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.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pet photo fused into glass for my remembrance pendants

fused sepia slide of my dog

A few examples of my finished pieces.  As you can see pink and black aren't seen well at all.

My old girl who is very photogenic, as seen in the first picture above.

Sepia image of a pathway I photographed.  Very Beautiful. 

This is the picture before it was fused to glass as seen in the picture above.

So what are all these pictures about?  Well, I'm very excited to start sharing some new ideas.

I just took some amazing classes and I've been testing a few of the ideas out as seen in the pictures above.  I've wanted to take my pet remembrance items further and one of the concepts I learned is to fuse a picture to my glass.  It's definitely what I've been looking to do.  In the above pictures you'll see my pictures I put into glass.  I've heard that the sepia or brown color the decals turn look best on white and they're right.  I tried some on clear and took the picture with a white background.  The 3rd picture is what my dog looks like in a color photo.  In the 4th and 5th picture you'll see one of my personal pictures and what it looks like on glass.  I'm very excited to start offering new items to my customers so they can enjoy their personal memories fused into glass.  Whether it's their pet or a place they've visited or their family, this gives me a lot of new ways to improve my work.  In fact, I have already posted a listing on my website if you're interested in this pet remembrance option please click this link and click into the cremation for ashes category http://www.etsy.com/shop/addicted2glassfusion.  At this point, I probably won't be painting on the pet remembrance pendants, because most pets are black, white or brown and I don't think they have the powders I need for the painting, but I will keep playing with the idea to see if it works.  In the pictures below you'll see the same concept I learned in my class, but we painted with the sepia images and they are amazing.  Unfortunately we weren't able to clean  the glass or do any grinding so the sizes of the glass aren't the same, but this will give you an idea how beautiful they are.  I can't wait to show you some completed items and put them up for sale.

Another class I took was screen printing on glass and that was an amazing class.  I learned how to make screenprints and turn my pieces into works of art.  This was completely different and I loved it just as much, maybe more because of how brilliant everything turned out.  Again, keep in mind the pictures below are from my class and we didn't have time to grind them or clean them off before firing, but they are still amazing.  I will definitely be offering some of these very soon on both of my websites.

I will do my best to update my blog, but if you're interested in purchasing items like these, it's best to check either of my websites first because I don't post here as often as I'd like.  Hopefully you'll see some new work up for sale in the next week or two.

Here are the links to both of my websites.

Thank you for stopping by to see what's new at Addicted2glassfusion.