Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Class at Festivitea

In February I was scheduled to teach a Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Class at Festivitea, however, we had a snow storm and had to delay it until I returned from my trip to Korea. Here are some of the myriad of samples I made for the class. The samples included iridized, black dichroic (textured, pattern, and solid), and clear glass as well as both full and tacked fused pendants and earrings.

Here are some sample fused glass dichroic earrings, they can be made into dangle or post.

I cut a variety of backgrounds & dichroic glass, I made lots of dots & what I call chips of glass, and I also had murrine & vitrigraph. I’ve never seen such a selection of dichroic in any class I’ve taken. The students in the class had the choice of 2 pendants, a pendant & a ring or a pendant & earrings.

Here is how the class was set up. It’s a nice bright space for classes.

There were 10 people in the class so I was quite busy, everyone did a great job. Here are some group shots of class. I think everyone had fun; I know I did.

Here are the majority of the pieces prior to fusing. For some reason I didn’t get a pre-fusing picture of Dakota’s and Lisa’s, but if you look at the group pre photos you can see them.

Here they are getting ready for the kiln. The first two pictures are going to be full fused and the third is tack fused. The last picture is of them in the kiln.

Here are the post fusing pictures. aren’t they wonderful! Everyone did such a great job. Leslie didn’t want me to put the bail on so I just included two bails for her.

One of Stephanie’s was 2 inch square so I cut it in two for her. Now she has one to keep and 1 to share.

I’m sure you are wondering, Karen which pendants from the samples did you keep? Here are the three I kept. I made them into snaps and I LOVE them!

I’ve written about Margo’s shop “Festivitea” several times. My friend Jax introduced me to Margo and we had tea there. My friend Lela and I have had tea there and taken classes. I also have some of my fused glass there (tea dishes & stirrers). It’s a lovely shop and Margo is a fellow Air Force veteran and supports local artists my hosting their artwork in her class. Needless to say the tea is delicious.

If you’d like to take a class please email me elegantfusedglass@gmail.com or contact Margo at Festivitea.

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 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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