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December 2015 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

- December Blogs * blogs will now only be on

Elegant fused glass not Fused Elegance for more information read this blog.

- Did you know ...

Circle Me On Google Plus:

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Some of the Winners of the Fused Glass Drawings didn't respond so I'm going to chose someone new. If you signed up for my newsletter during
one of my shows and are the first to email me you will win the $25 fused glass drawing:

- 14 Nov: Liberty HS 

- 21 Nov: Rampart HS 

- 5 & 6 December: Doherty HS


Remember the first one who emails me (elegantfusedglass@gmail.com) that signed up during one of the shows above will win.  Just let me know which show you were at so I can check the signup sheet. 

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Fresh From the Kiln:

Fused Glass Daisy night lights - December Fresh from the Kiln

Fused Glass Daisy night lights - December Fresh from the Kiln

During my last Craft show after seeing my aspen night lights, I was asked by one of my customers if I could make a Daisy 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 …Read more.

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Thinking out side the shape of fused glass

Thinking out side the shape of fused glass

I'm not sure if I mentioned it already, but a couple of months ago I had a customer asked me if I could turn my fused glass green-man into a mantel sconce like my Aspens. Then at my last show I had another customer ask me if I could turn my fused glass tree of life into a mantel sconce. …Read more.

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My Last Fused Glass Showing for the Season & Winner of Doherty Drawing

My Last Fused Glass Showing for the Season & Winner of Doherty Drawing

I just complete Doherty HS Craft Bazaar. It's my last show of the season so it's kind of bitter sweet. I always love seeing my old friends/customers and love meeting new ones. I'm not sure when my next show will be so it's kind of sad. I can't tell ya'll how much your kind words about my fused glass means …Read more.

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Fused Glass Activity

Fused Glass Activity

Wow I'm so crazy busy,  I didn't even do a fused glass blog on Wed. I'm doing a myriad of fused glass custom orders: 4 night lights, a poker guard, cuff links, a pendant. I also just finished 100 fused glass soap dishes for a commercial order. I'm also sending sample pieces for two other fused glass commercial orders. Plus …Read more.

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What a busy fused glass Week

What a busy fused glass Week

Want to know why I didn't blog on Wednesday.  It's because I just finished working between 12-14 hour days for the last 12 days. It was a crazy and a lot of hard work but I love my day job. Even with those crazy hours I was able to finish a commercial order of 100 fused glass soap dishes, a …Read more.

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Merry Christmas - 2015

Merry Christmas - 2015

I hope Everyone had a fabulous Christmas.  I had a wonderful Christmas. I spent time with my Husband and Daughter and got to spend time in my studio. It is difficult being away from my Son & Daughter-in-law but it's still a good Christmas. I also got a few special things for …Read more.

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Fused Glass E-Book Review

Fused Glass E-Book Review

I just finished reading Bob Leatherbarrow's fused glass e-book Introduction to kilnformed glass powders.  First if you follow my blogs and newsletters, you know I took a class from Bob in May 2015 regarding this very topic. Second, I've also taken other classes that have incorporated these concepts. Third, …Read more.

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Did you know ...

This section is used to answer any questions you may have or to pass on tidbits of information that add value and enhance knowledge regarding fused glass, metals, or jewelry in general. Let me know if you have anything you'd like me to include.

In October's Fused Glass newsletter I did a review of my YouTube videos, in November's newsletter I did a review of my fused glass blogs, and now in December I'm doing a review of my DYK - did you knows.   Plus with the new year coming up I want to take my older newsletters off the main page of my Elegant Fused glass by Karen website.

If you have any questions Please let me know (elegantfusedglass@gmail.com)

I have done some amazing  "Did you Knows" covering various topics. The first Topic of course is Fused Glass. 

In October 2013, I covered the back ground of Glass.

In August 2014, I discussed the various forms of glass.

In October 2014, I reviewed the different types of glass.

In November 2014, I went over the ways glass can be fused.

and in September 2014, I discussed coldworking, which is extremely important to quality fused glass.

To review these dyk just click on the hyperlink.

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Elegant Fused Glass by Karen

I don't just discuss Fused Glass in my DYK, I also talk about gemstones and stones. I did several wonderful articles about stones in general not to mention my blogs about all the birthstones. 

In November 2013 I talked about the difference between a mineral and a gemstone.

In December 2013, I discussed how birthstones came about.

In February 2014, I reviewed the MOH scale or the hardness of Gemstones.

and in March 2014 I talked about the different types of gemstones.

 

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Additionally, I examined concerns that people may have about jewelry in general.

In July 2013, I discussed allergies to metals

In August 2013, I explained why some people's fingers turn green with some jewelry.

In December 2014, I clarified the various ways to clean jewelry.

and in September 2013, I explained the various types of silver.

 

 

 

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I also cover other topics I think people may like:

In January 2014 I discussed the different shapes of gemstones and how fused glass is similar.

 

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And in May 2014, explained the various lengths of necklaces.

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I hope you enjoy this DYK reviewing some of my favorite "Did You Knows"  I wrote during 2013 and 2014. If you have any questions or would like me to do a specific blog or DYK please email me (elegantfusedglass@gmail.com). Feel free to check out all my newsletters.

I wish you all a very very Happy New Year!!!

Keeping my Kiln warm,

Karen

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