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February 2018 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

- Feb Blogs * blogs will now only be on Elegant fused glass not Fused Elegance for more information read this blog.

- Did you know ...

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Fresh From the Kiln:

This is my new fused glass piece. I think it's pretty cool. I had to glue the feather because it's a different COE of glass. It's based on a technique glasshoppa's Spirit Tablet. The feather represents freedom and inspiration, so I thought it was appropriate! I'll probably put it in a display stand.

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Fused Glass Textured artwork

Fused Glass Textured artwork

I've posted about my fused glass textured pieces before. I just love textured glass. These are my Suns' The first one is the sun and the moon in iridized amber. It's huge. Matter of fact, I didn't think I had a stand that would hold it, but this stand is perfect - I do need to paint it - I'm …Read more.

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Fused glass Donuts

Fused glass Donuts

Recently I took an online webinar about donuts. It was a fascinating class and I love the technique. I thought I'd show you a couple. There are many ways to make fused glass donuts but this is a unique way and I like them very much.   Sadly you can't truly see how amazing these are, …Read more.

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More Fused Glass Mirrors

More Fused Glass Mirrors

Last month I made some fused glass mirrors, I enjoyed making them so much I thought I'd make a few more. My next blog is about fused glass dots. I normally use small dots but for this mirror I decided I'd use all sizes. I really like it. I covered up the mirror part but they are pretty awesome. I …Read more.

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My Grandbaby on Fused Glass

My Grandbaby on Fused Glass

Anyone who follows my newsletter knows my amazing son and his girlfriend had a beautiful daughter on the 1st of January, Mzia is my first grandbaby. From the moment David told me I was ecstatic. Madi and I were actually in town when she was born and got to see her while she was still in the hospital. I'm in …Read more.

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Fused Glass - Flowers

Fused Glass - Flowers

I have never been a big winter person. So I'm excited about starting to get ready for spring. I made some fused glass flowers a while back but never had a chance to finish them. In preparation for Spring I decided to finish them and I'm so glad I did. They look great! I added the the fused glass centers …Read more.

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Glass Mosaic's Class

Glass Mosaic's Class

For those who follow my blogs, you know I love glass. Fused glass is my passion but I love all glass. So when I saw a Mosaic's class advertised at Full Spectrum in Colorado Springs, I signed up right away. First for those who have known me for a long time, my first fused glass class was at full spectrum …Read more.

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Finishing my Fused Glass

Finishing my Fused Glass

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 …Read more.

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New Fused Glass Snaps

New Fused Glass Snaps

As I mentioned in my last blog I have been finishing up some fused glass pieces. I also finished a lot of fused glass snaps. I made some normal size snaps for pendants and some small ones for earrings and rings.     I also made some big fused glass snap pendants. I love the big ones, …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.

This "Did you Know" is about my glass adventures in London. I went to London for work this month and I knew I'd have a half a day to myself. Anywhere I go I like to look at glass, so I asked my fused glass friends where I should go in London to see glass. They told me where to go see glass.  I was able to go see all three places.

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The first place was the Halcyon Gallery to see the Chihuly exhibit. Anyone who knows glass knows Chihuly, he's a world renown glass blower. I've only seen his artwork in magazines and once in the Corning Museum.

Chihuly is an amazing artist. I so enjoyed walking around the gallery. The colors were so vibrant and I loved the free flow of the glass.

I also loved the vessels. They were beautiful, they were layered the inside one another. So amazing, truly stunning

I loved the flowers too, they looked so thin, but of course I couldn't touch. I wish, I wanted to so badly.

The part I wasn't expecting was his mixed media. Some of the paintings were on acrylic and some are paints on paper.

I really loved the exhibition. It was so amazing. I took over 125 pictures. So beautiful and I love the colors.

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The next place I visited was the Victoria and Albert museum. I was told they had a nice glass display. I got lost and went to see the ceramic display (it was incredible), metal work (again awesome), but my favorite was the glass. So many beautiful pieces. I took over 180 pictures in the glass section alone, I was in heaven.

I love the cameos. They are so beautiful. They had several on display.

I loved the iridized glass. So many pretty pieces.

This piece was so colorful. I also saw a similar style at Corning. It's huge, love the rainbow effect.

I loved the stairs and rails all made of glass. So amazing.

I loved this one, it has silver inside and it looks like vitrigraph on the outside.

They had a lot of Roman glass. I just love roman glass. It looks like iridized and dichroic.

There were so many beautiful pieces. They even had some of Chihuly pieces. Amazing place. If you are in London, I highly recommend a visit toe the V&A museum.

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The third place I visited was London Glassblowing. I enjoyed it, it's a very small gallery and glassblowing. My only regret is that the glassblowing was very small and was blocked off so you couldn't see much. They did have some amazing artwork.

I liked both the poppies and the vases.

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I thought these were unique. I loved the purple glass.

This is actually several layers of stringers and a touch of dichroic.

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I hope ya'll do mind me showing off some of my pictures from London again. When I'm gone it makes it difficult to write blogs and DYK's for my newsletter. The triangle building is where we stayed in London. It was very nice and in walking distance from my conference. I love to travel and I'm blessed that I get to travel with my job. I love seeing glass everywhere I go, whether it's architectural or fused, or stained glass, it doesn't matter to me - I'm inspired by all glass!

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