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GlassPeace
« on: June 26, 2012 07:11:31 PM »

Hi everyone! Amir (my partner in life and glass) made some jellyfish pendants I wanted to share with community.
These guys are pretty big! About 60mm long (including the loop) and 25mm wide.
They're made on a oxygen and propane torch using tubes and rods of borosilicate glass. They take about 30 minutes from start to finish, then are set a kiln to cool slowly. If anyone has any questions about how they are made, feel free!





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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012 07:54:37 PM »

wow, those are all so pretty!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012 10:23:31 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I especially like the second one, with the intertwined tentacles.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012 12:08:42 AM »

So beautiful -- and I love how he's made it look like there's water inside!
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012 03:38:06 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012 06:05:11 AM »

LOVE the swirly tentacled one, very nice!
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012 03:54:30 PM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012 07:50:10 PM »

Beautful! The look as if they are suspended in a drop of water.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012 03:05:05 AM »

Breathtaking beautiful. I literally gasped when I saw them. I don't have a favorite. I love them all.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012 05:42:51 AM »

The thing that gets me about these is the amount of colors in them. So pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012 10:19:08 AM »

They're all so amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012 05:03:36 AM »

I never knew Jellyfish could be so beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012 11:37:23 PM »

so beautiful! jellyfish are one of my favorite animals.
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012 04:52:02 AM »

Wow... just beautiful!
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012 03:30:20 AM »

Wow!  These are really pretty
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012 11:14:45 AM »

Wow! They are all so pretty! I love that they really look like they're just swishing along in there.
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2012 12:14:14 PM »

Great job.

There is a place on Maui were they make glass jellyfishes but much bigger( about 20 cm, 10 inches) but they don't have these beautiful colors. I'm not a big fan of real jelly fishes but I like the 3D aspect and the colors of these art pieces.
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2012 12:14:33 PM »

This convinces me I have to switch from soft glass to borosilicate. Borosilicate seems to allow to work on bigger pieces without constantly maintaining the heat to avoid thermal breaks. Would my oxygen-propan with a head about 1/2 inch size be enough? Any advice would be welcome( books, websites, tutorials, web store...). Thanks.
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012 10:51:05 PM »

Hi,

For borosilicate you need a really hot flame, the hotter the better.  The boro glass does give you more time to work between heats, but it is still really important to keep it nice and hot so it doesn't crack. I would suggest getting your hands on the "contemporary lampworking" book set if you can. Some good websites to check out are www.lampworktutorials.com , www.lampworketc.com, the flow magazine has some free tutorials on their website.  There are other forums as well, the melting pot is a good one.  If you browse around those sites there'll be some good stuff to get you started.  We've made a couple tutorials, one for our flower pendants on www.glassflowerpendants.com and if you look on our website http://www.glasspeace.com/glass-pendants/glass-mushroom-pendants  there's a link there to a video I made on how to make a glass mushroom bead.  Youtube is also good to browse around for tutorials.  Good luck with the boro, if you've got any more questions let us know!

Peace,

Amir Shawn
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2012 01:35:15 AM »

Thank you so much for all the information. You're the best and the most helpful!
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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2012 09:12:46 PM »

Wow, these are amazing.
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2012 08:25:08 AM »

Beautiful work!

I wish I had the setup for boro.... {wistful sigh}.

I guess for the moment I'll have to carry on with soda lime! One day....
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012 08:33:10 PM »

So pretty!
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012 08:43:27 PM »

wow they are sooooooooo pretty i loved them
just like a real jellyfish imprisoned in glass
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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2013 03:47:39 PM »

These are incredible - very pretty and each one unique. I love them all.
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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2013 05:52:24 AM »

Love them. I love glass, it is like 'caught light'.
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2013 07:05:18 AM »

Love them. I love glass, it is like 'caught light'.
That is such a great way to describe glass. Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2013 04:22:52 PM »

Gorgeous! These really make me want to branch out from fused glass into other areas of glasswork!
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2013 10:21:23 AM »

These are beautiful!
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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2013 11:02:15 PM »

cool and colorful!
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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2013 03:22:08 PM »

That is awesome.
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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2013 09:59:13 AM »

Stunning!
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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2013 05:50:59 PM »

Thank you for all the comments and feedback, you all are so kind Smiley
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