A Glass Knife – From an Incredible Artist

When I go to an art or craft show I always try to buy a piece of Art from a fellow artist. The Woodland Park arts festival this year was no exception. However, what I bought is exceptional. It’s a knife, but not any knife it’s a glass knife. How could I resist, it’s freaking glass!! The glass is handmade, and the handle is handmade, it’s extraordinary.

I went on Russell’s website, and he has so many beautiful knives. I asked him how the handle of my glass knife was made, and this is what he said. “The handle is made by stabilizing a pinecone in a mold and pouring a hardener solution into the mold with it. When it hardens, I saw slabs of the stabilized cone”. Knowing my knife was made with a pinecone I love it even more! Here are some of Russell’s pictures from his website “Russell Thornberry Originals”. The last picture is Russell’s picture of my knife. Definitely check out Russell’s site.

Btw, as a follow-up on my first post about Woodland Park, Tammy decided on her $25 prize (she won the drawing). She wanted another fused glass snap necklace. I wish the photos showed how beautiful these pieces are. It was supposed to be only 2 snaps, but I couldn’t help it I am sending her an extra one.

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my site and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kilns warm,


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