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This a new Fused Glass site so please let us know what you think. Our original site is http://fused-elegance-glass-jewelry.com/.  The original site has more items and you can combine shipment.

At the beginning of the year, I promised my Fused Glass customers I was going to update our http://fused-elegance-glass-jewelry.com/ to make it easier to navigate.  Well my amazing husband found a new system to base our Fused Glass website on.

The new Fused Glass site http://www.elegantfusedglassbykaren.com/ makes it easier to search and to keep track of you’re shopping cart. It also lets us provide coupons and discounts.

Everything on the http://www.elegantfusedglassbykaren.com/ is new from our original http://fused-elegance-glass-jewelry.com/  there are no duplicates and there are over 60 new Fused Glass artwork including including pendants, spoon rests, night lights, earrings, bracelets and
much more.

So after checking out our new site  look over our original site and let me know what you think.  Our goal, is by the end of the year to transfer all the fused glass items from the original  site http://fused-elegance-glass-jewelry.com/  to the http://www.elegantfusedglassbykaren.com/. We will add new fused glass items to our Etsy and Art Fire stores.

Of course any and all items can be shipped together with one charge. Please fused_elegance@yahoo.com home pageif you have any questions.

Karen

Breakfast with Friends

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Breakfast with Friends

            I normally post about how busy I am, well today I took some time out and had breakfast with friends.  Iris and Lela are two of my best friends and I just don’t spend enough time with them. So today we had breakfast and talked.  It reminds me of how important my friends are and how much I love spending time with them. To make it even better Madi was home and she went with us.  Lela and Iris are both very special women. They are both Veterans, mothers, and both wonderful friends. I love them both...

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Fused Glass Mirror

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Fused Glass Mirror

One of the things I’ve always wanted to make since I started working with fused glass is mirrors. I’ve always liked mirrors and to add glass to them just makes them even more beautiful. This first one is a beveled mirror and I used silicon to glue fused glass pebbles around the outside of the mirror. I haven’t put a hanger on the back of the mirror, but it looks great on a clear stand. I blanked out the mirror section.           The next one is a mirror surrounded by fused glass, I used silicon to...

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Fused Glass Pocket Crosses

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Fused Glass Pocket Crosses

During one of my shows last year I was asked if I could make pocket crosses. I wasn’t sure what she mean and she explained they are just to keep them in your pocket without a bail. It reminded me of worry stones. When I was stationed in Turkey, worry stones were very common. In fact I’ve made a few worry stones. I’ll post pictures next time I come across them. But I decided to make some pocket crosses.  There are a couple ways to make fused glass crosses: casting, layering, or hand cutting.  You make an ingot (slab of glass)...

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Trip to Rhode Island

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Trip to Rhode Island

I thought I’d post some pictures from my latest business trip to Rhode Island. I’m sure you will wonder why what does it have to do with glass?  Well I’ll tell you, we stayed at the Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island and as soon as I walked in there was an amazing chandler. It was recycled glass, it was decanters with the bottoms cut off and light bulbs threaded through each bottle. I don’t know if you can see how truly beautiful it is. Some of the decanters were sandblasted and others are left clear. There were at...

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Fused Glass and Concrete

Posted by on 7:00 am in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Pendant | 0 comments

Fused Glass and Concrete

Everything I do involves glass. Recently I took two webinars about concrete jewelry (Curious Mondo). They actually used different concrete. One is more concrete looking grey speckled and one is white. Of course when I use another media it all revolves around how I can use it with glass. The first 4 I made had a bit more water than I should have included, but for the most part they turned out ok. As you can see I added colorant to two of them. I like both the color and the white.           Two of my pieces I...

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While in Emeryville, Bullseye

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While in Emeryville, Bullseye

While I was in Emeryville visiting my Son, Alyssa, and brand new baby girl. I got a chance to go to the bullseye resource center. One of the things I love about bullseye is they show artists work. This time they showed, 3 fused glass artists.  The first was Susan Martin – her pieces were amazing and so different.           The next one was Adrien Segal – I loved her work as well.           The third was Emily Van Engel, I love screen printing. I’ve taken several classes. I...

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Refused Pendants

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Refused Pendants

While I was making my vitrigraph pieces I came across some glass that I wanted to refuse. Some were donut pendants that I found too large. So I decided to cut them down.  I really like them now. They were casted fused glass donuts and I cut off the sides, eventually I plan on making the sides into earrings but we’ll see. I have such a hard time remembering to make earrings and pendant sets.         I also found a large piece of screen-melt that broke and I made these beautiful pendants. They are really beautiful....

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Vitrigraph and Cane

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Vitrigraph and Cane

          Last year I took a class with Laurie Spray on cane’s and vitrigraph. I’ve used some of the blue cane in several pieces but I wanted to use some of the orange cane I made in actual fused glass pieces. I made 3 small dishes. each one is very beautiful.         I also made some pieces for jewelry.           I really like cane and hopefully by March I’ll have my kiln set up and make some more cane and vitrigraph. If you would like to see more of my...

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Happy 2018!

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Happy 2018!

          Happy New Year!  Every year I do a review of my glass activities. 2017 was a great year for me professionally, family, and in glass. I added more responsibilities at work and I love it. As far as my family life; my daughter graduated High School and started college, and of course my son told me I was going to be a grandmother and on 1 Jan I became a grandma.           I love my job and all the people I work with. I get to travel and I love that part of my job. I participated in...

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Fused Glass follow-ups

Posted by on 9:41 pm in Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, light | 0 comments

Fused Glass follow-ups

As I was preparing for my DYK in my December’s Newsletter, I came across a few other fused glass pieces that I just wasn’t completely happy with and decided I’d re-slump them. I made this beautiful leaf a few months ago, but when I slumped it I didn’t care for it so I re-slumped it and now I love it. It’s perfect for nuts, candy, or even a candy dish. I love it, so pretty.           This piece is similar to the fused glass piece that got broken and I highlighted in my newsletter. Again, I...

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