Finishing my Fused Glass

Finishing my Fused Glass

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, light, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

Just thought I’d show some of my finished fused glass pieces.  Because I was TDY (military term for Business trip) this month and working on production pieces I didn’t have as much time to experiment and play as much as I normally like to do.  But I did get to finish some fused glass pieces. First I finished some fused glass pendants. Hearts, Holey pendants, some with decals, some dichroic, etc.                  ...

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Getting Ready for My Fused Glass Shows

Getting Ready for My Fused Glass Shows

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, night light, nightlight | 0 comments

I’m getting ready for my 4 up coming art shows and for my store in Denver. One of the fused glass Items I’m working on is my night lights. You can see I have a whole little forest of fused glass night lights.  Every color and combination of trees.             Of course my fused glass night lights are just one portion of my new items for my shows. I also have new snaps in every size and a lot of beautiful colors. I also have several...

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Fused glass memories

Fused glass memories

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, night light, nightlight | 0 comments

In July I did a blog about these fused glass pictures I did for a fabulous friend of mine and her elementary school class.  After I gave them to her she asked me if I could make some fused glass night lights and magnets with colored pictures. I went a little crazy. I made two fused glass night lights with color pictures and a fused glass magnet. As I mentioned the pictures are made with colored decals. The are baked on so if they are something that would take a bit of wear...

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Fused Glass Memories – continued

Fused Glass Memories – continued

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in accessories, Blog, fused glass, light, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

Earlier this week I wrote a blog about adding colored decals to fused glass. My friend also wanted some sepia choices. So I made her a sepia fused glass night light and magnet. The nice thing about custom sepia decals is that they are fused on so they can be put on anything not just night light and magnets.           The one thing about sepia is to have good contrast and to have a saturated picture, so it can be turned black and white. Of course I...

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Fused Glass Night lights

Fused Glass Night lights

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, night light, nightlight | 0 comments

I love my fused glass night lights and one of my favorite of course is the tree of life. I have several types of the Tree of Life decal, some gold and black, gold and white, only white, only black.  I put them on pendants and I also love putting them on my night lights. The tree of life symbol has several meanings of course the first comes from the Bible and the Garden of Eden.  Most cultures talk about a tree of life throughout the times.  One of the representations is:...

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Make Fused Glass new again!!

Make Fused Glass new again!!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, light, night light, nightlight | 0 comments

I know I’ve blogged about this before but, one of the the aspects of fused glass that I love is if you don’t like it you can refuse it.  When I took the glass class with Amanda in New York I mentioned that I broke one of my fused glass bowls (the mold was uneven and it caused a fulcrum splitting my bowl in 1/2. When I got home I mentioned to Madi that I broke it and that I needed to make it into something else. I was thinking small, but Madi said to go big and I...

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Photo’s of My Fused Glass to get into Shows

Photo’s of My Fused Glass to get into Shows

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

In order to do well in the art community you have to get into shows. The best shows are typically juried.  To get into those shows you have to have great photographs. The jury looks at the pictures to decide what handmade items are the best and allowed into the show. Now I have a little station in my “show room” to take pictures for my artwork for my websites, but my hand tends to shake and the pictures are a little blurry so not all that great. In fact, I put a...

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Fused Glass for Mother’s Day

Fused Glass for Mother’s Day

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, night light, Pendant | 0 comments

Mother’s Day is the 6th of May and will be here before you know it.  Fused glass is a perfect gift for Mother’s day. It can be as a pendant, nightlight, dish, sconce, vase, and so much more.  A while back I did a youtube video of some fused glass possibilities for mother’s day. So check it out if you need some ideas. Beautiful Fused Glass Vase         Organic Fused Glass Dish           Large Fused Glass textured...

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Fused Glass Sunflower night lights – December Fresh from the Kiln

Fused Glass Sunflower night lights – December Fresh from the Kiln

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, light, night light, nightlight | 0 comments

                During my last Craft show after seeing my aspen night lights, I was asked by one of my customers if I could make a sunflower night light. So for December’s fresh from the kiln I thought I’d make a couple. I’ve always like making custom orders and night lights seem to be a favorite of everyone.  The daisy fused glass night lights have a little less texture than my aspens do, but they are still...

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Fusing – “non-fusible glass” (Art Glass)

Fusing – “non-fusible glass” (Art Glass)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Art, Blog, Newsletters, Pendant | 0 comments

There are two main types of COE that I use and I’ve blogged about coefficient of expansion (COE) of fused glass many times. As I mentioned before COE is how glass expands and contracts when it heats and cools. When glass is the same COE and is considered fusible it can be fused to other glass that’s the same COE. The primary glass I use is bullseye, which is close to 90 COE and the other glass I use is spectrum 96 COE. There is also float glass or window glass...

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Fused Glass Wine Stoppers, Wine Charms, Wine Bottles platters, and more

Fused Glass Wine Stoppers, Wine Charms, Wine Bottles platters, and more

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass, night light, nightlight, Pendant, recycled glass | 0 comments

                Fused Glass Wine Stoppers, Wine Charms, & Wine Bottles Since it’s always a good time for wine and parties I thought I’d do a blog about festive yet functional fused glass artwork, e.g., fused glass wine stoppers, wine charms, and wine bottle trays. As you can tell I have a wide variety of fused glass wine stoppers, including oval and round wine stoppers. I have two metal types stainless steel and...

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, fused glass, Holiday | 0 comments

                  11 Nov 2014 As a retired Air Force all patriotic holidays are important to me obviously Veterans Day is one of the most important. I have several patriot fused glass pieces that are appropriate for all patriotic holidays including Veterans Day.  Moreover I thought I’d let ya’ll know according to Wikipedia what Veterans Day means. I wish all my fellow Veterans a special Veterans Day! Veterans Day is an official...

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Fused Glass Halloween artwork

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Holiday, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

        It’s difficult to belief but Halloween is just around the corner so I thought I’d show you a few of my fused glass Halloween pieces. I have a couple of Halloween fused glass night lights and several Halloween fused glass pendants. As always I’d be happy to create a custom Halloween fused glass if you would like. I also thought you’d like to know what Halloween means according to Wikipedia. Halloween also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’...

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Fused Glass – Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere

Fused Glass – Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere

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

                        I wanted to explain something that some people even glass fusers do not know. It is about bubbles. Tiny champagne bubbles are a natural occurrence in fused glass. Bubbles occur when two or more layers of glass are fused together when the edges seal first and trap air between the layers. Therefore, when you see tiny bubble inside the fused glass or on top, it is normal. My view is bubbles...

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Fused Glass Night Lights – Art that’s Functional

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Art, Blog, light, night light, nightlight | 2 comments

One of my favorite aspects about Fused Glass is how versatile it is. Most people by now have seen Fused Glass jewelry but there is so much more to Fused Glass than jewelry and one of my favorites is Fused Glass Night Lights.  One challenge with Fused Glass is it is difficult to photograph so I thought I’d create a YouTube video to show you some of my Fused Glass Night Lights and a little something more. Fused glass Night Lights are both functional and beautiful...

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