Fused Glass Class #1

Posted on May 19, 2005


I’m currently in the middle of a four week fused glass class.  These are the results from the first week.  The three above turned out the best and I wore the one on the left to work yesterday.  I didn’t realize how much the glass will expand, so they are all a bit bigger than I had anticipated.  I tried to create smaller things in the second class.  The two on the right, I will glue backs to them to create pendants.  The one on the left has a channel for the necklace to go through. 


These three aren’t the prettiest.  It’s a good exercise to know what works and what doesn’t.  The one in the middle is actually really pretty, but I put a darker glass on top and you can’t see the green, blue, and purple glass I had underneath. 


This is a 4 by 6 inch tile that I made at the end of the class.  I had left over materials and a few extra minutes.  I really liked how this turned out.  I just don’t know what to do with it.  I might slump it the last night of class. 

Next week I will show you the items I made this week.  The whole delayed gratification of having to wait a week to see the end result is really hard for me.  I spend the whole week think how great everything is going to look and then get a little disappointed when things don’t look how they did in my mind’s eye.  This week we worked with frits and stringers.  I had a lot of fun.  Hopefully some of the pendants will be wearable!


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