Fused Glass Mirror

Fused Glass Mirror

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in accessories, Art, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

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.          ...

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Fused Glass Pocket Crosses

Fused Glass Pocket Crosses

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Religious | 0 comments

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:...

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Fused Glass and Concrete

Fused Glass and Concrete

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Pendant | 0 comments

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...

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Fused Glass follow-ups

Fused Glass follow-ups

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, light | 0 comments

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...

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One of my favorite fused glass dishes went home with a good friend

One of my favorite fused glass dishes went home with a good friend

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

I mentioned Julie in another blog.  She and Vicky come and see me at my shows on a regular bases and normally buy my fused glass snaps.  Both Vicky and Julie have amazing taste. Last show Vicki bought one of my favorite fused glass vases of all times and during Doherty, Julie bought one of my favorite dishes. This is truly special one of a kind piece.             I really love this technique I have 2 others but much smaller.    ...

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In Preparation for Doherty’s Craft Fair

In Preparation for Doherty’s Craft Fair

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry, light, Newsletters, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

My last craft show of the year, I’ve been busy making new fused glass artwork. First my new fused glass night lights. I love fused glass night lights they are little pieces of art. They are perfect gifts and so beautiful.             I also made more fused glass ornaments, including Trees.           Fused glass wind-chimes. I like shorter chimes but they can be lengthened as well. Both are made with copper wire....

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Fused Glass Earrings

Fused Glass Earrings

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in accessories, Blog, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry | 0 comments

I’ve been quite busy making some new fused glass earrings and thought I’d share just a few pictures of them. I’ve got several more both posts and dangles.         Since I have so many new pairs of fused glass earrings, I’m doing a Buy 2 get 1 Free special during Doherty craft show only. Wait until you see my new fused glass earrings, they are amazing! If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website...

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Fused Glass Buddha

Fused Glass Buddha

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Art, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Religious | 0 comments

A while back I got a great mold from Bonny Doon (Laurie Spray). I took a fabulous class from her (vitrigraph) and bought several molds from her. I got a Buddha mold but the first 2 times I used it, my pieces didn’t turn out so well. But my next too turned out beautifully. I was even able to take it to my most recent craft show. The mold allows for a 3rd eye to be added, however I displayed it without actually adding it but you can still see it.  The 3rd eye is believe...

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Christmas in July – snowmen

Christmas in July – snowmen

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Religious | 0 comments

July’s fused glass newsletter focuses on holiday fused glass in preparation for my glass shows.  So for this fused glass blog I thought make a couple of plates. I made a fused glass snowman face, it’s perfect for Christmas candy or cookies.           I also wanted to make a full fused glass snowman plate. He is quite big so he is a perfect centerpiece or for cookies.                   I...

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Fused Glass Christmas in July

Fused Glass Christmas in July

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry, Newsletters, Pendant | 0 comments

All year I have been focusing on the myriad of ways I learn new fused glass techniques; January’s Newsletter focused on the techniques I learned from a class I took from Patty Gray, February’s Newsletter focused on fused glass techniques I learned in classes I took from Tanya Veit,  March’s Newsletter focused on fused glass techniques I learned from ebooks I bought from Helios, April’s Newsletter focused on molds / tutorials from Creative Paradise,...

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Fused Glass Painted Quilt Plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Painted Quilt Plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Art, Blog, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

This is one of Tanya’s fused glass techniques that she taught years ago. It’s paint on glass. When she first taught the technique it was on fused glass pendants.  I like this technique so much I think I’ll make some more fused glass pendants!           The first picture is of the first firing. The second one is the fired piece.           The third picture is of the piece in the kiln for the slump firing....

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Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles is another of Tanya’s techniques she has on her fused glass website. I’ve never really done mosaics but I like this one.  Tanya included 2 fused glass mosaic techniques in the one video. First I made two sets of mosaic using light blue and a rose colored glass. In reality they could stand on their own.           But instead I cut them into squares and put together a new piece.  I love it. So pretty but it does...

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Other Fused Glass Techniques

Other Fused Glass Techniques

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

There were other fused glass techniques I learned from Tanya that I won’t be doing blogs about this month. The first time I did fused glass tapestry was with Tanya, as art. The one on the left is the one I learned at Tanya’s and the second one I learn with David Alcala (the original artist). When I took the class from Tanya she told us all we needed to take it from David so I want to write about David’s techniques. I wrote a blog about David when I first...

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Fused Glass – Pattern bars

Fused Glass – Pattern bars

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Holiday | 0 comments

Another fused glass technique I first learned from Tanya is pattern bars. Actually she taught several types of pattern bars. The original fused glass piece we made in class has several techniques including: pattern bars, flash glass, and powder printing.  This blog I’m only going to focus on fused glass pattern bars. Here are some of the pattern bars I made and I’ll go through each one. Basically you make a pattern bar then you cut it up and incorporate it into...

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Fused Glass – Flash glass and Sandblast

Fused Glass – Flash glass and Sandblast

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

In the first big fused glass boot camp I took with Tanya she taught us sandblasting.  The owl is still one of my favorite pieces that I made. She made us do it as homework and it took us all week, but I love it!! I keep it in my curio cabinet to keep it safe. She also had us sandblast in the second boot camp. We were suppose to put alcohol ink on it but I liked it the way it is so I never added the ink.             In addition to the...

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