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« on: October 07, 2013 05:49:27 PM »

I'm super excited about these new honeycomb pendants I made. I love how the light reflects off the little honeycomb pockets. To make these, I start with a clear glass tube and coil colored glass around the end of the tube to create a cone shape. I heat up the cone in the flame, making sure the heat is nice and even, then blow out a bubble. I then draw dots of clear glass onto the bubble. I blow the bubble out again then shrink it down flat to create a flat disc. I blend, shape, and thicken the piece, then add a loop to create a pendant.
Thanks for checking out my work Smiley Please feel free to ask any questions.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013 08:08:14 PM »

oh!  those are all so pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013 10:20:30 PM »

Love love love love love
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013 10:26:41 PM »

Here is my question: HOW CAN YOU CREATE SUCH FASCINATING WORK???

I have always loved the glass blowers at the malls, and such. These are awesome!!!! Great job.

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013 11:06:04 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013 11:11:58 PM »

They're gorgeous! I love all the different subtle colours.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013 12:13:04 AM »

Beautiful pendants!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013 12:18:36 PM »

Beautiful!
I have many questions.
Is it borosilicate glass your using? I have yet to try borosilicate but it seems to handle much better temperature differences than soft glass. I find it difficult to work on pieces bigger than a small inch as I constantly have to pass it around in the flame to maintain the heat even.
Do you have a minor torch or a bigger one?
How do you anneal the pendants. Do you hang them from the loop or can you put them on something on which they will not stick while slowly cooling down in the kiln?
How light or heavy are they? and how wide?
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013 07:59:41 PM »

I love the depth and detail you've achieved with these!
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013 10:31:56 AM »

Wow these are really pretty!
Also working with glass like that to me seems like a herculean task. Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013 06:51:06 AM »

How wonderful, each is a lovely little piece of art.
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013 11:09:56 AM »

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2013 11:16:24 AM »

Beautiful!
I have many questions.
Is it borosilicate glass your using? I have yet to try borosilicate but it seems to handle much better temperature differences than soft glass. I find it difficult to work on pieces bigger than a small inch as I constantly have to pass it around in the flame to maintain the heat even.
Do you have a minor torch or a bigger one?
How do you anneal the pendants. Do you hang them from the loop or can you put them on something on which they will not stick while slowly cooling down in the kiln?
How light or heavy are they? and how wide?


I use borosilicate glass and use a Carlisle torch which is pretty hefty and loud. You need a large flame when making these because you have to blow out a large bubble to draw the dots on. Before I put them in the kiln I hold onto the loop with tweezers and let it cool down. Then I stick it in the kiln and lay it on it's back to anneal. They weight about 1 oz and are about an inch wide.
Great questions! If you have more let me know Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013 01:50:02 PM »

Thanks for the thorough answers. This makes me want to get rid of my soft glass and learn to play with borosilicate. I wish I could make tiny vessels and blown glass. I saw your work on etsy and I am in admiration!
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013 07:48:38 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I especially like the blue teardrop-ish one on the left.
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013 08:53:02 AM »

You are so generous with your information.  Thank you.
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2013 10:40:31 AM »

Gorgeous as always. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013 10:08:09 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectGrin
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013 11:16:30 AM »

Sweet! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2013 12:37:29 PM »

The support I get from all of you is so amazing!! Thank you!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2013 12:39:12 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectGrin

I am honored, thank you so much.
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2013 11:45:20 AM »

wow! I took a class on this once- it's REALLY hard to do!
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2013 04:12:09 PM »

I don't have any questions, because I don't even know where I'd begin!  Those are amazing!
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Magic, I tell ya!
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2014 06:36:25 PM »

These are so beautiful.
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014 07:29:11 AM »

sooooo gorgeous!  I love the colours and texture, thanks for including some insigt to your process (yes it is magic Grin)
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