In order to keep up with and demo stuff for a lady who was making a stained glass window hanging in our class, I put together this during the workshop in Michigan. Next time, I will use the framing tools in order to ensure a stained glass item that actually is *rectangular*. I’m almost inspired to begin those 4 glass panels for the cabinet in my kitchen…. almost.
Every so often I realize I’ve not done a very thorough job of showing the stuff I’ve made…. this mosaic is from the 2012 workshop in Michigan. (Another case of OMG I NEED AN EXAMPLE NOW which resulted in a tile that I quite like! Of course, i might not photograph all the ones i *don’t* like…..)
One of several tiles made during this summer’s 3×3 in Michigan.
I need examples to demo on (so i don’t have to demo anything on a students’ work), so I end up with a couple of these a year. I don’t think I photographed the smaller one I did (but i gave it to my mom, so maybe i can get a picture of that one from her).
Anytime we needed to fire the kiln and there was spare room on the shelves, i’d quick quick put something together to try out this, that, or the other thing. Sometimes I’d be thinking about some way to try something new or a slight twist on something i saw while helping/teaching folks during the day. This is what i ended up with this this year – I see at least one more glass button coming out of this (lower right corner) and perhaps I’ll set some of the wavy blue/green cabs in some metal jewelry… but the rest is one big question mark. They may just sit in a bowl in my office for a while until I figure out what to do with them.
These are glass buttons from 3×3, too, but instead of drilling holes in the glass, we attached the glass to button backings. Well… and the tall one in the back is more of a …. knob….. than a button. Hmmmmmm.
Another new glass thing to try – created while in 3×3 this summer. I intend to use these as decorative elements on some custom sewn items…. which will hopefully make an appearance on this site, er, later. I’m not sure how *much* later since there’s a small glitch in the plan….. and as usual, I have about a zillion other things in the works at the moment, too. Fun fun!
Trying out a new thing to do with small glass cabochons. Barrettes!
Made these during 3×3. I’ve yet to wear them…. I’m curious to see if they do OK or whether they end up too heavy to wear comfortably. Hey – I’ll wear them tomorrow!
Every so often when we were firing the kilns for fused glass we’d have a little space on a shelf that could still fit another piece in. And since it’s a shame to not use every spot you have when you’re firing, I’d get the occasional chance to create a little something-or-other to fit in those spaces. Some of these are experimenting with some technique that my mother wanted to show people and we were making sure it worked before telling them to try it 🙂 like using a candle to bend stringers for those crooked mouths.