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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Gearing up for the season... on: March 20, 2012 01:49:02 PM
These are pieces Kim and I made for the local crafts shows coming up this spring.  The bamboo piece is made with 30 year old Armstrong Glass (when Armstrong was still made in America).

The clear beveled panel is more or less made out of scrap glass that was given to Kim when a fellow glassmaker passed away.  It has a myriad of single bevels, double bevels and textured and iridized clear glass. It's kind of bittersweet for Kim, as the gentleman was a very good friend.  She's sure he'd be happy that it's being put to good use.

Piece #3 I just named "doodle", because I literally drew it while sitting at my desk at work.  I work in a call center, and quite frequently I bring projects to work with me to keep my hands occupied.  People are always stopping by every day to see what I'm working on next.   Grin  Almost every day, I have something different (my adult ADD at it's best.  lol).  I have another "doodle" that I'm working on, but I broke a few pieces in the process.  Now I can't find another sheet of the textured clear I was using and now I can't finish it.  Sad

#4 is a basketweave pattern we've been working on.  The clear glass is actually purple artique and the purple is a rough rolled spectrum.  We have a blue one that we made with 2in blue bevels, but the tighter pattern with the smaller pieces seems to really make the pattern pop more. 
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Stained Glass Pieces: Gearing up for the season... on: March 20, 2012 09:33:51 AM
New pieces, thought you might like a peek.   Grin

3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: What to do with geode/agate slices... on: February 27, 2012 08:08:24 PM
Was it difficult to apply the copper tape around the geode?
How about the glass beads?

The geode was pretty easy.  The outer edge is pretty rough as it is, so it doesn't really need ground, just burnished really well.  The nuggets are a different story. :/ Each nugget is ground all the way around, and the copper foil will stick rather well.  Not really all that difficult, just quite tedious.  And I'm insanely picky, so I burnish the nuggets, also.

Many thanks to everyone for the lovely comments!  They are most appreciated.   Grin
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Stained Glass Green Window on: February 05, 2012 12:50:19 PM
This is a panel I finished today, and I don't know what to call it. Got the bevel cluster at Glass Craft Supply, but they only list their items under product codes.  The outlying surrounding glass I made a pattern for on Glass Eye, and it was a SERIOUS bugger to fit. Pretty pleased with the results, though.  Think next time I'm going to grind the bevel pieces down a bit so I don't have the fitting issues I did on this one.

5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: What to do with geode/agate slices... on: February 04, 2012 06:45:05 PM
Thank you all very much.   Grin
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / What to do with geode/agate slices... on: February 04, 2012 06:10:22 PM

Had these geode slices forever, and finally figured out what to do with them.


7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Carrying yarn for color changeover? Please help! on: November 20, 2008 05:19:35 AM
Thanks so much for the help!  Guess this is a case of I just have to try it and see.  How do I initially attach the 2nd color? Do I tie it somewhere, or just lay the other down and start working the new?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making crochet permanent? on: November 19, 2008 03:37:52 AM
What type of yarn or thread, and how thick is it?  Are you hardening for display purposes?
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Shark Hat for my nephew on: November 19, 2008 02:26:56 AM
Oo!  Look!  It's the land shark!   Cheesy

Very, very cute!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: When is the next Challenge? on: November 19, 2008 02:17:32 AM
Here, here!  This is crochet season for me!  I need something to do!   Grin
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