If you scan my Instagram feed, you will find all sorts of plants and trees. That is instant inspiration for me. I have always loved plants, trees, flowers, mushrooms(!), but didn’t do much actual gardening. This spring though, I am all about sprouting and planting stuff! I am also brainstorming ways to add some glass to plants.
Last year, I added glass mosaics to flower pots. This year, it’s ‘plant jewels.’
I am creating these as I usually would — in the flame, kiln annealed, but instead of removing the glass from the mandrel rod, the glass is permanently fused to the stainless steel rod. (These aren’t beads.) I love glass for this purpose because it won’t fade in the sunlight, won’t bleed or warp if wet, and it is permanently fused and solid.
Plant Jewels in the Wild
Purple Haze Wave
Here is the wave in action!
Garden Bees are in the shop! 🐝
I will be adding additional Plant Jewels soon. Feel free to contact me if you want to see a particular style listed first!