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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With every purchase

With every purchase

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

I love making soap dishes and sushi dishes so I thought I’d do a little something special for my customers that buy either one. If you buy a fused glass sushi dish from me I’ll give you a set of chop sticks.  It’s kind of funny I know because most people don’t really use these dishes for sushi but it doesn’t really matter.           If you buy a fused glass soap dish from me I’ll give you a bar of soap. Again...

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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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Fused Glass boxes

Fused Glass boxes

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

I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I try to take 3 fused glass classes every year. I love learning new techniques and sharing the love of glass!  In October I took a class with Alyssa Oxley she’s known for her fused glass boxes.           We made 3 fused glass projects in class. I enjoyed making them but they take a lot of measuring. This is my small box. I made my lid a bit big. I think I will trim it down so it fits the box a bit...

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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 trees

Fused Glass trees

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, Holiday | 0 comments

In July I made a standing tree so I thought I’d make a few more. I’m not sure if I like the face more or the traditional ornament tree. I’d love to hear what ya’ll think.           This picture shows my first standing tree (with a face),  a standing tree with ornaments, and the green with red dots is an ornament. I love that the trees are so versatile.           If you would like to see more of my...

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More Fused Glass Stars

More Fused Glass Stars

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

In July, I made a lot of Fused glass stars and after taking Jodi’s class the first week in August I made even more. I’m not sure which are my favorites. I like the simple 5 point stars because they can be made in any color and typically take 1 firing.  The 6 pointed stars are nice too. I tried it with 2 colors too.           Jodi also taught chubby stars, some standing some hanging. I’m still working on getting my standing stars to...

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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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Custom fused glass – for my good friend

Custom fused glass – for my good friend

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

I’ve blogged about my good friend Marilyn several times. She is a teacher and she loves the minions so I made her a sign for her students and some minion stand-ups and magnets. I must admit the little standups are so cute, and I can put any picture on them and make them any color.             If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my...

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Fused Glass Painting Class – Mark Hufford

Fused Glass Painting Class – Mark Hufford

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

I’ve blogged about Mark Hufford many times. Mark is an outstanding painter, over the years I’ve even bought 3 of his fused glass pieces. I have all his videos, but until this past weekend I’ve never painted one of his designs. Mark taught at Bella studios in Denver, it was a great location and the staff very helpful.       Mark and I have been facebook friends for a while now but this was my first time meeting him. He is an extremely giving...

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Fused Glass Ghost

Fused Glass Ghost

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade, Holiday | 0 comments

          I’ve been making some more fused glass stand-ups. This time I made some fused glass ghosts. The are so cute. I’m going to try to make a pumpkin and maybe a bat too. I must admit, I really like the stand-ups. If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites, Fused Glass by Karen, My Etsy store, my Art fire Store, my...

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Fused Glass Crosses

Fused Glass Crosses

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

          Fused Glass Crosses, I’ve made some new fused glass crosses for the holiday season. I thought the green one was a bit simple so I added a dichroic dot.  I’ve also fused in high fire wire so the crosses can be hung. I have even more fused glass cross molds and hope to have a few more available for Christmas. As you can see I like blue and green. Let me know if you would like another color of cross. If you would like to see more...

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My Daughter and Son!

My Daughter and Son!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

          OMG I have had a crazy emotional month. First, my daughter moved into her college dorm. It’s difficult for me I miss her terribly.  I’m so happy for her, this is an exciting time of her life. Since I miss her so much I thought I’d put her picture on some glass. I had made the little girl earlier in the month, but I made a little standing picture and a coffee stirer. It they are great for my office.      ...

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New Fused Glass Projects – Went to a good home!

New Fused Glass Projects – Went to a good home!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

During my show at Woodland Park two of my new fused glass pieces went to good homes. Both pieces we’re techniques I learned from Jodi “Glass with a Past”. I covered her projects in May’s Fused Glass Newsletter. My first fused glass piece was my spinner fish. I’m sure you are wondering what happened to my other two fish. One is in Denver at the shop I show at and the other one is hanging in my Studio. It’s too pretty to sell and I like...

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Follow-up Fused Glass July Projects

Follow-up Fused Glass July Projects

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Religious | 0 comments

Last month I created a myriad of fused glass projects for the holiday seasons. Two that I finished recently are beautiful so I want to show them off. The first one is a very larch casted fused glass cross. It’s large and thick glass. I fused a wire loop in so it’s self hanging as well.           This next fused glass dish is a turtle shell texture. It’s so much prettier than the picture shows. It’s iridized and has so much...

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