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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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