Archive for July, 2008

Adding Texture to Fused Glass Projects

07/27/08 – Textured Designs – This is a fantastic way to add intensity and dimension to your fused glass pieces. There are many ways this can be accomplished. To add depth to your fused glass pieces, read more about these techniques on the Textured Designs page.

Textured Pad – These pads can be purchased to add design to your fused glass projects. There are several designs to select from for this process.

Glass Embossing – This process entails using bronze dies to impress a design into the glass. This does require working inside the kiln when it is beyond a full fuse temperature.

Kiln Carving – A simple technique that can add uniquely one-of-a-kind impressions in a fused artwork piece. This is an easy and uncomplicated method.

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Fused Glass Bracelets

Fused Glass Bracelets

Fused Glass Bracelets

07/24/08 – Fused glass bracelets make a spectacular adornments. There are many ways to add details and embellishments to these cuffs.

These are definitely not for those that are afraid to put their hands inside a hot smoldering kiln. Follow all the safety measures when doing these cuffs. They might be a little intimidating at first but once you get the hang of operating those tongs with heavy gloves on, it is a breeze.

This page also discusses the problems with this procedure and how to overcome these difficulties. Find out more about constructing fused glass bracelets, and the concerns of selling these items to the public.

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Summertime Bugs


07/17/08 – We just got back from a fantastic trip to Wichita, Kansas. My daughters had never seen lightning bugs. As evening approached the lawns came alive with these illuminating creatures. They had so much fun catching the little bugs in jars and once their fascination was fulfilled, they again released the creatures to continue their mating dance.

Once we returned, I decided to do some patterns for these critters and other summertime bugs. There are so many different bugs during the season, but here are a few that I put on the Glass Bug Patterns page.

Bumble Bee

Butterfly

Dragonfly

Lightning Bug/Firefly

Lady Beetle/Ladybug

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Independence Day Pin Ideas

07/14/08 – I spent most of the weekend working on my site again. The only bad thing about working at home is you never get away from the job. But, I really enjoy working on the site and adding new items all the time.

Today I added more designs to the Glass Fusing Pattern page. Time has gotten away from me and we were on vacation so I didn’t have the opportunity to put up a page for Independence Day like I wanted to before the holiday actually arrived. But, the page is up and I have included pages for the following pin ideas:

4th of July Hat

Firecrackers Pin

Watermelon Pin

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Latest Projects

07/13/08 – I have been putting a few more pages up on my web site since summer is here, and it is too hot to go outside. So, I will stay inside and heat up the kiln. Here are a few things I have been working on this past week…


Painting on Glass with Glass – This is a simple way of decorating clear pieces of glass. I am planning on making sets of plates for Christmas presents, and this is an easy and quick way of achieving the same design over and over.

Glass Fusing Firing Log – The firing log has been updated and put together in a booklet. I was debating whether to just upload this as a downloadable file or have it made into a printable version. With the printable version, everything is bound together nicely and the printing is already done for you. So, I decided to go with the version that makes it easier for individuals. You can find it for sale at my Café Press store.

The Slumping Glass Bowl – This was a lot of fun to make and watch as the different segments came together. The colors are very complimentary, and the leaves have a sparkle glass that the picture doesn’t seem to pick up. It took a long time to anneal this piece because of the thickness.

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Cafe Press Site

07/06/08 – I decide to put up a shop on Cafe Press. It is hard to find t-shirts or other items that relate to glass fusing. This site is filled with items that will help warm glass artists find items for this sizzling craft.

These items will be fantastic as gifts for friends or family who are glass fusers, or purchase them for your own personal use. The store will be updated periodically as new items are added.

Be sure to check out my Store Front for new and updated items.

Apparel Store Front

http Glass Fusing Made Easy

http Glass Fusing Made Easy
$24.99

Hot Out of the Kiln

Hot Out of the Kiln
$13.99

Now This is What I Call a Hot Flash

Now This is What I Call a Hot Flash
$22.99

Glass Fuser Hard Worker

Glass Fuser Hard Worker
$22.99

Glass has Class

Glass has Class
$23.99

Glass Fusing Puzzle

Glass Fusing Puzzle
$32.99

Glass Fusing Makes Me Hot

Glass Fusing Makes Me Hot
$32.99

Pass The Glass

Pass The Glass
$23.99

King Of The Kiln

King Of The Kiln
$22.99

Kiln King

Kiln King
$22.99

I Love Glass Fusing

I Love Glass Fusing
$22.99

Glutton for Glass

Glutton for Glass
$23.99

Fusers Do It With Glass

Fusers Do It With Glass
$25.99

fusing fanatic

fusing fanatic
$24.99

You Don't Know Frit

You Don’t Know Frit
$21.99

Will Work For Glass

Will Work For Glass
$22.99

Warning Glass Fuser

Warning Glass Fuser
$24.99

Glass Fever

Glass Fever
$26.99

X X Check

X X Check
$26.99

This is Why I'm Hot

This is Why I’m Hot
$21.99

That's How I Fuse

That’s How I Fuse
$21.99

Get out of the way

Get out of the way
$32.99

Glass Fusing For Me

Glass Fusing For Me
$28.99

Baby Back to Top

No I wasn't made in a kiln!

No I wasn’t made in a kiln!
$16.99

Housewares Back to Top

Large Mug

Large Mug
$16.99

Mug

Mug
$15.99

Stein

Stein
$18.99

Hats & Bags Back to Top

http Glass Fusing Made Easy

http Glass Fusing Made Easy
$17.99

Glass Fusing Goddess

Glass Fusing Goddess
$17.99

Glass Fusing is The Answer

Glass Fusing is The Answer
$23.99

Stickers, Buttons & Magnets Back to Top

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3″ Lapel Sticker (48 pk)
$29.99

Sticker (Bumper 10 pk)

Sticker (Bumper 10 pk)
$31.99

Sticker (Rectangle)

Sticker (Rectangle)
$7.49

Posters, Prints and More! Back to Top

Glass Fusing Greeting Card

Glass Fusing Greeting Card
$7.49

Calendar Print

Calendar Print
$8.99

My Glass Fusing Journal

My Glass Fusing Journal
$12.49

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