Articles by: Karen

Fused Glass

Saw Belt and Grommet Replacement

Saw Belt and Grommet Replacement

When I was cutting some glass my saw made a odd sound and stop spinning. We opened up the saw and you can see the belt is broke. I like to write posts about my equipment issues because it helps my customers to know there is more to creating glass […]

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Fused Glass

Inclusions in Fused Glass

Inclusions in Fused Glass

I thought I’d make some small fused glass pieces with inclusions. This first group is special mica pieces I purchased from a fellow artist. Some I cut out e.g., hearts, and some she cut out like the cogs. The ones that are transparent can be pocket charms or I can […]

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Fused Glass

Vitrigraph

Vitrigraph

I love making vitrigraph, I know I’ve written a couple posts about them, but I can’t help myself. The first picture is a pot prior to putting it in the kiln. The second two pictures are of the kiln starting to be prepared to pull. The 4 picture is the […]

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Accessories, Fused Glass, Home Decor

Fused Glass Accessories

Fused Glass Accessories

I love creating fused glass, but as I’ve mention I don’t always finish my pieces. I love creating little panels for night lights. It took me a while, but I finally finished the ones below. I think they turned out great with all the vitrigraph, millefiori, and murrine. I also […]

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Fused Glass, Home Decor

Fused glass – Drop Vases

Fused glass – Drop Vases

One of the most time consuming and challenging fused glass techniques I make are fused glass drop vases. There are several steps involved. The first thing you have to do is to make a glass slab so to speak. It needs to be kind of thick. Then you put it […]

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Home Decor

Personal Screen-prints

Personal Screen-prints

Last month I made some screen prints for a friend’s house in Westcliffe, co-workers, as gifts, my niece, etc. I liked them so much I thought I’d make me some. First, I made some coasters, I love nature so I thought these would be perfect. They are nice thick cork. […]

by × January 6, 2023 × 0 comments

Class, Fused Glass

New Fused Glass Class for January

New Fused Glass Class for January

For January I am offering a new class. On January 28th 12:00 – 14:00 p.m. I’m having a Fused Glass Tree panel class in my home (Class duration: 2 hrs). No experience is necessary. Max number of students is 5 (minimum of 3), so if you would like to take […]

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Fused Glass, Jewelry

Fixing Fused Glass

Fixing Fused Glass

During my fused glass art shows, sometimes my customers will bring in one of my fused glass pieces in and ask me to fix it. Shannon brought in this pendant and she dropped it and it broke (sadly I forgot to take a picture of the broken pieces). I took […]

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Custom, Fused Glass, Home Decor

Custom Fused Glass Signs for Westcliffe

Custom Fused Glass Signs for Westcliffe

For those who follow me know I love Westcliffe Colorado and those same people know I love making custom glass artwork. This blog is combining both of those loves. A good friend of mine has a new house in Westcliffe, and I wanted to make a couple of house warming […]

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Custom, Fused Glass, Home Decor

Custom Fused Glass Donut

Custom Fused Glass Donut

A few years ago, one of my customers asked me to make a couple fused glass donuts to incorporate into her own artwork. She sent me a picture of what she made with the donuts and told me it broke. This month she asked me to make her another fused […]

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