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Time to refill my Etsy store

Slowly but surely I am working on adding some more pieces to my Etsy store. It’s about time too!

The first piece I added was the deep pendant from the last post. But I also finished two more pendants that are now available:

March 6, 2012 Posted by | Etsy, Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Photo Update of a Matching Art Glass Pendant

I finished a pendant that matches the cocktail ring I posted a little while ago.
Here are some pictures:

The glass is cold worked and very deep. So, the view from the side is quite dimensional, especially since some of the glass is perfectly clear.

Once I have a little time to spare, this pendant will likely end up in my Etsy store.

February 28, 2012 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brand New Handmade Cocktail Ring

Handmade Art Glass and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

I finally managed to finish a new jewelry piece recently.
It’s been much too long since I had the time and motivation to make anything truly new.
I have a couple more pieces that came out of the kiln along with this one but they all still need a little work and so I cannot show them to you yet.
It is not very often that I make rings and this cold-worked fused art glass cocktail ring is quite the rarity for me.
The colorful and very eye-catching glass piece sits on top of a sterling silver ring, which is adjustable to many different sizes.
I am now working on a matching pendant and I am pretty sure that both will end up in my personal jewelry box rather than in my Etsy store. But there will probably be more like this piece in the near future.

Handmade Art Glass and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

Handmade Art Glass and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring

February 16, 2012 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

One of these things is not like the others

Recently, I have finished 4 new cold worked fused glass pendants.
Actually, none of them are very new at all.

I tend to keep one or two fused pieces from most of the batches I fire and put them into a box for safe keeping. They usually remain there until there comes a time when I have too much other stuff going on and don’t have any time for fusing. At that point, I grab one here and there and finish them.

When I looked at the 4 finished pieces, what popped in my mind was the Sesame Street game and song “One of these Things is not like the Others” and it’s basically been stuck there ever since.

So, let’s line ’em up and see if you can figure out which one is not like the others:

… ♫ … before I finish this song. =)

March 4, 2011 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Enough with the stripes! Bring on the cracks!

I just wanted to introduce you to my new Fracture line of knobs (Name courtesy of Nic East).
It seemed to me that I have been stuck for too long in the stripes kind of mood. So I tried something entirely different this time.
To me, they have a cartoon sort of look so I’m thinking of a cabinet in a young teenager’s room.
What do you think?

February 9, 2011 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Knobs & Pulls | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tinkering around with my photo editing software

The other night after work, I was sitting, tired and lazy, on my computer. It was too early to go to bed but I didn’t have the energy to actually do anything productive.
So I started randomly applying some photo editing effects to a couple of my glass photos.

Some effects looked merely odd, but some others produce neat results after cropping the image and messing around with the colors a little.
I mean, no matter what, I keep seeing my jewelry pieces in them but to others they might look a little more abstract.
I just find it amazing what can be done with a few clicks.

November 7, 2010 Posted by | GlassFancy Jewelry, Photography | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mixed message

The way I create my fused glass pieces is sometimes a bit odd.
At times, I fuse a whole lot of pieces to fill up the kiln and then about half of them go into a box and I don’t look at them again until a couple of week or months later, depending how much time I have.
It mixes things up a little bit and a lot of times I totally forget about the pieces in the box and it’s fun to rummage through it and rediscover them.

So, I rediscovered one piece this way and it’s sending me a bit of a mixed message.
It’s a large piece because I intended it to be cold worked so that it has distinct edges and a perfect rectangular form.

I make a lot of pendants because pendants are an easy piece of jewelry to wear and because a lot of my designs have a vertical tendency. Brooches, on the other hand, have a more horizontal tendency in my opinion and somehow that doesn’t come natural to me.
This piece, however, could really be both, a pendant or a brooch and I have trouble deciding.

So, what do you think: vertical pendant like in the first photo or horizontal brooch like in the second photo?
Which one is it?

October 31, 2010 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Pure retro-ness right out of the kiln

At the moment, I am very much lacking in the time department. Between work, my husband’s business and the college class I am taking, I am spread very thin.
The little bit of time I spend in my “dungeon of glass” is stolen from my college class and I have trouble really enjoying it because the whole time I am thinking: “I should really be writing my lab journal right now.”

Nevertheless, I finally managed to fuse the load of glass that has been very slowly accumulating in my kiln for more than 3 weeks.

I was trying to develop something like a line of retro-looking fused glass pendants. The idea is taken from a pendant that I made a couple of years ago and that really stuck in my mind.
The design has fine silver geometrical patterns at two different depths and, in my opinion, it looks great no matter what color you put around it.
Below you can see the deep layer of fine silver circles peeking through.

I have to apologize but I am showing you the pieces exactly how they came out of the kiln because I am honestly not quiet sure when I will have the time to finish them.

And now I will finish writing my lab journal! =)

October 14, 2010 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

My first run-in with glue-on

I wanted to show you my new glue-on bails!

From now on, I am going to create a number of my pendants with these nifty glue-ons instead of drilling and then working sterling wire to connect a bail.
I still think that the drilled pendants are probably more sturdy but eliminating one whole firing and also some additional costs for the diamond drill bits and the sterling wire is a good argument to give it a try.

A few of these pendants are already listed on eBay. I meant to try selling on eBay for a while now but never really got going with it. It seems to be the time for firsts!

September 17, 2010 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Experimenting with a new earring design; photo update

In the earlier post Experimenting with a new earring design; a post about posts, I mentioned a few more fused glass pieces that I needed to finish and take some photos of.
So I have done just that and I can now show you some more earrings.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment