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Topic: chihuly inspired lampworked glass chandeliers  (Read 11203 times)
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« on: January 04, 2009 02:30:09 PM »

for my high school senior art project i made a bunch of chihuly inspired pieces out of glass stringers. at that point, i had been making lampworking beads for about 4 years, and i wanted to try to do something else with my torch.  and this is a small sample of what came from that experiment.

this is the first one, it's a mini chandelier tied together with little wire.  it's a little messy looking, but for my first try, i'd say it worked pretty well.

this is three small wall mounted pieces. it was real tricky to put together, but i love them!

this one is sideways for some reason. but it's made out of a million little clear stringers, all stuck together with 2 part epoxy, but that was taking FOREVER so about 1/3 of it is done with hot glue. i love this one!

i hope you like them. i made them about 2 years ago and they just live in my house so it's fun to be able to show people!
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009 02:49:42 PM »

These are really cool!  I like the first one the best, probably because it's so intricate.  I don't think it looks messy at all - it adds character!!
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 03:04:59 PM »

Way freaking cool. This reminds me of how badly I want to learn lampworking. I really like that last one!

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009 03:09:21 PM »

These look so fun. I especially like the first one. I'm so jelous of your glass working abilities/resources.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 03:22:52 PM »

I love chihuly and I love what you have done.  So beautiful.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009 04:05:11 PM »

I love Chihuly as well and these are amazing!  Nothing messy about these.  Love the color choice in the first one!

« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009 04:34:21 PM »

These are fabulous. Just reminded me of another medium I want to tackle this year. I love the wall pieces... they are so unique

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009 05:08:02 PM »

these are really great!  ..and i'm definitely impressed that you're working with gass in high school.... that wouldn't have gone down at my high school  Roll Eyes

....i'm not sure where you live, but if you are ever in minneapolis you should check out the minneapolis institute of arts... in the lobby they have an ENORMOUS chihuly chandelier (like 20 ft wide or so!!) it's beautiful!

« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009 09:12:08 PM »

Those are awesome! I love those, all of them! I would totally have any of them in my house! Nice work  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2009 04:53:59 AM »

Those are interesting looking! Smiley

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