More Glass Fusing

November 21, 2010 on 6:59 pm | In Glass | 77 Comments

I am deviating a bit from my theme, I have been doing more glass fusing and think it is really fun and there are some really cool things that you can make.  here I have made a Christmas Tree Plate that can be used for candy or small cookies.  It came out really cool.  Pieces of colored glass  make the ornaments.  The flat piece of glass is then heated up enough to slump down into the mold of the Plate. Very cool. 

Glass Fusing

June 27, 2010 on 1:24 pm | In Glass, Uncategorized | 86 Comments

Almost 20 years ago I took a class in Glass Fusing (heating glass up in a kiln to melt it together).  The things you can make are really cool.  Then this was  a pretty new craft  and there wasn’t alot of  information published about it.  I was really interested.  There was a glass shop near the restaurant my ex-husband owned and I took the class there.  We made a few things in class.  I was interested enough that I bought a small kiln and did some firing.  I made alot of earrings and tried to sell them at craft shows.  I was able to sell some, but not many.  I moved again and decided to sell my kiln. Now I wish I would have kept it. 

In my very first post on this blog  you can see the bracelet that I made in a jewelry class.  I took another class and we made several things in class.  A frame, two coasters and a drapped vase.  It was lots of fun and I am going to take the intermediate class as well where we can choose our project and the teacher will help us to complete it.  The glass shop is Bella Glass. The have all kinds of classes if you live in the Denver Metro Area.  Here are the pictures of my projects.

Stained Glass Panel

May 24, 2010 on 5:14 am | In Glass | 79 Comments

Two years ago I took a refresher Stained Glass glass that taught both how to copper foil and how to use lead. We made several stained glass pieces.  We made a couple of small pieces and then one larger panel using the leading.  It was fun. We got to select a pattern and then pick glass to make it with.  The class was two sessions and we were able to complete everything in those two days.  The only thing we didn’t do was to frame the panel.  Just the other day I pulled out my panel and wanted to get it framed and finished.  The husband of one of my co-workers made a frame for me and yesterday i got it hung up in the kitchen. Here is a picture of it hanging in the kitchen window. :)

Fused glass bracelet

February 1, 2010 on 9:28 am | In Glass | 69 Comments

Back in the spring of 2009 I took a Fused Glass Jewelry Class that  a Coworker of mine organzied.  I love to make things and thought this would be fun.  Fused glass is different pieces of colored glass that is heated up to melt it together.  The first session the teacher helped us to select a project, either a bracelet or pieces for pendants, and then select glass.  These pieces of glass would be fused together in a kiln to make a glass bar.  In the second session the glass bar is then cut into pieces.  These pieces are then fused in the kiln again to round the edges and finish the pieces.  I chose to make a bracelet.  After the second fuse then we could assembly the pieces to finish our projects.  We didn’t have a third session to complete this last step, so we had to do it on our own.  I had everything I needed to finish my bracelet, but didn’t take the time to finish it.  So I glued everything together yesterday and now I have a finished bracelet.  I have included pictures of the finished bracelet.

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