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February 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

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

- Did you know ...

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Just as a reminder for my local customers I don't have a scheduled Arts and Craft Show until July or August. However, 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:

Last month I made a fused glass leaf and I liked it so much I decided to make another one. One difference is I flipped it over when I slumped and the texture is on the top verses the bottom.  I so love this bowl.

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February's Mold - Undersea

February's Mold - Undersea

I love this textured mold. First I am a Florida girl so I grew up around water. We had a canal right by my house and lakes all around and of course the ocean not far away. Anyway I've had this mold for a couple of months. I hand laid the colors in, in case you were curious it takes …Read more.

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Most important material

Most important material

Hello my name is Karen and I'm addicted to glass and I believe it's the best medium to work with. I'm sure that most of you know how I feel about glass already. Glass is amazing, it's so versatile and beautiful and I just truly love it. I never get tired of looking at glass, making glass, reading about glass, …Read more.

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Fused Glass Czech Crystal Glass Nail Files

Fused Glass Czech Crystal Glass Nail Files

I just made several new fused glass nail files. I love these nail files, they are from the Czech Republic and they don't wear down like the ones made in China. The nail files below are 5 3/8" x 1/2". I made each of the fused glass small stones. The colors are so vibrant. I also have some smaller nail …

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Fused Glass - cards

Fused Glass - cards

I watched a video a few weeks ago and the lady put her fused glass pieces on to cards. I loved the idea and thought I'd play around with it. Below are some of my ideas. The fused glass piece below can be a sun catcher or the card can be framed. I'm curious what ya'll think about this idea. …Read more.

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Fused Glass Jewelry

Fused Glass Jewelry

I've been busy making some new fused glass jewelry. The cross is beautiful and is made from the millefiori and murrini I bought while I was in Murano, Italy. I also made some fused glass rings. The pieces on the left are mosaic held in place with resin. The two fused glass pendants in the middle are holey pendants. I …Read more.

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Fused Glass Ikebana Vase

Fused Glass Ikebana Vase

When I was in Japan I took a flower arranging class called Ikebana. I was taught the flowers are at three levels, Heaven, mankind, and earth. I don't have a lot of flowers but I thought I'd show off my new fused glass Ikebana Vase. The fused glass is a lily pad. I drilled a hole in the fused lily …Read more.

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Dichroic Etched Fused Glass

Dichroic Etched Fused Glass

In keeping with my 2019 goals for my fused glass I decided to uses some of my dichroic glass. I have on hand. I learned to etch dichroic glass years ago from Tanya Veit. Back then it was huge, albeit now it's pretty common but it's still beautiful and fun. I like that I can put almost any image into …Read more.

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Fused Glass Hearts

Fused Glass Hearts

In keeping with Valentine's Day. I made some more fused glass hearts. These are all hand cut. I have multiple colors including dichroic. These two fused glass hearts are very large and could make great poker guards. I also made small fused glass dishes all with hearts. The first one is a mix of paint, confetti, and dots. The next …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 and products that I have on hand. I haven't made decal pieces in a very long time so I had a lot of cabochons I wanted to put decals on. There are several manufacturers of decals for glass and for ceramics. I use both types of decals. The key is the firing schedule and for some decals you have to use light colored glass.

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All of these beautiful white decals are from AAE glass. They are so crisp and raised. I just love AAE's decals. I can make them into pendants, key chains, magnets, snaps, and so much more.

These are black decals from AAE glass. Again, I just love how beautiful these decals turn out. I rarely have issues with Tanya's decals. Again I can make these into anything including a pair of elephant earrings! Can you think of something you'd like me to make out of one of these pieces?

AAE also has colored decals. What I love about these is they go perfectly on light glass and dark glass.

I love these gold decals from AAE. The trees of life is so beautiful. They come in gold and white as well as black and gold. additionally there are sugar skull and a sea horse. The angel is a bit big so it will be either a poker guard or a magnet.

If you are curious, yes AAE glass decals are some of my favorite. So many choices and they fire so perfectly.

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Here are some white decal pieces. The white decals to me are the hardest to get perfect but these all turned out pretty nice.

Here are various black decals from various manufacturers. I really love the heart tree, cat, and musical notes.

As you can see I mad a variety of colored decal pieces. I really love them, especially the bear and rhinoceros.

I just love this rose decal. One because the color is so vibrant and it works on both light colored glass and darker glasses.

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These are various gold pieces; including blue and gold, white and gold and just gold. I really like the gold decals. These all turned out wonderfully even though they are from different manufactures.

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I'm sure you are wonder if I did any bigger pieces and these answer is yes. Here is one of my little angel decals and the piece will be either a sun catcher or night light.  This particular decals is a bit transparent but still beautiful.

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I'm sure you were wondering if I had any decals that I didn't care for. Here are 4 that didn't turn out exactly how I wanted. The decals are a bit faded and not as sharp as I'd like.

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Fused Glass Decals

If you want to watch my decal video please click here or click on the picture.

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