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781  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Kiln fused/recycled wine bottle glass/beaded windchimes on: August 24, 2006 08:18:10 AM
Yes, I cut the wine bottle with my glass saw into donut shapes and then melted them in my kiln.  It was FUN!

I had no idea what would happen, but I'm very pleased with the results.

782  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: New Lampworkbeads I made on: August 24, 2006 08:10:08 AM
HO.........LEEEE..........CRAP those are just incredible.

You are one gifted artiste.   

:: scurrying off to check out your website:::

Beautiful work!

783  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Kiln fused/recycled wine bottle glass/beaded windchimes on: August 21, 2006 08:04:21 AM
No clue what category to put this in!  LOL!  Glass? (wait, no glass category yet) <hint, hint>....beads?  Recycled stuff?  Garden stuff?  I'll start here....


This is made from a wine bottle that I cut and melted, then I strung this whole baby together with sterling bails and wire, beaded w/crystals and various beads...and added the chimes which I fused in my kiln.  IF ONLY you could hear it.  And, once again, sorry for the crap photography.

784  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: ~ I am ADDICTED to DICHROIC GLASS!~ on: August 17, 2006 10:44:01 AM
WOW!  Thank you everyone so much for all the replies!   I'm my own worst critic!  I adore those colors too,  Frogz!

I'll be attaching a silver bail and just a couple of beads to this one...it's so sparkly and pretty, it doesn't need anything more...

Sonjaboo, I replied to your post to request a glass forum.  I do mosaics, stained glass, slumping, fusing, and jewelry design.  I'd LOVE to chat w/more glass artists.  Smiley

I'm working on some super snazz windchimes right now, I'll post pics when  I get them done!


Karen   <----smiling right now!
785  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Glass board! on: August 17, 2006 10:37:38 AM
OH my gosh yes.

I do so much with glass...

stained glass, mosaics, fusing, slumping, etc etc etc and so onnnnnn....

I am also a jewely designer so I like to hang on the bead board, but WE NEED A GLASS FORUMMMMM!  PLEASE!


Karen <--glass ass.
786  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / ~ I am ADDICTED to DICHROIC GLASS!~ on: August 17, 2006 05:59:46 AM
Here's something super pretty that emerged from my kiln yesterday.... I haven't attached a bail yet, but I can NOT wait to make this into a necklace.  I wish so much that pictures could do these justice..they're just stunners!

Dichroic Fused Glass (soon to be) pendant

787  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Autism awareness bead loom bracellette w/graph included on: August 14, 2006 06:27:13 AM
::: Standing Ovation:::

Beautiful work.

I have a child with autism.  Autism has taught me the meanings of the words:

-exhaustion, and tolerance.  Just to name a few. 

This is just a gorgeous project.  I'll be making jewelry for all of my child's teachers this fall.  Just haven't quite figured out what I'm going to make yet. 

JUST a beautiful piece of art.


Karen  <----Mom of a child w/Autism <33
788  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Commissioned BRIDAL jewelry? o kayy... on: August 04, 2006 05:41:38 AM
::::Hanging head in beader SHAME::::

A friend of mine gave that bead to me. 

Later, I saw it on display at Michaels.....it's a Blue Moon Bead.

Will you forgive me??? I wish I could say: "Oh, I made that in my nifty studio."

Nope.  I strung that at my kitchen table.

Karen <<-----slinking back out/tail between legs. 
789  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Commissioned BRIDAL jewelry? o kayy... on: August 02, 2006 04:45:17 AM
I was commissioned to make bridal jewelry.  I couldn't wait.  I'm thinking of something dripping in crystals and pearls...:::: salivate::::...

BUT NOOOOOOOOOO........THIS bride wanted orange and red. < sob >

This is what I came up with, and she adores it, thank goodness....

790  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Seaglass inspired bracelet on: August 02, 2006 04:17:32 AM

I couldn't be a worse photographer.  ugh...

This is made w/aquamarine chips, some kind of semipresicous little round brown bead, mother of pearl, matte aqua beads, white seed beads, and silver leaves.  mmmm yummmmmmmmy

This bracelet really is so purdy.  Smiley

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