Articles by: Karen

Donations, Fused Glass

Fused Glass Pocket Heart Donations

Fused Glass Pocket Heart Donations

I love creating fused glass and I love sharing my fused glass. I look for worthy places to donate my glass artwork. Sometimes it’s for them to resell like Mission Wolf or www.millionkids.org and some of them are just as gifts like when I gave several pieces to Mary’s Home/Dream Centers “A […]

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Accessories, Fused Glass

Mixed Media Business Card holders

Mixed Media Business Card holders

I’ve made several business card holders from glass, and I typically have them on my craft tables and cell them as well. Here are a few of my business card holders. I’ve made business card holders out of recycled bottles, here are just a few. I wrote a post about […]

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Fused Glass

Fused Glass Bubble Dishes

Fused Glass Bubble Dishes

One of the things I just love about fused glass is how many techniques there are. One of my favorites is bubbles. There are lots of ways to create bubbles and one of my favorites is bubble paint. I have several different kinds of paint. Here they are in the […]

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Class, Fused Glass, Fused Glass Class

Fused Glass Class

Fused Glass Class

Last week I had two of my favorite students ask to make some casted hearts. Since I have a minimum of three students, we invited two of my friends who have wanted to take a class, to take the class too. Here are some pictures of the class setup. I […]

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Fused Glass, Mosaic

Two more visits with my Mosaic friend Cathy

Two more visits with my Mosaic friend Cathy

Earlier this month I spent a few hours with my friend Cathy. Well, she went home and fused the flowers we made during our “glass date” then made even more. The ones we made are the top row then she made more, on the bottom row. We had such a […]

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Class, Fused Glass, Home Decor

Preparing for Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Class at Festivitea

Preparing for Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Class at Festivitea

On February 3rd I am teaching a Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Class at Festivitea. Sign-up for this class through Festivitea. I taught a Fused Glass Ornament Class at Festivitea in December and had a wonderful time. In preparation for the dichroic jewelry class, I made several samples using iridized, black […]

by × January 18, 2024 × 2 comments

Class, Fused Glass

Another Macrame Class at FestiviTEA

Another Macrame Class at FestiviTEA

I love writing about Festivitea, a few months ago Lela and I took a macrame class together there and this past week we took another macrame class together. Here is what I made during the first Macrame class. I love how Margo decorates the shop. What a beautiful and cozy […]

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Fused Glass, Mosaic

Fun glass date with my Mosaic friend Cathy

Fun glass date with my Mosaic friend Cathy

I’ve mentioned my friend Cathy, numerous times; she is a wonderful Glass Mosaic artist and instructor. We’ve been friends for several years and recently we agreed to have a glass date where we’d talk about mosaics and fusing, specifically incorporating fused glass into mosaics. Here is my studio setup ready […]

by × January 14, 2024 × 0 comments

Art, Inner Circle

A Stunning Mixed Media Picture of Sangre’s

A Stunning Mixed Media Picture of Sangre’s

I mentioned Gary from the www.bigredbarnoriginal.com, in my November DYK, he’s an amazing artist. I’ve bought several pieces from him, and in Nov he had a lovely mountain scene picture. I commissioned him to create a picture of my view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Here are a few […]

by × January 10, 2024 × 0 comments

Fused Glass

Tools Used in Create Fused glass

Tools Used in Create Fused glass

I always talk about the glass I use, but I rarely talk about the tools I use to create my fused glass artwork. First let’s talk about some of the hand tools I use. From the left I use pistol grip glass cutters, which is a misnomer because they don’t […]

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Commercial, Fused Glass

Custom Commercial Fused Glass Soap Dish

Custom Commercial Fused Glass Soap Dish

I made another set of custom commercial fused glass soap dishes for a hotel. They are simple, but elegant black dishes. Here are the fused glass soap dishes in the kiln for a full fuse and slumping. Here are some of the fused glass soap dishes already to be shipped […]

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Accessories, Fused Glass

Glass Murrine From Tabitha

Glass Murrine From Tabitha

I love Murrine and Millefiori. In case you don’t know murrine is little pieces of glass that are cross-sections of cane that reveal images. According to Wikipedia, murrine “first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century”. […]

by × December 26, 2023 × 2 comments

Commercial, Fused Glass

Custom Production Fused Glass Amenity Dish

Custom Production Fused Glass Amenity Dish

I just finished making another custom production order. This time it was fused glass amenity dish. They were made with a special glass that’s a bit difficult to work with, but I think they turned out great. I used a special mold – spiral. You can see how I grind […]

by × December 26, 2023 × 0 comments

Inner Circle, Westcliffe

Christmas in Westcliffe

Christmas in Westcliffe

We spent an entire week in Westcliffe and I have to tell you it was wonderfully relaxing. Our Christmas was quite and simple. I love the little tree. The presents we get are typically for the house. The first row of photos are two of the pictures we hung in […]

by × December 26, 2023 × 0 comments