Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and I thought I’d post a few pictures of some fused glass options for Valentines ‘day.                 As I was looking for pictures of some appropriate fused glass Fused Glass jewelry I ran across an old YouTube video I made for Valentines day. I liked it so much I thought I’d show it again.       I hope you like it. If you would like to give fused glass...

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Fused Glass Jaws

Fused Glass Jaws

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

As you know my blogs for January are focusing on my fused glass class with Patty Gray. As with the other fused glass technique I’ve written about this month I love this technique. Patty calls it jaws and I really like it. It’s fun and easy and I think it’s beautiful. This is my original jaws piece and you can see I did a lot of opals and just a bit of the transparent. I like the southwestern feel to this piece. If you look close you can see some pointy...

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Fused Glass Cremation Jewelry

Fused Glass Cremation Jewelry

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

A few years ago a good friend of mine asked me if I could fused someone’s ashes in glass. A childhood friend of hers had died and she wanted to create a memorial piece to keep him close. It was my first time creating such a special piece of glass.   She and I designed the piece together. She says every time she looks at it she thinks of her friend.            This is the back, the heart is filled with the ashes. I can do most shapes but I like...

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February Fused Glass Mold of the Month

February Fused Glass Mold of the Month

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

The majority of last month I was busy with commercial  fused glass orders so those processes and fused glass pieces monopolized the majority of my newsletter blogs. I got a short break from commercial orders and I’ve actually been enjoying my big kiln for over a week. Wow have I had some fun fusing, it was difficult to choose which fused glass type I’d focus on for this blog. Albeit since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I thought I’d do my heart mold of the...

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March’s Fused Glass Pendant Cast Molds

March’s Fused Glass Pendant Cast Molds

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass, New Monthly Molds, Pendant | 0 comments

                    In keeping with my new rule of writing a blog about my many fused glass molds I picked up 3 new fused glass casting molds this week. I talked a little about casting in January’s doggy bowl blog because the doggy paw were casted and in February a part of the fused glass pot melts was that they melted into cast molds.                   My new molds are cool...

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Patriotic Fused Glass for Memorial Day

Patriotic Fused Glass for Memorial Day

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Blog, Holiday | 0 comments

              May 26th 2014 I like the holidays and if you follow my blogs you know I have created fused glass for many holidays including Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas. However for those of you who follow my blog you also know I’m retired Air Force, 22 year I served my country and therefore patriotism is not just a catch phrase for me, so I thought I’d create some Patriotic Fused Glass for Memorial Day. These...

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Fused Glass Poker Card Guards

Fused Glass Poker Card Guards

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m sure ya’ll are wondering what the heck are Fused Glass Poker Card Guards.  My husband is an avid poker player and he asked me to make fused glass poker card guards for him and to sell.                         Well if you or someone you know plays poker they will surely understand.  They are actually called different names including poker guards, card guards, poker car protection or as I referred to...

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Fused Glass Pendants, Night Lights, etc with Decals

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

              I receive a myriad of questions regarding the “pictures” on my fused glass artwork. This blog will explain how the pictures / decals are fused onto the surface of a pre-fired fused glass.  I use several types of decals (including gold, color, black, white, sepia, etc.). In addition to the decals, some designs are etched on dichroic, painted on, and images, which will not be included in this blog. I will do a YouTube video on...

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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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