Fused Glass Gold
In 2014 I wrote blogs every month explaining the gemstone for that particular month. So for this year I was going to discuss traditional gemstone gift for Anniversaries.
1 st year – gold, 5th – Sapphire, 7th – onyx, 10th – diamond, 12th – jade, 15th – ruby, 20th – emerald, 25th – silver, 30th – pearl, 45th – sapphire, 50th – gold, 60th – diamond
Of course as they say great laid plans. I actually made most of the stones already except for Gold (below), Onyx (which is black and I have some beautiful white and black pieces or red and black but Just plain black glass is a tad boring), and silver and I have some pendants with silver foil and I’m going to make some metal clay pieces. So my point is other than the 3 I mentioned I don’t see the point of doing all the anniversaries. Just know I have them all and I’ll do one blog with all of the stones for birthdays and list the anniversary as well. I guess another point is I can create fused glass pieces for almost any occasion. So if you would like a special fused glass pendant, key chain, earrings, bracelet, etc. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you would like created.
For January the above picture depicts some of my fused glass gold for the 1st and 50th year Anniversaries – which is gold (according to the American Gem Trade Association). These fused glass pieces are all pendants albeit I can also create rings, earrings, etc.
Obviously I can’t create gold from fused glass albeit I have several pieces that are have gold iridized, gold dichroic, and I have added Gold liquid luster to several pieces. Gold liquid luster contains 8% real gold. I can add the luster to any fused glass piece to give it an extra elegance. I even used gold plated bails for some of the fused glass pendants. I also created a poker guard with gold mica and a gold decal with a peacock.
So is 14k gold pure? No, 14k gold has some gold (58.3%), but it’s mixed with some other metals (e.g., silver, copper, nickel and zinc) to make it stronger and more durable for jewelry. 24k gold is pure 100% gold, but it is too soft for jewelry. The karat indicates the amount of gold in the metal. The higher the karat, the higher the percentage of gold in the metal.
If you would like to purchase one of these beautiful fused glass “gold” pieces please email me at email@example.com until I put them on my site Elegant Fused Glass by Karen.
Keeping my kiln warm,