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January 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

- Jan Blogs * blogs are only Elegant fused glass not Fused Elegance for more information read this blog.

- Did you know ...

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I'm so looking forward to a wonderful 2019. 

For my local customers I wanted to remind y'all that I don't have a scheduled Arts and Craft Show until July or August. That being said I can still do home shows. The home shows can be tailored to what fused glass artwork you would like to see including, jewelry, snap jewelry, artwork, etc. 

Just for hosting a fused glass party at your house you'll earn free fused glass. For every 3 people (not counting me) at the party you earn $10 in free fused glass. Additionally you and all the people at the party will receive 15% off all purchases.

Just email elegantfusedglass@gmail.com and let me know you'd like to host a fused glass party. Let me know how many people you can accommodate and what type of fused glass artwork you'd like me to display.

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Fresh From the Kiln:

To celebrate my granddaughter's 1st birthday, I made my son a custom fused glass interchangeable clock.  I liked it so much and I made myself one. Isn't it beautiful? I just love my clock. I love as Mzia grows I can change out the pictures. What's even better I can use the pictures as magnets on my refrigerator or anywhere there is metal. Let me know what you think.

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Fused Glass snaps

Fused Glass snaps

I love creating fused glass artwork. One of the things I focused on this month was fused glass snaps. I have three different sizes; large, medium, and small. This first picture shows my large snaps. Some are round but I also have a few that are different shapes. I like the big fused glass snaps because they show off my …Read more.

*The cover picture are my small snaps

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Displaying Fused Glass

Displaying Fused Glass

A good friend of mine sent me a picture of three of the fused glass art sculptures she bought from me last year. I love seeing how people display my fused glass artwork. In the picture below you can see my friend has two fused glass mushroom lights, my sun sculpture, a screenmelt, and of course my koi. Thank you …Read more.

*The cover picture are my of my granddaughter

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Fused Glass Pebble Kits

Fused Glass Pebble Kits

I love fused glass pebbles or dots whatever you want to call them. They are so pretty and relatively easy to make, I make them all the time. I use them on mirrors, frames, as embellishments, to name a few. Anyway when I was making my most recent pieces I wondered if my customers would like to buy fused glass …Read more.

*The cover picture is my hummingbird!

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Fused Glass Night Lights

Fused Glass Night Lights

This month I've made several new fused glass night lights and I thought I'd show them off. These first ones are made with iridized glass, ironically I made flowers. I also use both switch lights and sensor switch. I love my nightlights they are such pieces of art. These two fused glass night lights are made with confetti glass. The …Read more.

*The cover picture are the iridized flowers

 

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Autumn Fused glass

Autumn Fused glass

One of my goals for this year is to use one of my molds a month. I've had this wonderful mold that I've never used. I had this great piece of organic clear glass and decided the two were made for each other. In addition to making this fused glass autumn leaf dish I made two business card holders. I …Read more.

* I like this so much I made another one

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Fused Glass for Valentines day

Fused Glass for Valentines day

First as I mentioned in my Resolution / Goals blog I want to try to use not only my glass but my findings I've been hoarding (I mean saving). I always say everything looks better with glass. These little cases are actually mirrors. I always have little fused glass dots around so I thought I'd try them on the mirror …Read more.

*The cover picture are my pebble mosaics

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My Trip to Bullseye

My Trip to Bullseye

As those who follow me know my son had a daughter last January and this January my daughter and I went to see my son, daughter-in-law, and of course my granddaughter. She is so beautiful and so smart, I can't tell you how special it was for me to see her and my son. We always have such a good …Read more.

*The cover picture is a shot from the shopping area

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Custom Fused Glass Poker Guards

Custom Fused Glass Poker Guards

I've been making fused glass poker guards for quite some time. Glass makes a perfect poker guard and since my husband is a big poker player I've made him several. That being said these two poker guards are definitely new for me. As I mentioned they were a custom order and took quite a while for me to make. I …Read more.

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Happy New Year - Glass goals

Happy New Year - Glass goals

Happy New Year 2019!    Every year I do a review of my glass activities I accomplished during the previous year. Mzia and me 2018 was a great year for me — family, professionally, and in glass.  As far as my family life; my daughter is still doing great in college, my granddaughter is growing so beautifully I look forward …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.

One of my New Year Goals is to focus on using the glass I have on hand. So this month as you can see by my blogs I've really started off on the right track by using glass in my studio. I had so many glass pieces I made that I wanted to show some off in this month's DYK.   I have a bad habit of starting pieces and not finishing them. Or I make a piece and it doesn't turn out the way I want or I break a piece, or using some of the glass but not the rest. What does this mean... I have lots of glass waiting to become what it wants to become.

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First I made some small dishes. I love small fused glass dishes, they are perfect for so many things e.g., jewelry, soap, spoon-rest, and teabag. This first one I had made a pocket vase but broke part of it so I cut it and shaped it and now it's a southwestern dish perfect for anything you want to use it for.

This was a clock that I broke. It's a beautiful iridized dish, larger than the one above but still perfect for anything you want to use it for.

I used clear glass, powder, and small pieces of glass to make the next few pieces.

This one is really cool. I actually made two rectangle ones. They are amazing. I love this style. It so much fun to make and difficult to chose what side to have face up.

Here is the second rectangled piece. This is a great piece, I think I'll try to make some more of this technique. This technique is based off of Bob Leatherbarrow's class I took a few years ago.

I also made a few square pieces. This one I added some powder pieces. Very organic and fun.

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These pieces I had in my studio but didn't finish them. This first one is a handpainted fused glass bowl. The top is purple and the bottom is silver.

This piece is a bubble vase. Sometimes I make a piece and I'm not sure what to do with it. I love bubble pieces sometimes I think they look great as they are and make them into a sculpture and sometimes like this one I think it looks best as a vase.

This one mushroom nightlight was created with a small that I had in my studio. The bowl was so tiny I couldn't think of a use for it so I just had it in my studio holding beads. Then I just flipped it over and though, it's perfect as a mushroom top.  I love mushroom night lights and this one is just lovely.

This is another piece that I had and wasn't sure if I should make it into a dish or a vase. I chose a vase, it's very translucent and will light up perfectly. I love the lacy edges.

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I didn't just make dishes and vases. I also made some business card holders. This one is made from the clock that I broke.

This business card holder is made from a dish I broke. It was a bit narrow for a dish and wanted to make something special out of it. I love purple and think this is a great business card holder.

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I also have a lot of little fused glass dots. I love using the dots to embellish mirrors. This one has a hanger on the back so it hangs beautifully.

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I love pocket vases and I made this one out of a piece of glass I made but never used. It's very unique and is made from pink, green, and clear glass. I also made a business card holder from the same glass.

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These last few pieces are kind of cool, I made a coral bowl a few years ago but broke it. I could have added more glass to it but recently I took a webinar in the same technique. The class made me look at the piece with different eyes and I think it's a pretty cool set. I made two like this, little votives.

This was the center of the piece and now it's a very artistic piece. It's pretty small but I wanted to try the technique on a small scale in case I didn't like it.

I had enough of the edges to make two little votives what a nice set. I really like these colors.

When I put them together it's a beautiful glass sculpture. Now I need to make a big version. I do love these colors. It's difficult to know which to display the sculpture or the two votives above.  What do ya'll think?

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