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.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

My grinder arrived just in time for Mother's Day and I was able to finish my fused glass wall hangings. I am absolutely happy with the final pieces.  Here they are.

In this piece I wanted to bring out the darker colors so I used darker and lighter beads.  I love how it brings it all together.  I also love the color of this chain.  It's almost a peach color.

This amazing picture is delicate and feminine which is perfect for the person it is made fore.  The wire is the same wire as in the picture above, but it is a totally different look, especially because of the light pink or peach colored beads at the bottom, which compliment the whole wall hanging.

In this wall hanging, I used a darker chain and I found the awesome focal wire bead and two small glass beads to bring it all together. 

This is why I love to work with glass.  I can make amazing memorable pieces of art for people to enjoy.  I love this new concept; rather than putting your photo in an album, you can now turn it into glass and hang it on your wall to enjoy every day. 
If you like these, check back in a few weeks to see how my other wall hangings turn out.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I'm very pleased with how my wall hangings ended up after firing them in the kiln.  The edges need some grinding and then a final firing in the kiln after that.  So far, I'm am so happy with how these turned out.  I had to send the top part of my grinder back to the company because the grinding pad is stuck onto the grinder.  I am hoping I get it back in time, but I'm not sure.  If not, they will have to be a little late which would be disappointing because of how much time I took to get them ready.

Here are some of my almost finished pieces that will all need grinding and firing one more time.

In the piece above the top picture is approximately 5x5" and each of the smaller pieces are about
1 1/2".  Each of the smaller pieces will be hung with chain.  This piece will be fairly large.  I don't think I would make it any bigger, but the smaller pieces are a little too small and some of the detail got a little lost.  It's still amazing and I can't wait to get it all completed.

In this piece, I wasn't sure how the mountains behind them would turn out, but I love it.  You can see all the detail and the dimensions of the different hills behind them.  I made the top piece 5x5" and the bottom piece approximately 3".  I think the larger 3" piece turned out better than the 1 1/2" pieces in the piece above. 

This one turned out great, but definitely needs some grinding on the larger piece.  In the bottom piece where the wire hoop is, I will hang a bead off the bottom to give it a little something extra.

I chose gold for this one because it brings out the feel of Autumn.  I love nature, and this one is an amazing piece.  I cannot wait until this one is finished and she sees it.  I didn't choose to put a hook on the bottom piece to keep it clean and simple.

In this wedding wall hanging, I was going to make the entire piece white and the champagne glasses in the second picture gold, but the outline of the champagne glasses was too hard to see.  The person in this piece loves antiques and is a very romantic person so the gold reminded me of her.  I felt that gold was more her than silver.  In this finished piece, I think gold was definitely the right choice.

This wall hanging is perfect in white because of the wedding.  It brings out the wedding theme of her white dress and keeps it bright and simple.  This one will be hung with silver wire and silver chain with a clear or white bead at the bottom. 

After I finish the wall hangings, I will certainly post them online.  Not all of them are intended to be given for Mother's Day so you'll see some online sooner than others.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Wall Hanging

This Mother's Day fused glass wall hanging is only about 40% completed.  I'm very excited to see it completed and I've done several test pieces so I'm pretty confident of what it will look like when I'm done.  If you're a fused glass artist, you know that sometimes as much as you prep and test, sometimes things don't work as planned.  I have high hopes though, that it will be finished as I hope it will be.

In the picture above, this is the layout of the wall hanging.  The pictures in glass are on top of a paper towel so you can see them better.  I will be painting each piece and then firing a piece of glass on the back.  Each of the pieces will have a hook in them and they will be hanging with chain to connect them to the piece above it.  The overall length of the wall hanging will probably be about 15"-20" long depending on how long I make the top chain or wire.  I will be using a gold color background and the finished color will be a little lighter than the gold in the picture below.  

In this picture, these are some of the pieces that are getting ready to be fired.  As you can see in the picture with the green background on the bottom right, there is a small hook at the top.  Each of the pieces in the wall hanging above will have small hooks fired in them so I can hang them with chain to the piece above and below it.

 Wish me luck on the final piece.  I'll post it when I'm done so you can see how it came out, so if you're curious too, keep checking my blog.