Iridescent Basket Weave Glass Vase

Glass Basket Weave Vase

Don’t you love the iridescent color?  Actually, this glass vase is much more spectacular when you hold it in your hands in the sunlight.  A picture just doesn’t do it justice.

I call this glass vase “Mostly Purple.”  It is 5 1/2″ tall.  I plan on making some larger ones real soon.

Yes, I call this a glass vase.  And, yes, it doesn’t hold any water, but you can put any kind of cup inside to hold water for fresh flowers.  Dried flowers would look very nice in this glass vase, too.

I love doing basket weave projects.  I love the texture and the look of it.  I used to weave baskets, too, which explains a little bit, too.  It was just a natural thing for me to do.

Christine — Glass Artist

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2 Responses to “Iridescent Basket Weave Glass Vase”

  1. Robert Says:

    When molding the basket weave, did the Irid glass crack or separate at the bends of the glass? I did a small Irid black rug 5 1/4″ X 5 1/4″ and I noticed separation of the Irid color.

  2. glassart Says:

    Hi Robert,
    Yes, the irid does separate from itself — that is the nature of irid glass. As the glass heats up and expands, the irid (a metallic coating applied to glass) separates. I don’t think you can do anything to prevent it from doing this.

    I like the nature of irid glass — the texture and the separations (I don’t like to use crack, because the glass doesn’t crack).
    Christine


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