Welcome to my Blog. I am always trying to find new and unique ways to express myself through my glass. My work has evolved into my favorite item; pet cremation remembrance pendants. This is where I permanently fuse ashes between layers of glass. My most recent creation is my sepia - pictures in glass, where I take a picture and fuse it into glass. I have also done a few remembrance items with people's ashes which turned out amazing.

My glass can be purchased on either of my two websites

If you need something different, please contact me at
addicted2glassfusion@yahoo.com so we can discuss what you're looking for.

Enjoy my blog. Hopefully you'll find something that inspires you.

Some of my items at addicted2glassfusion.etsy.com

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pet Memory Cremation Items

I've been really working hard on coming up with some new ways to create my pet memory, cremation items.  I've come a long way since I started.  Some of the pictures I'm posting are from one of my pet's ashes and some are my customer's items that I took pictures of.

The first several pet memory pendants are my dichroic etched pendants.

The pendant below was painted with glass and the ashes are sprinkled in the sky to represent the pet in heaven.  In person, where the ashes were sprinkled, it looked like clouds in the sky.  It was my first pendant for a customer.

These next few items are some of my mosaic pendants with ashes

The picture above is to show you how I've learned to shape the pet ashes into a heart shape. It gives it the most perfect finish to such a wonderful remider of your pet.

This final piece is my first sun catcher I've made.  I fused a wire in between the glass for hanging in a window.  I fused my cat's ashes on top of the heart shape and I sprinkled it with different glass powders and dichroic glass.  It really turned out amazing.  I can't wait to put a ribbon on top and hang it in the window.

swirl art mirrors, purse hooks and wine stoppers

I'm really excited to announce my new items.  I have taken a few pictures for now and will get a few more posted soon when I can.

My swirl art isn't glass, but it's amazing and unique.  No two will ever have the same design. 

My compact mirrors have two mirrors inside.  On the outside a floral design is engraved on one side and the swirl art is glued to the other side.  They measure approximately 2 1/2" in diameter.

My purse hooks or purse hangers measure 1 3/4" in diameter when closed.  They have a rubber backing to prevent slipping off of the surface of the table.  They will fit onto tables that have a thickness of 2 1/8" or less.

Finally, I have wine stoppers.  They are wonderful for the wine lover in your life. 

Let me know what you think of these items.  Hopefully in the next several weeks you'll see these posted on my artfire site as well as my etsy site.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pet memory and recycled bottles

It's amazing what a little light can do.  I finally hired an electrician and had him instal 3 large lights in my studio.  I'm so happy.  I just wish I had installed them earlier.  Now I don't have to stop working late afternoon if I don't want to. 

I'm trying to perfect my cremation/memory items.  I have finished my first hanging sun catcher.  The back of it has an indentation of a heart and the ashes are on the top in the shape of a heart.  I've learned how to shape the ashes into a heart and it really makes the whole pendant really special.  I can't wait to hear what my customer thinks of it when she gets it.

I've also been keeping many, many wine bottles until I had just the right idea for them.  I am running my kiln now and I hope it turns out.  If it works, I'll have a wine bottle with my initial behind it.  I'll post a picture of it here to let you see if it worked or not.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My new bookmarks

Life has been busy for me, but getting back into my studio more.  I've completed a lot of new bookmarks.  They've turned out really great.  I've taken some of my piece of glass that didn't quite make it as pendants and found some really large paperclip style bookmarks to glue them to and boy did they turn out fantastic. 

I've also been busy doing a lot of pet memory pendants.  I've had some requests to do people's ashes instead of pet ashes and I think that's a great idea, so I think I may include that in my listings.

I hope you like my new bookmarks.  I've posted a few on my etsy site and will be posting some on my artfire site very soon.

Beautiful rainbow bookmark

Momma and three cats bookmark
Blue, Gold and black bookmark
Gold Dichroic bubble bookmark

What the bookmark looks like in the book

What the book looks like with the bookmark inside