Fused Glass – Garden Stakes

Fused Glass – Garden Stakes

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

Last year I focus on revisiting some of my favorite techniques from various classes, ebooks, and webinars. This year I want to focus on some fused glass techniques and ideas showcased in my glass magazine. I am a warm weather girl and we’ve had a few snow days and I must tell you I am ready for spring. Earlier this month I did a blog about my fused glass flowers, of course I love my mushrooms. This month I’m focusing on awesome fused glass garden stakes. There...

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Fused Glass – Flowers

Fused Glass – Flowers

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Art, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

I have never been a big winter person. So I’m excited about starting to get ready for spring. I made some fused glass flowers a while back but never had a chance to finish them. In preparation for Spring I decided to finish them and I’m so glad I did. They look great! I added the the fused glass centers and the steams.                     Sorry the pictures are a bit blurry, they were moving a bit. I probably...

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My Grandbaby on Fused Glass

My Grandbaby on Fused Glass

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Art, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

Anyone who follows my newsletter knows my amazing son and his girlfriend had a beautiful daughter on the 1st of January, Mzia is my first grandbaby. From the moment David told me I was ecstatic. Madi and I were actually in town when she was born and got to see her while she was still in the hospital. I’m in heaven. She’s so beautiful and seeing David with her just brings tears to my eyes. Anyway, I made some fused glass with her pictures. I just love looking at...

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More Fused Glass Mirrors

More Fused Glass Mirrors

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Art, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

Last month I made some fused glass mirrors, I enjoyed making them so much I thought I’d make a few more. My next blog is about fused glass dots. I normally use small dots but for this mirror I decided I’d use all sizes. I really like it. I covered up the mirror part but they are pretty awesome. I like the dot mosaic one, it’s so much fun, but I also like the normal ones. I’m anxious to see what ya’ll think of them. The one on the left is a...

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Fused glass Donuts

Fused glass Donuts

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in accessories, Art, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

Recently I took an online webinar about donuts. It was a fascinating class and I love the technique. I thought I’d show you a couple. There are many ways to make fused glass donuts but this is a unique way and I like them very much.           Sadly you can’t truly see how amazing these are, they are large statement pieces. Some have transparent sections that make them even more versatile.           In making the...

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Fused Glass Textured artwork

Fused Glass Textured artwork

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade, trinket | 0 comments

I’ve posted about my fused glass textured pieces before. I just love textured glass. These are my Suns’ The first one is the sun and the moon in iridized amber. It’s huge. Matter of fact, I didn’t think I had a stand that would hold it, but this stand is perfect – I do need to paint it – I’m thinking red, what do ya’ll think?  The middle one is beautiful, I love the texture and the colors. The third one is a 5×5 trinket...

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Breakfast with Friends

Breakfast with Friends

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in accessories, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

            I normally post about how busy I am, well today I took some time out and had breakfast with friends.  Iris and Lela are two of my best friends and I just don’t spend enough time with them. So today we had breakfast and talked.  It reminds me of how important my friends are and how much I love spending time with them. To make it even better Madi was home and she went with us.  Lela and Iris are both very special women. They are...

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Fused Glass Mirror

Fused Glass Mirror

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in accessories, Art, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

One of the things I’ve always wanted to make since I started working with fused glass is mirrors. I’ve always liked mirrors and to add glass to them just makes them even more beautiful. This first one is a beveled mirror and I used silicon to glue fused glass pebbles around the outside of the mirror. I haven’t put a hanger on the back of the mirror, but it looks great on a clear stand. I blanked out the mirror section.          ...

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Fused Glass Pocket Crosses

Fused Glass Pocket Crosses

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Religious | 0 comments

During one of my shows last year I was asked if I could make pocket crosses. I wasn’t sure what she mean and she explained they are just to keep them in your pocket without a bail. It reminded me of worry stones. When I was stationed in Turkey, worry stones were very common. In fact I’ve made a few worry stones. I’ll post pictures next time I come across them. But I decided to make some pocket crosses.  There are a couple ways to make fused glass crosses:...

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Trip to Rhode Island

Trip to Rhode Island

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Art, fused glass, Locations, recycled glass | 0 comments

I thought I’d post some pictures from my latest business trip to Rhode Island. I’m sure you will wonder why what does it have to do with glass?  Well I’ll tell you, we stayed at the Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island and as soon as I walked in there was an amazing chandler. It was recycled glass, it was decanters with the bottoms cut off and light bulbs threaded through each bottle. I don’t know if you can see how truly beautiful it is. Some of the...

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Fused Glass and Concrete

Fused Glass and Concrete

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Pendant | 0 comments

Everything I do involves glass. Recently I took two webinars about concrete jewelry (Curious Mondo). They actually used different concrete. One is more concrete looking grey speckled and one is white. Of course when I use another media it all revolves around how I can use it with glass. The first 4 I made had a bit more water than I should have included, but for the most part they turned out ok. As you can see I added colorant to two of them. I like both the color and the...

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While in Emeryville, Bullseye

While in Emeryville, Bullseye

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, Glass Trips, handmade, Locations | 0 comments

While I was in Emeryville visiting my Son, Alyssa, and brand new baby girl. I got a chance to go to the bullseye resource center. One of the things I love about bullseye is they show artists work. This time they showed, 3 fused glass artists.  The first was Susan Martin – her pieces were amazing and so different.           The next one was Adrien Segal – I loved her work as well.           The third was Emily Van...

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Refused Pendants

Refused Pendants

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

While I was making my vitrigraph pieces I came across some glass that I wanted to refuse. Some were donut pendants that I found too large. So I decided to cut them down.  I really like them now. They were casted fused glass donuts and I cut off the sides, eventually I plan on making the sides into earrings but we’ll see. I have such a hard time remembering to make earrings and pendant sets.         I also found a large piece of screen-melt that...

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Vitrigraph and Cane

Vitrigraph and Cane

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in accessories, Art, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade, Pendant | 0 comments

          Last year I took a class with Laurie Spray on cane’s and vitrigraph. I’ve used some of the blue cane in several pieces but I wanted to use some of the orange cane I made in actual fused glass pieces. I made 3 small dishes. each one is very beautiful.         I also made some pieces for jewelry.           I really like cane and hopefully by March I’ll have my kiln set up and...

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Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Newsletters | 0 comments

          Happy New Year!  Every year I do a review of my glass activities. 2017 was a great year for me professionally, family, and in glass. I added more responsibilities at work and I love it. As far as my family life; my daughter graduated High School and started college, and of course my son told me I was going to be a grandmother and on 1 Jan I became a grandma.           I love my job and all the people I work with. I...

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