Fused Glass Glo Plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Glo Plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

This is one of Tanya’s product videos on her website.  It’s several steps but I really love the look. First I made 4 part sheets. They are so pretty and the glass glo really shows on the black.         Glass glo definitely looks brighter on the black verses the white and clear.           I’ve had glass glo for a while but didn’t really care for the look. But I’m guessing it was because I used it on...

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Fused glass – painted dots

Fused glass –  painted dots

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

I’ve been revisiting fused glass techniques from my class with Patty Gray.  First I want to tell you a kind of funny story. This was one of my favorite fused glass techniques Patty taught us so it was one of the first ones I redid. I made 2 soap dishes. One didn’t slump right so I was going to reslump it.  Then I proceeded to misplace them. I put them in a safe place and now ????  I can’t find them anywhere.  So when I find my fused glass soap dishes and I...

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September’s Fused Glass Mold

September’s Fused Glass Mold

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

So September’s mold of the month isn’t just one mold but a concept. Typically when slumping into a mold one cuts the glass to match the mold but that’s not always the case. First with the green and red fused glass dish, you can tell the mold was much bigger than the glass, but it worked perfectly and created a great little dish perfect for Christmas and the holiday season.           The second fused glass dish you can see I added...

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First Commercial Fused Glass Order

First Commercial Fused Glass Order

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

          Some more great news. Wednesday, I finished and shipped my first commercial fused glass order!! What is a commercial order you may ask? Well it’s a large quantity custom fused glass order, typically for hotels, B&B, etc.. In this particular case it was for fused glass vanity and soap dishes for an amazing hotel in Boston. She told me what she wanted and I sent a sample, then she placed the order. Commercial orders are interesting...

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March – Fused Glass Fresh From the Kiln

March – Fused Glass Fresh From the Kiln

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Art, Blog, Book Review, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Newsletters | 0 comments

                  March’s Fresh From the Kiln is based on this month’s fused glass review.  I wrote a my fused glass review blog about one of Webinar Wednesday’s club Fused Glass Artist’s Cara. I enjoy her videos. But the video I blogged about was about iridized glass. Ever since I watched Bullseye’s video on iridized glass the technique has been on my list of fused glass techniques to try. So I...

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Fused Glass Class – Missouri

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

                    So many topics I want to discuss for my Fused Glass blogs and so little time. The first topic I want to talk about is a Fused Glass class I took in July in St Charles Missouri with Lisa Becker. She was nice enough to combine the individual classes I wanted into a 4 day combined class. I’m only going to give a brief overview of the class and then I’ll show you what I did with the techniques as...

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Fused Glass – Zodiac Pisces

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Blog, Zodiac | 0 comments

  In November, I wrote a blog about the Western Zodiac symbols. Since this is February i.e., Pisces I thought I highlight the various decals I have the Pisces zodiac sign. As you can see by the pictures above at this time I have 2 different Piece’s Fused Glass Pendants. However, at this moment neither of them are on my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen site or my other sites. If you would like one let me know and I can add them to whichever site you like. The cost is $20...

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Fused Glass – Zodiac (Aquarius)

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

              In November, I wrote a blog about the Western Zodiac symbols. Since this is January i.e., Aquarius  I thought I highlight the various decals I have the Aquarius zodiac sign. As you can see by the pictures above at this time I have 3 different Aquarius Fused Glass Pendants. However, at this moment none of them are on my sites, Fused Glass by Karen, My Etsy store, my Art fire Store. If you would like one I can add them to...

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Book Review: Joy of Fusing

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

          I love to learn about fused glass whether it is through classes (see August Blogs),  eBooks, or actual books. I also like trying new products therefore, I thought I would write a few book reviews on the various books I have purchased. Please understand this is my personal view and is not intended to offend anyone. I just like trying new things and I would like to share my experiences with others. I am not paid to write these reviews. This...

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What are Millefiori & Murrine? And how are they used with Fused Glass

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

                In some of my Fused Glass work you may see the words Millefiori or Murrine and you may not know what they are so I thought I’d write a blog about both. The Millefiori is an ancient technique (first appeared in the Mideast more than 4,000 years ago) and was revived in Venice in the sixteenth century and in France and England in the nineteenth century. Millefiori in Italian stand for a thousand flowers...

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Buy 2 Fused Glass Earrings get the 3rd for FREE!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

            Buy 2 Fused Glass Earrings get the 3rd (equal or lower price) for FREE! From any of my sites Fused Elegance / Elegant Fused Glass by Karen / Etsy, or Artfire. You can even mix sites. For instance you are on my Etsy site and you see 2 pair of earrings you want and then you see another pair from my fused elegance site. Just email (fused_elegance@yahoo.com) me which is your free pair and I’ll include them. If you are purchasing...

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