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11  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Cannot.Stop.Making.Vases. on: August 01, 2011 09:52:50 AM
Anyone else go through phases with their art!?  Lord, I've made about 10 of these in the past 2 weeks!  haha!  I found this baby in my kiln this morning...what a nice surprise!
12  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Glass Drape Vase EEK! I've been gone sooo long! on: July 26, 2011 08:18:13 AM


This is a fused glass drape vase.  I'm on a kick!  I think I've made 10 of these now! LOL!  

First, I cut and design the glass, and fuse that....then i drape this over a mold, and let the heat of the kiln do it's work.  The trick here is in STOPPING the fusing process at exactly the right time.  
13  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Blueberry Marble - A fused glass art piece on: September 16, 2010 04:06:06 PM


This is a SUPER EASY fusing project!  2 circles, full fuse.  That's it!  Glass is MAGIC!

14  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Fused Glass Drop Ring Bowl with Ruffled Edge! on: September 06, 2010 03:36:24 PM
I haven't posted here in AGES!  But, I'm still fusing like crazy...life is so busy!  But, I wanted to share this bowl with my Craftster buddies!

15  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / The Swirls. A pretty little pendant on: January 21, 2009 09:05:44 AM


Time to start thinking SPRING!  I love to create with happy, bright, springtime colors.  It's sooo cold and cloudy in Michigan lately, but this brightened my day, and I hope it brightens yours, too!

<3 <3 <3
16  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / I am going to pass on the very best advice I've ever been given... on: January 10, 2009 09:42:41 AM
My "GG" (grandma), was a gifted glass artist.  I learned many things from her, more than anyone can imagine.

She is a free Spirit now, but with me always, especially in my studio.

Playing with glass was my favorite pasttime with her, and she'd been fusing glass WAYYYYYYYYYY back in the day, before there were "rules".

Anyhow...whenever I had a great idea that I wasn't *quite* sure about, I'd run it past her.  And do you know what she would tell me?

"It's your glass. It's your kiln.  You won't hurt either of them.  Go ahead and try it and we'll see what happens"

SO...don't be chicken.  Experiment.  Try it out.  Take a chance.  Waste some time.  Get creative.  Play.  Don't ask first, because someone will just say "OMG NO, you can't DO that!"   All of these *rules* cause everything to look exactly like everything else.  Fusing is MUCH more than sandwiching a piece of dicro between 2 pieces of glass.  Smiley  Don't listen to the nay-sayers.

Do it anyhow, and see.  I hear my GG's words every time I go to my studio.

If you have followed this advice, I'd love to see some of your unique, crazy stuff.

K
17  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Have a heart! (or 8) Little Fused Glass Heart Pendants! on: January 08, 2009 12:14:49 PM
Here's the whole gang...I got a little carried away:



And here's my VERY favorite one ( it has a purple hue to it, a Purple Heart for a Courageous Girl )


...but I really like this one, too:


I have this "thing" about transparent glass...love it.

Whatcha think?

Karen

18  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Here's something NEW! Fused Glass Drop Ring Vase on: December 16, 2008 06:32:27 PM
How cool is this?  This vase is made by actually heating a circular piece of fused glass over a mold, and allowing the center to drop out!  It can be done several ways, but I chose to allow the glass to hit the bottom of my kiln.  This vase can stand alone, or be suspended in a stand!  Cool, huh?

I took this to a gallery downtown, and it sold the same day!  WOOT!

19  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Happy Autumn to my Craftster Friends! I painted! on: September 30, 2008 08:47:20 AM
The birch trees along the river gave me inspiration to paint in my studio!  Here's what I came up with...hope you like this...



This is a solid white chunk of glass, painted with enamels and various frit and confetti!

*karen
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Here's a Double Heart Cuff Bracelet...WOOT! on: September 30, 2008 05:42:38 AM
I wish *I* could take credit for these, but, alas, it's my dear hubby who has the strength to bend these tines, and make them do whatever he wants them to do.

As for me?  I'll stick to melting glass!   Anyhow...how do you like this one?  It's made with 2 vintage forks!





The best part about these?  They're recycled.  We're going to really concentrate on giving back to Mother Earth with our art.

Smiley

Karen

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