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« on: May 27, 2009 07:25:15 AM »

I've been more involved with the purse forum here on Craftster but thought it time to introduce myself here. Besides a ton of other crafts, I make glass beads and jewelry. I've been in withdrawal because we haven't re-built my studio since we moved at Christmas, but hopefully we'll get to start in the next couple of weeks.

My pictures are somewhat chunky, so I decided to post thumbnails.

This guy was my last "big" project before packing up my shop (he's probably about 2" tall)

I love glass chains and was just curious to see if I could make a byzantine chain out of glass. Talk about a PITA!

This is one of my all-time favorites! He even has a little skull murrini in the front of his bridle

Another favorite. This one is a couple of years old.

Hope you like! C&C welcome.

Edited to add: Hmm. I don't know why when you click on my thumbnails someone else's work shows up in my gallery. I do have other things in my gallery, but with these glass thumbnails, none of the rest of the stuff is mine...
« Last Edit: May 27, 2009 07:27:33 AM by GlassSpider - Reason: discovered something odd... » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009 07:49:44 AM »

I love the dragon.  I can only imagine how much trouble the byzantine chain would be; I can picture broken glass chain links all over if I tried it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009 08:40:53 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the dragon Cheesy I'm so in awe of those of you who craft with glass..
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009 09:40:44 AM »

I just love the glass byzantine link.  How in the world did you do that??!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009 10:06:41 AM »

FANTASTIC!! awesome glasswork! I can't even imagine the headache of making the byzantine. wow!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009 01:36:54 PM »

Ooooo.  I love, love, love your little dragon.  He's adorable.  Your other works are great too. 

As for the other pictures in the gallery, they are probably just bleed over from another gallery, since you don't have many pictures up.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009 06:23:49 PM »

Thanks guys! The chain is more tedious than anything; make a link, set it aside. Make new link, add previous link, close new link, etc.

If you are interested in learning about glass, you can start out for around $100 - $150 (I think that's still what the starter kits cost). There are plenty of kits and books out there, even if you don't have any local classes. I'm always happy to answer questions if anyone wants to know where to look. I love encouraging future pyros!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009 08:32:44 AM »

chain made out of glass?!?!?! wow. that is really neat!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009 01:09:34 PM »

Wow, these are incredible!   Shocked

I like that BP bead . . . did you name it that because it's the BP gas station logo colors?  Cheesy

I get other people's stuff in my member gallery too . . . it's really annoying.  But if you just click on the member's name, you get the right stuff. I think that the stuff across the top is just uploaded photos in the order of when they were uploaded, regardless of who uploaded them.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009 11:03:13 AM »

I saw the dragon marble one in wists and had to track down the thread since I saw it was from Craftsters - amazing work!

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