Fused Glass modifications

Fused Glass modifications

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

During my August show, one of my long time customers had a request. She wanted some of my fused glass earrings changed from posts and dangles to clip-on earrings.  So I did it. I based it on whether the earrings were posts or dangles. If they were posts I put them on a finding that had a pad. If they were dangles I put them on a clip-on finding that was made for dangles. So about 1/2 were dangles and 1/2 were posts, now she has fused glass earrings that she can wear.  ...

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Christmas in July – fused glass Dogs and Cats

Christmas in July – fused glass Dogs and Cats

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Pendant | 0 comments

July’s Fused Glass Newsletter’s focus is in preparation for my glass shows. My first show is in August in Woodland Park.  If there is something you’d like me to bring to my Shows or to put on my websites please let me know. So for this blog I thought I’d show off some of my new fused glass Dogs and Cats. These were so much fun. I like them because they can be so much. I can make them into snaps or magnets or pendants or brooches or something else....

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Fused Glass Christmas in July

Fused Glass Christmas in July

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Holiday, Jewelry, Newsletters, Pendant | 0 comments

All year I have been focusing on the myriad of ways I learn new fused glass techniques; January’s Newsletter focused on the techniques I learned from a class I took from Patty Gray, February’s Newsletter focused on fused glass techniques I learned in classes I took from Tanya Veit,  March’s Newsletter focused on fused glass techniques I learned from ebooks I bought from Helios, April’s Newsletter focused on molds / tutorials from Creative Paradise,...

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Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles plate – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles is another of Tanya’s techniques she has on her fused glass website. I’ve never really done mosaics but I like this one.  Tanya included 2 fused glass mosaic techniques in the one video. First I made two sets of mosaic using light blue and a rose colored glass. In reality they could stand on their own.           But instead I cut them into squares and put together a new piece.  I love it. So pretty but it does...

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Drilling Fused glass pendants

Drilling Fused glass pendants

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

I love making fused glass jewelry. Typically I glue bails on my pendants but some are either transparent or are beautiful on both sides.  But I tend to break a few so I wait until I have several to drill. These 2 are casted fused glass donuts, however after coldworking I fused them again but it was a bit high temp and the holes closed so I just drilled them out a bit. When I refired them I lowered the temp and they are beautiful.           Here are...

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Recycled Glass Jewelry

Recycled Glass Jewelry

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant, recycled glass | 2 comments

As I mentioned this month I’m going to focus my blogs on fused glass webinars (Recycled Glass) by Jodi McRaney Rusho from Glass with a Past (on Curious Mondo).  I just love these webinars both the format with curious mondo and Jodi’s classes. If you get a chance to buy 1 or 2 (or more) they are well worth it.   In both the basic and the advance webinars Jodi touched on recycled fused glass jewelry and then she did an entire webinar on recycled glass...

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More Fused Glass – CPI jewelry molds

More Fused Glass – CPI jewelry molds

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

As I mentioned, this month my blogs will focus on Creative Paradise Inc (CPI) Molds. I wrote my first blog on jewelry molds including simple cast molds, holey molds, and hollow holey molds. CPI has so many different fused glass jewelry molds. One of my new CPI fused glass molds is this cool ones is this dog tag mold with love written in it. I was so excited the first time I made it and used purple glass.  Except I made one mistake, I made it opal instead of transparent. So...

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Fused Glass Chinese Zodiac of 2017

Fused Glass Chinese Zodiac of 2017

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog, fused glass, handmade, Jewelry, Pendant, Zodiac | 0 comments

2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Rooster will start from Jan. 28, 2017 (Chinese New Year) and last to Feb. 15, 2018. Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits. So I made a pendant with the Rooster...

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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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Customer Fused Glass Challenges

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in accessories, Art, Blog, custom, fused glass | 0 comments

I have some amazing customers that like to present me with challenges. At first both Ann and Melanie would ask me to change one of my normal pendants into a snap. Which was fun because it makes me look at my fused glass pendants in a new way. But recently they have been challenging me even further. The picture on the left is a small snap on top then Ann had me add a normal pendant. The other one is a fused glass bee snap attached to the small snap.      ...

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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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Custom Snaps – Fused Glass

Custom Snaps – Fused Glass

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Blog, Jewelry, Pendant | 0 comments

While I was at my last show one of my favorite customers and I were talking about my fused glass snaps. She was telling me about how she had one made with a custom picture but she had lost it.  I told her that I could make another one for her. She’s like really and I’m like of course. It’s not fused glass but I have no problem making custom pieces for my good customers. So she sent me some pictures of her beautiful grandchildren. I went home got them sized...

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Cold Fusion – Fused Glass

Cold Fusion – Fused Glass

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, Newsletters, Pendant | 0 comments

In January, I challenged my Fused Glass newsletter followers to submit their ideas for my DYK (Did you Know) section of my newsletter for a free fused glass pendant. One of my customers recommended a Fused Glass essential oil diffuser pendant. The recommendation wasn’t strong enough for me too write a DYK article but definitely good enough for a blog. So, Yes she will still get a fused glass pendant for her recommendation. After much research I haven’t found a...

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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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Easter is just around the corner

Easter is just around the corner

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Holiday, Jewelry | 0 comments

            Easter is just around the corner so I thought I’d show some options for Easter Fused Glass Pendants. I like these because some are little Easter angels, some are bunnies. I also have some beautiful Fused Glass Religious pendants.                     And of course since with the coming of Easter, spring is right around the corner too so here are some of my fused glass flowers...

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