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« on: June 25, 2008 09:35:19 AM »

...made of clear glass and frit.  A groove was ground (VERY CAREFULLY!) around the edge, then, the pieces were wire wrapped.

It's not possible to glue a bail...they show through from the back and look awful!

Whatcha think?



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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008 09:38:45 AM »

Love them! I always love your work. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008 09:40:36 AM »

I love them all!!! My favorite though is the one with the greens and blues and purples! Gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008 09:43:32 AM »

*very* eyecatching!
i really liked the pink and purple combination!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008 09:45:03 AM »

i love the green and purple.  very gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008 09:46:05 AM »

Thanks so much!  I think that the green and purple is my favorite, also!

Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008 09:56:11 AM »

They are gorgeous!  I think I am in love with the pink and brown, no, the blues and green, no, the pink and purples,  no - the green and purple!  Oh I give up they are all my favorite.

I think the simple wrap helps offset the busy-ness of the glass, letting them speak for themselves.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2008 10:06:27 AM »

i would just like to say  "I starlite, am a tickle tickle stalker".  Lol your stuff is always amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2008 10:06:57 AM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008 10:12:14 AM »

I absolutely adore you craftsters.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2008 10:19:30 AM »

Those are beautiful!
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2008 10:23:22 AM »

Nice! Love them all!  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2008 10:33:51 AM »

Pretty as always Karen, but that green is my fav! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2008 10:50:44 AM »

LOVES. They look like mini lava lamps!
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008 12:23:25 PM »

I love these, I'd be all over that green one if the accent color was anything other than purple!  But they are beautiful great work!
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2008 04:16:44 PM »

i love the pink and brown color combination - reminds me of seashells.  these are gorgeous!  i love glass work.

how big are they, would you say?
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2008 05:58:47 PM »

wow- so pretty! but... what is frit  Huh

sorry- clueless craftster here. thank you in advance for the crafty enlightenment!  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2008 06:17:24 PM »

I'm always amazed that these....I don't think it's a craft I'll even try - it looks too complicated but it's so beautiful!
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2008 06:24:55 PM »

omg these are amazing! how did u do them!?
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2008 04:11:30 AM »

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! love these like lava lamp pieces. fab job!
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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2008 05:47:22 AM »

amazing they are beautiful
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2008 07:19:14 AM »

beautiful, just beautiful....
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2008 01:07:35 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2008 01:08:55 PM »

oooh I really like these they are pretty!
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2008 01:26:48 PM »

These are so pretty. They also remind me of the drink Orbitz that was out in the 90's.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2008 01:39:15 PM »

I love these they look great  Smiley

Just curious but waht is frit? Huh
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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2008 02:13:06 PM »

How gorgeous!
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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2008 03:11:27 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2008 03:25:48 PM »

They are beautiful! That is amazing.
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2008 04:30:21 PM »

I love them, but like alot of people I love all of you work...Just one thing, what is ..frit.. English is not my mother tongue and ..frit.. is not in my vocabulary Tongue If you add an E at the end you get ..FRITE.. and that's we call in Qubec ..FRIES.. for French fries Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2008 05:29:44 PM »

These are really really amazing.  I mean REALLY amazing.

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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2008 06:02:41 PM »

wow! how did you do that exactly?

i love the two in the back
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2008 07:32:18 PM »

thats what i wanna kno snappity-snap! i wanna know how they were made! and i want to know if there are any tutorials for fused glass cause unlike the other categories on this site there are no tutorials on glass!
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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2008 08:22:58 AM »

Answers!

Frit <----Frit is kind of like glass "gravel"...you can get coarse, medium, or fine. The finely ground frit is like powder, and FUN to play with.  You can even paint with it!

This is a verrrry simple design, I simply melted some frit into some clear glass, carefully fused it up to about 1470 degees F, anneal (slowly cool overnight)...then...to the grinder for shaping.  After that, back to the kiln for "fire polish" ...this takes the rough edges from the grinder. 

Then, back to the grinder, where I grind a groove all around the piece, so that the sterling wire will fit into it. 

Then, I wirewrap the pieces with sterling wire!

EasyPeasy!
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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2008 12:13:46 PM »

These are really beautiful!
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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2008 10:07:24 AM »

That does not sound easy peasy!  It sounds really complicated  Smiley

I wanna learn though the end result is amazing!
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« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2008 08:10:01 PM »

Oh wow, those are beautiful! Wonderful color choices!
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2008 01:44:05 PM »

as always your work amazes me!
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2008 08:23:37 PM »

Beautiful, I love the colors.
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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2008 07:36:58 PM »

I do wire wrap as well! I love your glass work! Your use of frit and color is amazing!
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« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2008 09:06:54 PM »

those are absolutely beautiful!!!  I actually saw these first on etsy, they stumbled onto this thread.  all I can say is WOW!  Grin
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2008 03:27:36 PM »

They're lovely, I reaaly like the turquise/green one on the left.
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« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2008 06:23:15 PM »

these are just beautiful!!
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« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2008 01:49:46 PM »

AH-MAY-ZING!  Good call on the groove instead of the bail.  makes it look so much cleaner.
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« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2008 11:17:55 PM »

They're all gorgeous, but the green/blue is my favorite.
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« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2008 11:24:09 AM »

Very nice work!
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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2008 06:02:51 AM »

These are beautiful.  I love the colors.
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so pretty! i love playing with frit!
the wire is very delicate and a great way to hang them!
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