer, you can take out a few of your frustrations on the glass when it is wrapped in the tarp.  On a side note here, you should have heard the glass companies response when Heidi call to buy glass. "I'm looking for tempered glass that I can break", she shared. Apparently most of the glass companies had never heard of such a thing.

Maria, Calla, Karen and Candace all enjoyed picking their own color schemes and layouts.

Once all the papers are glued in place, it's time to start applying the tempered glass and the finished effect is WOW!

Looking forward to seeing you at our next Tempered Glass Mosaic Workshop. 

Herb Shop Updates


We have moved The Herbery up to the front of the shop and we are so delighted! All of the herbs, teas, tea bags, tea accessories, aromatherapy products, candles and natural products are all gathered together in the same place now.

When you stop by, be sure to sample some of our new tea blends based on the herbs recommended by the Medical Medium book by Anthony William. He has wonderful and exciting new information about the mystery illnesses many people are dealing with at this time.

Another wonderful product line we carry is Bach Rescue Remedy and Bach Flower Essence products which includes Rescue Sleep, Rescue Energy, etc. Bach remedies are homeopathic in nature and work on emotional issues. And who nowadays doesn’t have some emotional issues. If you are stressed, frazzled and emotionally out of whack, try some Rescue Remedy.

We also do custom Bach Flower Essence consultations where we make you a custom remedy for your current issues. Bach also has Rescue Remedy for your animals. My sister Heidi tried it on her 6-year-old hyper Queensland Heeler dog, Foxy. A few drops in her water bowl works for Foxy’s hyperness.

See you soon at The Herbery!

Yes! We have embellishments.

We have the best selection of embellishments on the Eastern Shore or maybe even in Maryland! We love embellishments... you can use them in mixed media projects, collage, mosaics, art quilts, clay art, jewelry art, school projects and for fashion, etc, etc, etc.

Drop by and check out the metal charms, resin flowers, leaves and iridescent resin cabochons, tiny laser cut wood thingamajigs, wood, plastic, resin and cork alphabet letters, glass cabochons, porcelain flowers, pieces for assemblage and watch parts, mosaic tiles in ceramic & glass, rhinestones, feathers, google eyes, buttons and so much more.


Embellishments at Wye River Designs


Lots of exciting changes here at Wye River Designs. Recently both my sisters, Heidi and Tiffany, flew in from California and we spent three days rearranging the shop, moving furniture, painting walls and shelving and giving everything a fresh new look. I knew that I needed to move things around to make room for our expanding herb shop but I hadn't planned for painting...but...the sisters jumped in brushes in hand and transformed a big section of the shop with a fresh coat of paint and shabby chic painted some of my dark wood shelves transforming them into white washed which is really brightening up the jewelry section. 

I am SO delighted with how it all turned out. The herb shop is much bigger, and all the products are together in one space. The gift and jewelry section is so adorable and shabby chic and full of fun. There are handmade gifts plus all the jewelry making supplies we have always carried in the shop.

We have spread our new embellishments throughout the shop in little bowls. big bowls and other containers. We are so excited with the selection of embellishments we now offer!

Now, I have the kind of unique and fabulous trinkets I have been looking for to create my art projects and can’t wait to share with all of you!


Wye River Designs - Heidi Borchers, Tiffany Windsor and Candace Liccione
Wye River Designs - Heidi Borchers and Candace Liccione