Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is my new favorite fused glass dish. Striped glass strips cut and squared up on a clear base with 2 borders; one clear and one orange. Fused flat and then slumped into my new "funky" mold. This is a Christmas gift for a good friend ;-)
Another fun glass dish made with sparkly green glass accented with a fracture streamer strip.
Small dish made with the striped glass and with orange for the border. I love little dishes and this one turned out great!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Just finished this large Dragonfly stained glass piece. Love the way it turned out, the wings are iridescent glass and they just sparkle! The background fracture/streamer glass is a piece I made in my kiln by using frit, noodles and confetti glass and fusing it onto a piece of clear and the lavender border glass is recycled glass from an old church in Chicago that was torn down in the mid-70's and given to me by my late Father in Law, John Kraushaar.
This piece is listed on Etsy at desertroseartglass@Etsy.com
Saturday, September 18, 2010
This is my favorite new piece of stained glass. I just love the way the handrolled glass diffuses the light in the flower petals. I used Youghiogheny for the flower, leaves and stem, Pilkington architectural glass for the background and some Kokomo blue for the border. Love the textures in this piece too!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Just relisted this pretty red heart in my Etsy store, Desert Rose Art Glass this morning. This is such a pretty piece, the red cathedral glass is a very old piece given to me by my friend in Santa Fe who used to work in stained glass in the 70's. The center piece is a glue chip bevel. I used scalloped foil on the edges and beaded the nylon coated wire hanger.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I've been busy since I got home making stained glass pieces to list in my Etsy shop. These are a few of the new items and I'm making more. Christmas is coming and who wouldn't like a piece of stained glass as a gift. Always beautiful and enjoyed for years, it's a gift that will truly be appreciated.
This year Brendan, Logan and I made mosaic plant pots as our art project. They each decorated small pots for Aimee to put on the window sill above her kitchen sink. I decorated an 8" pot as a gift for my girlfriend, Ginny. No stained glass was used, just ceramic shaped tiles and glass nuggets. The boys did a great job, they are getting to be pros making mosaics and I really enjoyed spending this time with them.
I couldn't post these pictures until now because this piece was a gift for my dear friends Ginny and Rodger in Michigan who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past July.
This piece is one of my favorite stained glass pieces to make and although it's time consuming and tedious at times to make the leaves, berries and pumpkins/gourds, it's so worth it! When lit with votive candles this piece really glows! It was an instant success and I know it will get lots of use during the cold Fall and Winter months.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I bought a concrete garden bench and spent this past week decorating the seat with an Iris design. Grouted it this morning and I'm in love with the way it turned out! Can't wait to move it to our front patio entryway area. Since it was a seat and would be used to sit on, I made sure all the glass is the same thickness. I used Spectrum, Gecko and Bullseye glass for the flowers and Spectrum for the leaves, background and border. Now I want to do another one!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I've taken a break from mosaics for the past couple of weeks and decided to do some fusing. So far I've made a dozen or more new dichroic pendants. I did some research and found a good firing schedule for the ripple glass that helps eliminate bubbles which has been awesome. Still working on layering small pieces of dichroic together and fusing without bubbles, but this has been harder to accomplish. More to come later, but here are a few of my favorites that I'm hoping to get listed this week.
Made these hearts for my best friend Ginny's daughter and daughter-in-laws as gifts. I used the same piece of dichroic rainbow ripple glass for all three and love the way each one is similar but still different from each other.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I love to garden and have many plants in pots on our patio. We have terrible earth here, lots of rocks and sand. I saw this pattern in an Ed Sibbett book and was anxious to make it out of stained glass. I made this piece with Bullseye and Uroboros hand rolled glass. It really makes stunning stained glass pieces. This piece will be hanging in a good friends home as soon as I get it packed up and shipped.
I've been enjoying working on some stained glass projects for the last few days. It's been a nice break from mosaics. I made these 2 hearts -- one is small 4"x4" and the red one is larger 7"x7". It's been fun to experiment with different glass and adding just one bevel to each heart really seems to accent these pieces.