December Fused Glass birthstone – Zircon

December Fused Glass birthstone – Zircon

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Art, Birthstones, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

          I did something different for December’s third birthstone is Zircon. I fused a CZ into the fused glass. Two are pictured but I can fused CZ into any piece that you like just email me for details. Derived from the Arabic words zar and gun, meaning gold and color. Zircons are primarily found in sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks and metamorphic rocks. The least abundant type of zircon is the large zircon crystals. Zircon is one mineral that is...

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December’s Fused Glass birthstone – Turquoise

December’s Fused Glass birthstone – Turquoise

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

              December third birthstone is Turquoise. Turquoise also commemorates the 11th wedding anniversary. December’s fused glass faux turquoise comes in many different colors, just like real turquoise. The name turquoise, from the French expression Pierre tourques or Turkish stone, originated in the thirteenth century and describes one of the oldest known gemstones. Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin’s...

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Fused Glass November birthstones – Citrine

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

          November’s fused glass Citrine As I mentioned November has two birthstones Topaz and Citrine. Citrine also commemorates a 13th wedding anniversary. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. Citrine is a yellow-to-golden member of the quartz mineral group. Citrine is defined as “a pale yellow quartz resembling topaz. Citrine is found in igneous (rocks produced under conditions involving...

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Fused Glass November birthstones – Topaz

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

          November has two birthstones Topaz and Citrine. November’s fused glass Topaz Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Topaz also commemorates a 4th wedding anniversary. The word topaz is believed to have come from the sankrit word tapaz for fire, a reference to the range of flame-like colors of the gem, including orange-yellow, amber gold and sherry red. It also occurs in browns, pinks, purples and blues. But yellow is...

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Fused Glass October Birthstones – Tourmaline

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

              October has two birthstones Tourmaline and Opal. I wrote about Opal earlier this month so here is the information regarding Fused Glass October Birthstone Tourmaline. Tourmaline is also recognized as eighth anniversary gemstone. Tourmaline’s name means multi-colored. Tourmaline is also dichroic (just like some fused glass), meaning it can change color when it is viewed from different angles and in different light. Tourmaline...

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Fused Glass October Birthstones – Opal

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Art, Birthstones, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

            Fused Glass October Birthstones –  Opal Opal is one of October’s birthstones and also commemorates a 14th wedding anniversary. The name opal derives from the Greek Opallos, meaning “to see a change (of color).” Opals formed at low temperatures from silica-bearing waters and they can occur in fissures and cavities of any rock type, usually sedimentary rock. Silica collects into spheres of uniform distribution and...

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September Fused Glass Birthstone – Sapphire

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

          September Fused Glass Birthstone – Sapphire Sapphire is also recognized for 5 and 45 year anniversaries. The name sapphire derives from the Greek sapphirus for blue, in Latin is called sapphirus and in Persian is called yakut-i-asrak. Sapphire has been popular since the Middle Ages. Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. Blue corundum colored by traces of...

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August fused glass Sardonyx

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

              August fused glass Sardonyx. August’s second birthstone is Sardonyx. This blog is regarding my fused glass Sardonyx. For the fused glass birthstone version of Augusts’ “Sardonyx” I combined, red, brown and white glass together to create the lines. According to my research including American Gem Society, Sardonyx is derived from the Greek ‘sard’, meaning “reddish-brown”, and ‘onux’, meaning...

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Fused Glass August Birthstone Peridot

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

              Fused Glass August Birthstone Peridot. August has two birthstones Peridot and Sardonyx. Peridot is also recognized as the gemstone for the 16th wedding anniversaries. This first blog is regarding my fused glass Peridot. For the fused glass birthstone version of Augusts’ “Peridot” I used various shades of green frit. According to my research including American Gem Society, Peridot is one of the oldest known gemstones. Peridots...

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July’s Fused Glass Birthstone – Ruby

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Art, Birthstones, Blog, Pendant | 0 comments

              My Fused Glass Birthstone – Ruby. Ruby is also the gemstone for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. It’s similar to my garnet, albeit I made my fused glass Ruby more transparent red. According to my research including American Gem Society, the name (Ruby) comes from the Latin word ruber, for red. Rubies range in color from orangish-red, purplish-red, pink to red however; the most prized rubies are red in color....

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June’s Fused Glass Moonstone – Birthstone

June’s Fused Glass Moonstone – Birthstone

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog | 0 comments

              My fused glass moonstone birthstone for June. The Moonstone is also the traditional gift for the 13th wedding anniversary. as always my photography isn’t that great so the picture doesn’t do this fused glass moonstone pendant justice. It has a lot of shimmer and glow. According to my research including the Gem Society Organization, it was named by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone’s...

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June’s Fused Glass Alexandrite – Birthstone

June’s Fused Glass Alexandrite – Birthstone

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog | 0 comments

                    My fused glass Alexandrite birthstone collection for June. I create three different versions the one on the left is green and red, and I’m sorry my photography doesn’t do any of them justice. These are Stunning! They are also transparent so again they don’t show up very well in my simple picture. The middle is red and green as well and again really pretty. The right is red and a teal....

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Fused Glass May Birthstone – Emerald

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog, Newsletters | 0 comments

                    May’s birthstone is the emerald. So in keeping with my theme of creating fused glass birthstones here is my Fused Glass May Birthstone, Emerald. I must tell you this picture doesn’t do the piece justice. the depth and sparkle are incredible. Emerald is also the gemstone for both 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries. According to American Gem Society Emerald is derived from the word smaragdus, meaning...

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Fused Glass Simulant Diamond – April Birthstone

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog | 0 comments

                          Normally I create a fused glass simulant for each monthly birthstone – obviously, I cannot duplicate diamonds in glass. However, for my Fused Glass  Diamond –  version of April’s Birthstone I use Dichroic glass which has sparkle, texture, fire, and brilliance. My birthday is in April and I have both a ring and pendant made with this technique, which is beautiful and I love. For...

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Fused Glass Aquamarine Birthstone

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Birthstones, Blog | 0 comments

March’s birthstones are Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Last week I showed you my Fused Glass Bloodstone version so this week I will show you my Fused Glass Aquamarine. It is more of a blue green, however it is still transparent hence the pinch bail.  Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarine refers to beryl that is pale blue, light blue-green, or even light green. It is usually clear, but iron content gives it its...

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