Fused Glass Illusion transfers – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Illusion transfers – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

For June I have been focusing my fused glass blogs on videos Tanya Veit teaches on her AAE Glass website in her Education center.  So far I’ve covered several plates; the Glass Glo brick plate, Mosiac tile plate, and the fused glass quilt plate. For this blog I thought I’d cover her newest products Illusion transfers.  The cool thing about Tanya is when she has a new product she doesn’t just do one project, she does several! I like the illusion transfers...

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Fused glass – Elephants

Fused glass – Elephants

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

I love reading but I don’t get a chance to read very much, so I listen to audio books in my studio. It really lets me focus on my glass and not think about other things. I read an amazing book the other day, by Jodi Pichoult, “Leaving Time”. It was about Elephants. It was such an fabulous book. I like books that teach me something as well as entertain me. What I really liked about this book is the research about elephants was real and she even gave her...

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Fused Glass dichroic Symbols

Fused Glass dichroic Symbols

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

                        Just wanted to show off some of my fused glass dichroic pendants. These are all handmade fused glass dichroic pieces. The can be worn as pendants or if you don’t like jewelry they can be changed into either a key chain or a bookmark. I think they are pretty nice and these are just a few of the symbols I have available. To see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website...

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Mica and Dichroic Fused Glass pendants

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 0 comments

              As I’ve told those who come to my Fused Glass booth at my shows and those that follow my Fused Glass blogs know I love to learn. One of my mentors Tanya Viet did a free video using dichroic mica decals. Mica is a mineral, mined from the earth. But this mica isn’t a powder it is infused with dichroic coating and comes in the form of a decal that can be cut to different shapes. Mica does not fuse to itself, it only...

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Fused Glass Pebble Pendants

Fused Glass Pebble Pendants

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Blog, fused glass, Pendant | 2 comments

              For today’s blog I thought I’d show you one of my new techniques, Fused Glass Pebble Pendants. I learned this technique in a class I took in Florida. It’s created with little fused glass pebbles, as you can see I used dichroic pebbles in one, or  you can also make it with just opaque or transparent pebbles like two of the others shown. You can also make it out of pebbles from pattern bars, screen melts or...

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20 Different Fused Glass Pendants

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Ok I’ve finally done it. I’ve added 20 different Fused Glass Pendants to my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen website. All of these Fused glass pendants are unique and handcrafted by me in my Colorado Springs home studio! So check them out, remember the camera doesn’t do fused glass justice. Dichroic glass is beautiful and has such depth and photography does not pick up that depth. I hope check them out and let me know what you think.      ...

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Fused Glass and Chainmaille necklaces

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Chainmaille | 0 comments

                  Chainmaille and Fused Glass For those that follow my fused glass blogs and newsletters know I’ve been touting the amazing chainmaille created by Stephanie, in fact my daughter and I bought two pairs last weekend. First a little background. According to wikipedia, Chainmaille (i.e., chainmail or maille) is jewelry or armor made by connecting metal rings together in a pattern to form a mesh. The word maille is...

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Fused Glass Pendants for Women’s History Month

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

              I just wanted to remind my followers that March is Women’s History Month. One of my favorite fused glass pendants to represent strong women is the tree in the shape of a woman. To me this decal stands for the strength that women have day in and day out. It also stands for mother earth. Since the theme for women’s history month this year is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” it’s a perfect symbol....

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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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The Year of the Horse 2014 – In Fused Glass

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

                  I wrote a blog in November regarding Chinese Astrology so a few of you may know 2014 is Year of the Horse. Last year was the year of the Snake! The Chinese New Year Day is on January 31, 2014 however, the Year of the Horse begins at 6:04 A.M. on February 4, 2014 Chinese Standard Time. The Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. In the United States, the 2014 Horse year starts on...

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Is Fused Glass Art?

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

            In my August’s blogs, I discussed how I started in Fused Glass and the various Fused Glass classes I have taken. My two favorite forums about Fused Glass are my Boot Camp Group with Tanya and Glass Campus group put on by Dennis Brady. In the Glass Campus forum, Dennis started asking members their view regarding Artist, Artisan, and Craftsman. It was a fascinating string and it reminded me of my last show. A customer picked up a...

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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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Spa Bar with Fused Glass Embellishment

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

          The Crystal Glass Spa Bar is similar to the nail files I have on the site and  are European made and won’t wear down. The spa bars help keep your feet soft and smooth. They are easy to clean with warm water.  (size 5 1/4 x  1 1/4 inches). The dichroic embellishment can be  custom made to meet your choice of color and type (dichroic etc). As I mentioned, this one is mine so I made it from green dichroic glass on a purple spa bar....

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Fused Glass Home Show – Red Hats (Star of David and Ladybugs)

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

              Not too long ago I hosted home show for a local Red Hat Ladies Club. One of the members is both a friend and a customer. She asked me if I could set up a home show the ladies and give a  Fused Glass demonstration. I was happy to host the group and eagerly agreed. I’m so happy I did. They were such a wonderful group of women! The ladies were amazing  and could write books about their lives. A little nervous at first the...

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