This has been a busy summer. I split my time between the garden and the studio, which was a nice mix. It was also great overlap for inspiration. Here are a some of the projects I worked on over the last few months.
We recently lost this sweet girl. Feeling adrift, I found solace in my glass studio. I decided to create something in Purl’s memory to help other Greyhounds with medical needs and those hounds that are looking for that forever couch to call their own.
I have been working on some new birds. And while I have posted on Instagram and Facebook, I have neglected posting here. So, without further adieu, here are some photos.
Last week I wrote about making glass mushrooms. These little lamps pictured above were about to hit the shop. But then…. problems happened.
Yesterday, I wrote about making fused glass mushrooms. I thought I was done with the behind-the-scenes story. All of the components were made. I just needed to add a little clear silicone to attach the cap to the stem. Easy. Except not easy. I created so much work for myself in the clean-up process.
Sometimes running my own business seems like there are so many things to do that I am sprinting from one task to the next. And other times it feels like I am stuck in quicksand trying to get an item created and actually added to my website shop. Here is a look behind the scenes.
Last week I wrote about the glass fusing process and the start of a new jellyfish piece. Here is how it turned out.
With fused glass, the process starts with designing a piece and cutting out the glass, but then it all comes together in the kiln, largely out of view. This is stressful as I am starting out, relying on books and online info to make sure I am on the right track.
A few weeks ago, I bought my friend’s kiln. It is larger than my kilns and I am excited to be able to do larger fused glass pieces. She has not been doing any glass work for several years now and -waitaminute- she gave me her studio supply of sheet glass and tools, too.
Charms! These new little glass charm sets are a great as jewelry – necklace or earrings, a zingy zipper pull, a charm for your purse, hanging from the rear view mirror, knitting markers… so many possibilities!