Christmas in July – snowmen

Christmas in July – snowmen

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Religious | 0 comments

July’s fused glass newsletter focuses on holiday fused glass in preparation for my glass shows.  So for this fused glass blog I thought make a couple of plates. I made a fused glass snowman face, it’s perfect for Christmas candy or cookies.           I also wanted to make a full fused glass snowman plate. He is quite big so he is a perfect centerpiece or for cookies.                   I...

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Fused Glass Lithograph – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Lithograph – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade | 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. I’ve blogged about several techniques including: the Glass Glo brick plate, Mosaic tile plate, the fused glass quilt plate, cobble dish, and several jewelry techniques. Ok I have to show off one of my new favorite Tanya techniques. She calls it Lithograph. It involves the fiber paper I will talk about in my DYK. It is so cool, but it takes a bit...

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Fused glass projects based on Recycled glass webinars

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

This is the last of my blogs this month focusing on fused glass techniques from Jodi’s webinars with curious mondo. The blogs I posted this month are just a fraction of what Jodi taught in her fused glass webinars. In fact I didn’t really talk about the Recycled Jewelry webinar at all. Maybe next time. I’m sure I’ll be talking about her float glass webinar too!  Here are two of my newest fuse and fold animals, the frog and cricket, they aren’t ...

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Recycled Glass Garden Art part 1

Recycled Glass Garden Art part 1

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

As I mentioned this month I’m going to focus my blogs on fused glass (Recycled glass) webinars by Jodi McRaney Rusho from Glass with a Past (on Curious Mondo).  I’ve blogged about her basic bottle glass fusing webinar and  Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing webinar so the next two will focus on Jodi’s garden art webinar. It’s so difficult to say which webinar is my favorite of Jodi’s recycled glass webinars, but I do love her garden art webinar. So...

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Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing webinar projects – part 1

Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing webinar projects – part 1

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, recycled glass | 0 comments

As I mentioned this month I’m going to focus my blogs on fused glass (Recycled glass) webinars by Jodi McRaney Rusho from Glass with a Past (on Curious Mondo).  My first and second blogs I discussed some of the fused glass projects Jodi taught in her first webinar basic bottle glass fusing, and for my third and fourth blogs I want to focus on a couple of my favorite topics from her second webinar Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing.   In Jodi’s Advance recycled...

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Fused Glass e-books – puddles

Fused Glass e-books – puddles

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

For March I’m focusing on fused glass e-books from Helios studios. As I mentioned in my previous blogs, I’ll be discussing 12 of their e-books that I’ve purchased and love. The sixth fused glass e-book I want to talk about is his fused glass puddles e-book.           I’ve created fused glass puddles for quite a while now, albeit Paul is the one that created the technique and in this e-book he goes into so many more versions...

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Fused Glass Techniques from E-books – Drop vase

Fused Glass Techniques from E-books – Drop vase

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass | 2 comments

For those of you who follow my fused glass blogs you know that this year I’m focusing on fused glass techniques I’ve learned over the years. One of my favorite ways to learn new fused glass techniques, other than classes of course, is e-books. The reason is because it cost a lot of money to go to these amazing classes. One of my favorite fused glass e-book studios is Helios. They have 17 e-books albeit, I’ll be focusing on 12 e-books that I’ve...

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New Fused Glass Pendants

New Fused Glass Pendants

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

For February I’ve focused on larger functional fused glass artwork, but I also wanted ya’ll to see some of the pendants I’ve been working on.           In case you were curious yes I’ve made so many new fused glass snaps as well!! All sizes!!         If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen.If you get a chance, check out all my sites,...

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Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Blog, Holiday | 0 comments

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. I had a great Christmas and was able to spend sometime with my husband and daughter.  I also got to speak with my son and I got to spend time with two of my good friends. Yep it was a great Christmas.               I also had a chance to drill and cut some pendants and earrings. If you would like to see more of my fused glass work please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get...

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Fused Glass Ingots for Jewelry

Fused Glass Ingots for Jewelry

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in accessories, Art, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Pendant | 0 comments

Sometimes, when I create fused glass jewelry I make a block of glass to cut my pieces from. In metal terms a block of metal is called ingot so I thought I’d steal the term for my glass ingots. Anyway first I fuse various pieces of glass together. I added a lot of dichroic and various colors and take it to a full fuse.  You can tell I made a lot of different ones. So I’ll be doing some serious cutting and drilling  soon.           After...

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Glaskolbens

Glaskolbens

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in accessories, Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

In October I took a pretty cool class at D&L called Glaskolbens. A Glaskolben is a tube of glass that you put frit in and then heat it and then blow into Christmas ornaments – basically round shapes!  We used a tank and it’s a little like flameworking just less intense. It was a lot of fun but mine where definitely not as round as Meredith’s.                           I haven’t had...

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Fused Glass – Texture

Fused Glass – Texture

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

I love fused glass and one of the things I enjoy about glass is you can make it into so many things. One of my favorite techniques is called kiln carving or bas relief. One way to do that is to put the glass on a textured mold and it will pick up that texture. I like using iridized glass because it has a rainbow effect and it makes the texture more interesting. Some of my favorites are lady in the woods and greenman. I like to make them with green iridized, but of course...

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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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My Niagra Falls Trip

My Niagra Falls Trip

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Blog, fused glass, Glass Trips, Locations | 0 comments

I typically don’t blog about thing other than glass however, I really enjoyed my trip to New York including my visit to Niagra Falls.  After Corning I drove back up to Batavia and my hotel. I got up relatively early and drove the hour to Niagra Falls. Pam and Julie drove up the night before and had a great hotel room that you could see the falls from their observation floor.             Then we walked down to get on the boat. It’s a...

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Fused Glass – Never Refuse to Refuse

Fused Glass – Never Refuse to Refuse

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, recycled glass | 0 comments

            A famous fused glass Artist Boyce Lundstrom coined the phrase never refuse to refuse and I’m a firm believer in that. Earlier this month and last month I wrote blogs about refusing broken glass pieces. This one is about a fused glass piece that I broke a while back. I thought I’d show you what I decided to do with a fused glass green sconce that I broke. As I mentioned in the original blog I broke it but very rarely do I...

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