Fused Glass Art

In addition to the fused glass snaps, ornaments, night lights, candle shields, etc., I made this month I also made a variety of other fused glass pieces that I want to show off.

First up is this awesome sconce. When I was doing the freeze and fuse last month I made some little fish and some shells. So I fused them on to some layered glass and made a mantle sconce. I think it’s so much fun and with a candle behind it, it will look even better.

Last month, I pulled some vitrigraph and made this great piece. It has a sea green base and several pieces of vitrigraph. I so love making vitrigraph!

These three pieces are so much fun. Not all of my firings turn out well. I fired a votive one too hot when I was draping and it stretched out too much. However, I love red and blue and there is a bit of reaction in there so I just couldn’t throw it away. I also had these two base glasses that I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. So I just put the broken pieces on to the dish and fused it. It couldn’t have turned out better. I just love this dish. So much fun and so interesting. The little guy on the right I just fused the piece that broke and he turned into a little animal of some sort and I just couldn’t chop him up so I fused it on to the little dish and now he’s just too cute. Most people would have just tossed the ruined piece, but for me making something cool out of a broken piece is fascinating. You never know what you are going to get.

These two pieces are kind of funny. The tree on the right I made a while back but it kept falling over so I fused another base on it and now I just think it’s great (yes I know it’s May and not December). The piece on the right, I was making a lantern a few months back but this section didn’t fit (it was too small). I drilled holes in it and now it’s perfect for the yard or to hang on the wall. I so love making vitrigraph and murrine. Again never throw away a piece of glass. It just needs time to become what it’s meant to be.

When I was making my mother’s day magnets I enjoyed them so much I thought I’d make more. The ones on the left, I think I’ll make into magnets and put them on cards. Or I could put them on a background and make them into little pictures. Tough call, what do y’all think? Now the one on the right, when I was making my candle shields I decided to play with this flower shape (which were little pieces of crackle I made years ago) and it turned out so great. I just love it, this picture doesn’t come close to showing how cool it is and the dimension. I’ll probably make it into a candle shield or a sun-catcher or put it on a little stand. All I really know is I’m going to keep it!!

I hope you like my fused glass pieces in this post. If there is something you’d like me to make please let me know.

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Keeping my kilns warm.

Karen

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