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A whole lot of fused glass and then some …

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

New angles on a not-so-new fused glass jewelry piece

Lately, I have been somewhat consumed by re-photographing a lot of my pieces.
I am on a mission to make my photos better and better and, at the same time, I am starting to actually have fun with it. Odd angles are jumping out at me and since I am dealing with glass, I have started to experiment with some focused light sources to create colored shadows.
Let me show you the photo that really stood out from the other day’s session. I think I am going to use this one for an ad or marketing material at some point.

February 1, 2010 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry, Photography | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Fused Glass Donut Listings on Etsy and 1000 Markets

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

I finished all the fused glass donuts that you saw in the last post and listed them with Etsy and 1000 Markets.
Here are some photos and links:

December 13, 2009 Posted by | Etsy, Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A kiln full of color

 

There is lots of color in this kiln.
It’s going to fire over night and then these new donuts are going to be ready to have the sterling silver bails attached.
After that, all that is left to do is take some photos and list these new beauties on Etsy, Artfire and 1000 Markets.

Ali, if you read this, these are your three pendants at the bottom. Sunshine is almost back home with you =)

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Boston Cream Here; Donut Update #2

This is the final update about the new donut shaped pendants I am making.

I found the perfect sterling silver bails. They are minimalist and modern without any decorations or Schnickschnack (German for ‘knickknack’). They mirror the silver inclusions in color without overwhelming anything about the glass design, I think.
Yet, at the same time, they are sturdy and I don’t have to worry about not being able to use larger diameter cords or chains.

Now Christmas is coming up and I did need something for my mom. I’m not going to see her this year for the holidays as I usually do, so I needed something I could send her in the mail to Germany.
She is very religious and always wanted something with a cross but she isn’t into bright popping colors and a lot of Schnickschnack (there it is again). She has a couple of stone donuts already, so I knew she likes the shape. I tried to stay on the muted color side with the design I came up with. I’m going to send her both because I really don’t know about the colors and now I can only hope she likes them.

November 26, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Donut for Santa; Donut Update #1

My first experimental donuts just came out of the kiln and I am quiet happy the way it worked out.

Since Christmas is not very far away, I thought I should share the x-mas donut with the mistletoe fine silver inlay with you. The whole time I’m writing this, I’m whistling “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… lalala” but I’m thinking that my tires on my car are frightful, so please don’t =)

Just for now I put on a leather cord but I am planing on either getting or making a silver bail for the donuts. The glass looks really nice but there simply is nothing better looking than a nice quality silver bail with art glass.

I will update you on the other ones as soon as things have moved along a little further.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Handmade Jewelry Hub

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

Twitter just introduced a new way of organizing the blizzard of tweets that you may get hit by on their site. You can now create lists of people that have one common denominator in some shape or form. It makes it a lot easier to filter what you may be interested in and avoid some of the stuff you are not.

So, since I am making handmade jewelry, it was merely a matter of time until I started a list about just that. I have accumulated more than 450 artisans that all make handmade jewelry of some kind. You will find glass, steam punk, wire wrapping, silversmithing, PMC and lots more. Come take a peek and get emerged in style, fashion, color, luxury and bling!

Twitter jewelry list

If you are creating handmade jewelry, have a twitter account and would like to be included in this list, please leave a comment or send me a direct message on Twitter.

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Artfire, Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back to the basics!

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For me, the past couple of months have been taken up with elaborate schemes of three-dimensional effects of silver in glass and my brain was/is filled with ideas and possible effects in PMC.

I have been moving away more and more from the simple, minimalistic but clear and colorful style I started with.

It’s good to evolve. It’s good to develop and learn new things but once you get the feeling that complexity and effect start to get in the way of aesthetics, it’s time to stop and maybe take a step back.

So, I have gone back to the basics and I realized that sometimes simple may be as good or even better.

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vampires vs. Goth, à la South Park

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It is time now to introduce you to another one of my Precious Metal Clay creations.

I just finished this pendant and I have to say, it very much developed while I was working on it. There were no sketches and no drawings. I did no planing at all this time. It was just the clay and me and the notion of:  Do what you will. And this is what happened.

So the only question now is, should I market it to the Vampire kids or the Goth kids?

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So what do you think?

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments