Sunday, March 29, 2009

Experiments With Glass

I've been experimenting with the glass that Charmaine, The High Desert Diva, gave me as a Pay It Forward. You can see the story here.


My favorite thing to do with the glass is to fuse it...and my favorite 'design' so far is a heart. Sort of an "Oh. Is that a heart?" heart. I sprinkle on the frit (crushed up red glass - COE 90) and shape it into hearts. Then I put it in my kiln and fire it up... hours later the magic appears:

...and then I turn them into pendants like this:


I'm going to have some of these made up for the "First Friday Art Walk" in Lincoln, Nebraska this coming Friday. I'll be at the Pleasant View Art Gallery having a Trunk Show. AND - it was mentioned in today's paper. Please come see me and have some lovely refreshements and then tour the rest of the Art Galleries in the Haymarket and University areas of Lincoln.
Here Are a couple of Before and After Closeups:


14 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

oh, these are so pretty! The pendant chain is lovely, very unique! How fun to use things given to you by friends in such a way. Do you have an Etsy shop?

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh silly me...I just clicked on your website and looked at all your things, love the wine bangles!

Two Dog Pond said...

...not yet! But it's in the works. Thanks!

leah said...

dare i say it...i like these hearts. hearts! i said it. but dont tell anyone.

KathyS said...

Rach, these are awesome! I still have a heart pin you made and gave me, well, too many years ago to say. It had a crack in it that you put a tiny bandaid on! I love these, too!

KathyS said...

I tried to post a comment so I could enter the give-away on Bliss Farms. Alas, I don't blog, don't have a Google account, so couldn't enter. Bummer.

Jackie said...

FROM JACKIE AT BLISS FARM ANTIQUES-If you don't have a blog, email Jackie at:
lantry4@comcast.net
put "contest entry" in the subject line. I will enter you in the contest myself!

Jackie

Tina said...

These are great!! good luck at the show!

Jill said...

As always Rachal-awesome-and I'm with Leah on this, not usually a heart fan but I (heart) these!

pve design said...

love my pendant.
pve

High Desert Diva said...

Coolness!

KathyS said...

Thanks so much Jackie. I should probably get out ot the stone age and blog...

Debra said...

R~ I love these hearts. You are so very clever. I really like the fused pieces too.

Kitty said...

TOTALLY COOL! Love the necklace/chain design too. i wear my "rachel" necklaces every day!!!!