This week, I am introducing some new fused glass pieces. They are inspired by where I live — rolling green hills of wheat and barley fields — dotted with fir trees. In this case though, I dotted my landscape with hearts. I also made a ‘rain-lover’ fused piece.
Because, rain! ️
These pieces require 2 kiln firings, ~8 hours each time. To start, I cut a piece of clear glass, then add in some green aventurine glass shards. I love aventurine. It is the perfect green for me, and… it is sparkly. ✨
Then I create the nichrome wire hanger (this wire can withstand very high temps) and add a second piece of clear glass. Finally, I add additional aventurine on top to create depth. Into the kiln it goes.
That creates this, the ‘blank’ I use to create the scene. The edges are smoothed and it is a nice chunk of glass.
While the pieces are in the kiln for the first firing, I light up the torch to start making hearts and raindrops.
Because really… can you have too many hearts? I don’t think so.
After I place the hearts and raindrops on the pieces, back into the kiln they go to fuse the elements to the base piece. This firing lasts ~8 hours too.
Here is my workbench – with mini suncatchers in various stages of firing and completion.
And now I am off to take photos and prepare listings for this week’s First Dibs Sale happening in my Facebook group. Please join us!