May 2014 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

- May Blogs * blogs will now only be on Elegant fused glass not Fused Elegance for more information read this blog.

- Did you know ...

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Fresh From the Kiln:

April's Fresh From The Kiln - Fused Glass Tree-man

May's Fresh From The Kiln - Fused Glass Pebble Tower

In April I took a fabulous fused glass master's class with the one and only Tanya Veit. I will probably write quite a few blogs about this class because it was amazing, incredible, fantastic, outstanding, and so many other superlatives. I'm sorry these pictures are a little blurry.

This Fused Glass Pebble Tower is about 12 inch tall and as you can see is beautiful from both sides. I wish you could see it, the depth and beauty are just wonderful.  Read more.

Upcoming Events:

If you are in Colorado Springs my Special Home Show is still going on, so if you are in Colorado please give me a call or send me an email to set up a time to come over and see some amazing Fused Glass artwork. I have so many new fused glass pieces that you will just be amazed.

Remember anyone that comes to the home show gets an automatic 15% off their entire purchase and if you bring a friend you both get 20% off anything you buy!

*If you would like to learn more about hosting a home show and learning about special incentives involve please email me at elegantfusedglass@gmail.com

Springs Spree

Great news I will have a Fused Glass booth at the Colorado Springs Spree on June 14th and 15th!

Anyone who comes to my booth and mentions my Newsletter will get 10% off their entire purchase!

I hope to see you there. BTW if you didn't know it's a free community and music Festival in Memorial Park!

BTW my special friend and chainmaille artist Stephanie will be there with me so come out and see us both. It's a twofer!!!

May's Blog Highlights: *My blogs are posted NLT each Sunday of the WEEK just check Elegant Fused Glass by Karen.

Fused Glass Poker Card Guards

Fused Glass Poker Card Guards

I'm sure ya'll are wondering what the heck are Fused Glass Poker Card Guards.  My husband is an avid poker player and he asked me to make fused glass poker card guards for him and to sell.                 

Well if you or someone you know plays poker they will …Read more.

Mother's Day Fused Glass

Fused Glass for Mother's Day

This year Mother’s day is May 11th!  That's correct, it's right around the corner. So think about Fused Glass for Mother's Day! Last year I made a YouTube video with a variety of possible fused glass for Mother's Day, I just got finished watching it again and I must tell you it's really good. I love the song it's as …Read more.

Fused Glass May Birthstone - Emerald

Fused Glass May Birthstone - Emerald

May’s birthstone is the emerald. So in keeping with my theme of creating fused glass birthstones here is my Fused Glass May Birthstone, Emerald. I must tell you this picture doesn't do the piece justice. the depth and sparkle are incredible. Emerald is also the gemstone for both 20th and …

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Fused Glass May Awareness Ribbons

Fused Glass May Awareness Ribbons

Every month I've been letting ya'll know what the Awareness Ribbons are for that particular month. There are several awareness causes and ribbons dedicated to the month of May and I have several Fused Glass May Awareness pieces that represents various May awareness causes / ribbons however, I …Read more.

Fused Glass Gemini (Zodiac) pendants

Fused Glass Gemini (Zodiac) pendants

According to Western Zodiac Gemini symbol is the twins. I have fused glass Gemini pendants that have different types of decals fused on top that will not scratch off.  Additionally, any fused glass pendant (or any other fused glass pendant) can be changed to a key chain, bookmark, or magnet for …Read more.

Patriotic Fused Glass for Memorial Day

Patriotic Fused Glass for Memorial Day

May 26th 2014 I like the holidays and if you follow my blogs you know I have created fused glass for many holidays including Easter, Valentine's Day, and Christmas. However for those of you who follow my blog you also know I'm retired Air Force, 22 year I served my country and therefore …Read more.

Fused Glass Book Review - Glass Fusing Book 1 – by Boyce Lundstrom

Fused Glass Book Review - Glass Fusing Book 1 – by Boyce Lundstrom

I love to learn about fused glass whether it is through classes, eBooks, or actual books, therefore, I thought I would write a few book reviews on the various Fused Glass books I’ve read. Please understand this is my personal view and is not intended to offend anyone. …Read more.

Fused Glass - Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere

Fused Glass - Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere

                        I wanted to explain something that some people even glass fusers do not know. It is about bubbles. Tiny champagne bubbles are a natural occurrence in fused glass. Bubbles occur when two or more layers of glass are fused together when the edges seal first and trap air …

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Fused Glass Local Locations

My Fused Glass Local Locations, I have some sad and disappointing news and it's taken me almost a month to write about it. For those of you who follow my fused glass newsletters and blogs know I have my fused glass in three local locations. That is until the end of April. Stephanie fro SMC designs had to close her …Read more.

May's Fresh From The Kiln - Fused Glass Pebble Tower

May's Fresh From The Kiln - Fused Glass Pebble Tower

In April I took a fabulous fused glass master's class with the one and only Tanya Veit. I will probably write quite a few blogs about this class because it was amazing, incredible, fantastic, outstanding, and so many other superlatives. I'm sorry these pictures are a little blurry. …Read more.

Did you know ...

This section will be used to answer any questions you may have or to pass on tidbits of information that add value and enhance knowledge regarding fused glass, metals, or jewelry in general. Let me know if you have anything you'd like me to include.

Did you know the lengths of necklaces have names?

My Fused Glass Pendants that are $15 and higher I include a satin cord. (The cords can also be bought separately as well). During my arts and craft shows, I’m always asked how long the cord is and if I have longer cords. This made me wonder about lengths of chains and so as always I did some research.

What I found is necklace lengths do in fact have names. My satin cords are 16” with an extension of 2” making it a 18”, therefore are considered Choker to Princess length. The length of a necklace can either impact a look in a positive or negative way. Consequently, women should have an idea of what works best for their outfits.

Here is some information regarding necklace lengths.

·         Collar necklaces (14”) are close-fitting and sophisticated. A Collar necklace is the shortest necklace and encircles the throat rather than sitting on the collarbone or chest. Collar necklaces are ideal for formal occasions and look fabulous with strapless or v-neck; however, collar necklaces can be worn casually i.e. jeans.

·         Choker necklaces (16”) provide a little more breathing room. A Choker is perhaps the most classic and yet versatile of all lengths. It lies on or just above the collarbones and emphasizes the neckline.

·         Princess necklaces (18”) are a common and the length and hangs just on or over the collarbone. It works well with higher or lower necklines: v-neck, strapless, round, etc. The belief is clothing and necklace should not fight over the same spot.

·         Matinee necklace (20”) is traditionally thought of as sophisticated. Matinee's are good for business wear, for formal wear with higher necklines, and for dressing up casual clothing. The Matinee necklace stops around the top of the cleavage and is a great choice for casual or business attire it looks great with high necklines.

·         Opera necklace (24”) falls just below the breastbone, which draws attention away from the neck to your chest. The Opera necklace has impressive length and can often allow for a variety of options.

·         Rope necklace (30”) are very stylish, however this length requires the ‘once over’ in order to take it all in. It can be elegant and sexy. It can be doubled up. A Rope is a closed end necklace.

·         Lariat necklace (45”) is open-ended making it more versatile depending on how the ends are closed. Double or triple the strands for shorter lengths.

Last year during my arts and craft shows not only did I chose to make custom length cords (black) I’ve actually added silver plated chains and stainless steel chains both 16”-18” long.

Let me know what your favorite length of necklace to wear!

Karen

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