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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A good home – for Fused Glass Art

A good home – for Fused Glass Art

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

I love all my fused glass pieces. Each piece I make is special and has a special place in my heart. But every now and then there is an extra special piece. I made such a piece and at the Holly Berry Art Show it went to a good home. So much work went into this piece and the price reflected it. In this day in age of buying production work some people don’t see the value of true art. But some special people do. I met some wonderful people at Holly Berry Art Show a few...

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Fused Glass e-books – kiln carving

Fused Glass e-books – kiln carving

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Art, Blog, dish, fused glass, trinket | 0 comments

For March I’m focusing on fused glass e-books from Helios studios. As I mentioned in my last blog, they have 17 e-books albeit, I’ll be focusing on 12 e-books that I’ve purchased and love. Not that I didn’t buy the other 5! The third fused glass e-book I want to talk about is his fused glass kiln carving e-book. I wrote about kiln carving in February when I focused on techniques I learned from Tanya, but there is so many more applications than you...

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Fused glass – St Patrick’s Day and Easter

Fused glass – St Patrick’s Day and Easter

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

I thought I’d do a quick post about some of my fused glass St Patrick’s day and Easter pendants. Of course any fused pendant can be be changed into a bookmark or key chain I can make a variety of fused glass pieces with various holiday decals including St. Patrick’s day and Easter i.e., pendants, night lights, etc.                                   If you would like to see...

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Finished the custom fused glass order

Finished the custom fused glass order

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

So last week in one of my blogs I showed you some custom fused glass pieces that I created. These are the fused glass coasters that I finished. I think they turned out really nice and my customer liked them as well.                         I also finished the iridized votives, but sadly I haven’t heard from the customer that asked for these. Luckily Purple and Violet are very popular and I’m sure they...

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Fused Glass Show

Fused Glass Show

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, Jewelry, night light, Pendant | 0 comments

For my followers you know I had a show yesterday. It was a very small venue and was not just for artists and crafters. As I said it was an extremely small event, but so many of my customers had asked me to do a show and since I’ll be gone most of May I decided no matter how small the venue was I need to participate. Needless to say I’m so glad I did participate. As always some of my best customers / friends visited me. They all received a free small fused glass...

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Happy Thanksgiving – More Fused glass from class

Happy Thanksgiving – More Fused glass from class

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We as Americans have so many things to be grateful. During this time of turmoil it’s even more important to remember all of the things and people we are thankful for. God has truly blessed us with this wonderful country. I have so so many people I’m thankful for including my beautiful daughter, my handsome son, my talented daughter in-law, my amazing husband, my mom / sisters / brothers, my fabulous friends,...

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Rampart Craft Show

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Art, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Newsletters | 0 comments

Wow 3rd show in three weeks and Rampart was one of the best. I love showing off my fused glass. I sold several special pieces to special people who know amazing fused glass artwork when they see it. It’s funny even though I make a myriad of fused glass artwork, each piece is special to me and most have a story.  One fused glass mantel sconce was sold during the Rampart craft show was extremely special and I told it’s story to a wonderful women who then described...

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Fused Glass Cherry Blossom Tree Night Lights

Fused Glass Cherry Blossom Tree Night Lights

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass, night light | 0 comments

A month or so ago at one of my shows, my daughter (Sky) was helping me set up my Fused Glass. As she was unwrapping my Fused Glass night lights she was looking at my aspens and she was talking about how beautiful they were but she wished I’d make a cherry blossom tree. Sky really loves the Japanese culture and of course I went into reminiscing about how I loved the cherry blossom trees while we were stationed in Japan. Anyway I told her I’d be happy to make her...

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Fused Glass pictures

Fused Glass pictures

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog, fused glass, Newsletters, Pendant | 0 comments

Fused Glass pictures I receive requests for custom fused glass pictures on a regular basis so I thought I’d explain the different types I create. There are two types of fused glass pictures to choose from: Sepia and Color. You would send me a JPEG picture and I can create either a sepia version or a color version on pretty much anything. The first is sepia – what I love about sepia is it can be fused to any size from a pendant to a sconce. I’ve created a...

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December – Fresh From the Kiln

December – Fresh From the Kiln

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

                  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I sure did. I was even able to spend some time in my studio! Wow do I have a few specials fused glass pieces to show you for my December fresh out of the kiln. This fused glass dish is strictly an art piece and is a combination of several techniques. The crystal edges add an elegance that is stunning to the eye and to the touch. But what you can’t see in the...

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Fused Glass Valentine’s Day SALE

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog, Sale | 0 comments

              With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it was a great time to do a Fused Glass SALE. Although my Fused Glass sites are not as updated as I would prefer I still want to hold my Valentine’s Day sale. If there is a Fused Glass Pendant, Earrings, night light, etc., that you are looking for that you do not see on any of my sites please let me know and I can create a custom piece or I can send you pictures of fused...

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New Year’s Resolutions – For my Fused Glass

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

      Happy New Year! 2013 was a crazy year for me and as those of you may know my Fused Glass sites: Fused Elegance Glass, Elegant Fused Glass by Karen, ArtFire, and Etsy are a little out of date. Reason being is so many fused glass items have been sold and I have not had a chance to take pictures of my beautiful Fused Glass Artwork and put them on my sites. Something that may help is I did a blog last year that discussed all the steps I have to take to put...

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Fused Glass Mantel Sconces

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

                I have handcrafted several Fused Glass Mantel Sconces with various designs. I loved my fused glass Aspens sconces (all of which sold recently). Matter of Fact the only two I have left are the Star of David and the Santa. I’m sure you are wondering what is a mantel sconce. Well a sconce typically covers a light and mounts on a wall. However, I create fused glass mantel sconces that can sit anywhere (including a...

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Winner of the Fused Glass Drawing at Doherty is…

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

                As those who receive my Newsletter and read my blogs know I participated in the Doherty HS Craft Bazaar this weekend. As I do with every show (including home shows) I    conducted a random drawing afterwards. Those who wished to sign-up receive my Monthly Fused Glass Newsletter are entered to a drawing for up-to $25 of Fused Glass from any of my  sites, Fused Glass by Karen, My Etsy store, my Art fire Store, my...

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