Red Glass Plate

Red Glass Plate with Clear Iridescense

The clear iridescence on this plate is so cool!! 

First, I fused a layer of Red Bullseye 90, a layer of Clear and a layer of the Clear Collage Irid from Bullseye.  I fused the irid face down on the kiln shelf to keep the collage effect.  Then I draped it over a plate mold.  If you aren’t familiar with draping, it is similar to slumping.  However, the glass lays on top of the mold and when the glass softens, the glass falls or drapes down over the mold.  I draped this plate to keep the collage effect.  If the irid is fused face up, a lot of the texture and colors aren’t quite the same.  I really like this effect.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Teal Dichroic on Black Glass with Red Stringers

Teal Dichroic Glass Pendant

This is such a fun pendant! 

I love the teal dichroic.  It looks different everytime I use it.  It looks totally different when I put a layer of clear on top. 

I will try and find a picture of a pendant with a layer of clear glass fused over the teal dichroic and post it next time 🙂

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

Silver and Black Fused Glass Pendant

Silver and Black Glass Pendant

Isn’t this glass pendant gorgeous?  This pendant, which I call “Silver Boxes,” consists of three layers of glass all fused together in my kiln into one solid piece of glass.  The bottom layer is black Bullseye 90 fusible.  The middle layer consists of squares of silver dichroic and black Bullseye.  There is a layer of clear Bullseye 90 fusible glass over the whole pendant to make the colors really sparkle.

Dichroic glass is a high-tech spin-off of a NASA project.  It is made by depositing thin layers of metallic oxides onto the surface of glass, either black or clear.  Dichroic is defined as having two or more colors.   When you look at a piece of dichroic on clear glass, you will see a transmitted color and a reflected color.  For example, let’s discuss a piece of cyan-copper dichroic on clear glass.  When you look straight through the glass, you will see cyan.  When you look at the glass at a 45 degree angle, you will see gold/yellow.  When you look at this same dichroic on a black background, you will see copper.

You have to see it to believe it.  It is simply amazing.

Let me know if you have any questions about dichroic glass or about anything else.  I’d love to hear from you!

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

Black Glass Spoon Rest

Black Spoon Rest

This is a glass spoon rest that I made a few weeks ago.  I used glass from System 96 (www.System96.com).  I stacked a layer of black on top of a layer of clear and added the white stripes for a design.  I did a full fuse, 1475 degrees.

I put the fused glass on top of my spoon rest mold and then slumped it in my kiln to a temperature of 1250.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Glass Candle Bridge

Yellow Glass Candle Bridge with Black Stringers

This is a glass candle bridge that I made a couple of weeks ago using a new mold.  The flat area in the middle is a place to put a small candle, or, if candles aren’t your thing, you could put other trinkets or keys or just have the glass bridge for decoration.

I sold this candle bridge at the last Art Festival that I went to.  It’s always exciting to sell something that I just made.

Oh, and about the black stringers for the design, it is hard to see them, but I bent three of them with a candle flame.  All I did was hold the glass stringer in the flame for 10 seconds and then I was able to bend the stringer working very quickly!  It was fun bending the glass stringers to make an original design.

Christine — Glass Artist

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How I Sold My Favorite Glass Piece!

Play on Red Glass Vase

Remember this vase I did a few weeks ago?  I posted it on this blog at that time.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you what happened to this vase.  I had a booth at the Ashland Art Festival and had this vase on the front table (photo of my booth is also posted a couple of days ago).  A very nice lady from Montana was looking at my glass and told me she loved everything.  She wanted to get something, but couldn’t decide which glass piece to get.

After awhile, she finally asked me what “MY” favorite glass piece was.  I told her that this vase was my favorite one.  So, she bought it!!

It was sad to see it leave my possession, but the glass vase will look so nice in her home.

I can always make another one like it, but it wouldn’t be exactly the same.  What do you think?  Should I make another vase like this one?  Or should I use different colors for the same vase?  Please let me know what you would like to see me make!!

Christine — Glass Artist

http://www.mastersglassart.com

Fused Tiny Grey Goose Vodka Bottle

Fused Tiny Grey Goose Vodka Bottle

 I promised that I would show you a photo of the tiny Grey Goose Vodka Bottle after I fused it.  It is hard to tell how tiny the bottle is from the photo, but it is about 4″ high.

If you are familiar with the bottle, can you see the large goose’s face?

I brought this fused bottle to my last craft fair and so many people thought it was so cute after seeing the large Grey Goose Bottle.  It makes a great suncatcher!  I just decided that I will hang this in one of our windows.

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com