We're back for another year of crafty holiday goodness! We're in a new spiffy location this year and we have approximately 30 vendors selling all kinds of wares, including fused glass jewelry, paper goods, and home decor! Something for everyone!
The show will take place at Portland Christian Jr./Sr. High School in the cafeteria from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Well, I've discovered the joy of fused glass decals.
They start off printed in a laser printer in black and end up fusing to a sepia brown tone. Some people don't like this, but I don't mind. I tend to like using French Vanilla as my base for the decal because I think it looks nice in the finished product.
I recently got a kiln for my birthday and the first thing I tried prior to fused glass was PMC. I love this medium and the easy road to fun projects that it provides!!
This is one of my first batches of pendants that I made last year for my craft shows. I used various rubber stamps and metal stamps that I found from my rubber stamping days, etc. I particularly like the XO pendant which I made for a friend that has children named Xander and Owen. However, I liked the hugs and kisses concept so much, I made one for myself and wear it as a double-charm necklace with the S pendant that is in the back row.
Had an idea to use my new high-temp wire for stems for flowers. I fired up some cabochons and put them on a little piece of clear with one cabochon in the middle to hold everything together. I'm not exactly sure of the use for these, but I like them a lot. Haha!! I think, if the wire doesn't rust too much, they'd be cute in a flower pot for extra decoration.
So my friend gave me a kiln for my birthday (crazy, huh?) and it took me FOREVER to get up the nerve to use it for anything but PMC. I love doing PMC, but it is so expensive and cost-prohibitive these days with the price of silver!!
These are the results of my first two firings. Not perfect, but I liked how most of them turned out. If you look in one of them, you can see where I accidentally positioned them too close together and I got a Siamese pendant! Fun stuff, this glass fusing is!!!
Took three tries, but I finally got this little plate to have a flat bottom so that it didn't wobble. Took some changing in the slumping time and also how I set up the mold--(needed to be only on a post, not on a shelf). It's hard to see, but there is an indentation in the middle of the plate.
We're back for another year of holiday crafty goodness! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping started! There will be lots of wonderfully crafted handmade goods, jewelry, fused glass, art, pottery, home decor, food, and more!
Portland Christian Elementary School Gymnasium 11845 SE Market Street Portland, OR