Fused glass Donuts

Fused glass Donuts

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

Recently I took an online webinar about donuts. It was a fascinating class and I love the technique. I thought I’d show you a couple. There are many ways to make fused glass donuts but this is a unique way and I like them very much.           Sadly you can’t truly see how amazing these are, they are large statement pieces. Some have transparent sections that make them even more versatile.           In making the...

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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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Refused Pendants

Refused Pendants

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

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...

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Donating Fused Glass to Children

Donating Fused Glass to Children

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry | 0 comments

Melanie is another one of my friends and amazing customers. She recently started a new job with foster children in El Paso county.  I love children and wanted to support both the children and Melanie.  So I donated over a 100 fused glass pendants. I included chains/cords and put them all in individual bags for the children and for the aid workers.           Anytime I have a show I always make sure I have fused glass pendants in all price ranges so...

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Fused Glass that Matches a Shirt

Fused Glass that Matches a Shirt

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, dish, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry | 0 comments

So not only did my old friends come by I met some new ones as well. Julie came in wanting to match the teal in her shirt with a pendant. Within 2 minutes we found 2 fused glass pendants, 1 teal which matched her shirt perfectly and a red one went well as well.           Julie said she likes to match her jewelry with her clothes and asked if she sent me a shirt if I could match it and of course the answer is yes. I love doing custom work. In fact...

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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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Liberty Craft Show Winner – Lynn

Liberty Craft Show Winner – Lynn

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in accessories, Blog, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, handmade, Jewelry | 0 comments

I always enjoy showing off my glass and I really like High School shows. I love creating fused glass and I like showing it off.  I always do a sign up list for my newsletter. Then I use Random.org to chose a winner, For Liberty the winner is Lynn. I’ve emailed her and If I don’t hear from her within a week I’ll send an email to the others that signed up and the first to email me will win. That’s actually how Michelle won, she came by during the...

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New fused glass

New fused glass

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry | 0 comments

I wanted to have some new fused glass pieces for my last 3 shows of the year. I made some new snaps, both small and medium; I will say several sold during my liberty show.           I made some new fused glass crosses.           I made some new fused glass trees.  I like not just making them green.           I also made some fused glass brooch pins.           What I always...

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Busy fused glass month

Busy fused glass month

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 1 comment

So it’s been a pretty crazy month.  In addition to my show at Rockledge ranch I also made several custom pieces. My fused glass angel pendants for an old friend.           Some custom fused glass aspens.           I also made some fused glass pocket vases and photo stands for the shop that carries my artwork in Denver (Tulips)             I love creating glass, I never get tired of fused...

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Fused glass – Essential Oil accessories

Fused glass – Essential Oil accessories

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

For those of you who come to my shows you know about my fused glass essential oil pendants. Well I have a surprise for you then.             Normally I use epoxy to put my glass on to the essential oil findings.  But now I have a couple of essential oil pendants that use snaps.which is the best of both worlds. Essential oils and fused glass snaps that you can change out!!             In addition to the fused glass...

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Winner of Holly Berry Fused Glass prize!

Winner of Holly Berry Fused Glass prize!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry, Newsletters | 0 comments

When I participate in a Art Show I always do a drawing for $25 worth of free fused glass. Well this past weekend I participated in the Holly Berry Arts Festival at the Rock ledge ranch in Manitou Springs. It’s a fabulous location and I just love showing my fused glass there.  Anyway, I had several people sign up for my fused glass newsletter and enter my drawing.             The Winner was Janet! I’ve sent her a separate email....

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Fused Glass modifications

Fused Glass modifications

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

During my August show, one of my long time customers had a request. She wanted some of my fused glass earrings changed from posts and dangles to clip-on earrings.  So I did it. I based it on whether the earrings were posts or dangles. If they were posts I put them on a finding that had a pad. If they were dangles I put them on a clip-on finding that was made for dangles. So about 1/2 were dangles and 1/2 were posts, now she has fused glass earrings that she can wear.  ...

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Christmas in July – are they pendants or ornaments?

Christmas in July – are they pendants or ornaments?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

July’s fused glass newsletter focuses on holiday fused glass in preparation for my glass shows. My first show is in August in Woodland Park.  If there is something you’d like me to bring to my Shows or to put on my websites please let me know. So for this fused glass blog I thought I’d show off some more of my new fused glass holiday castings. The question is are they pendants or ornaments?  The answer is whichever you want! I think these are so awesome...

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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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