Saturday, March 8, 2008

Bird Glass Houses

Tiny little birdhouse, made of thin etched glass put together with silver solder. The wires are vines wrapping around it. It sits on a table or hangs on a chain.

The thin glass is etched with designs from an antique woodcut. It's difficult to cut the thin glass without cracking it accidently. Have done that a few times, had to cut another piece.

The glass has to be carefully cut and ground so the pieces match up completely, edge to edge. Silver metal foil wrapped edges, soldered with silver solder. Darkened the metal with patina to make it more antique looking.

The little house is 1 1/2 inch tall and 1/2 inch square.
Went to the Glasshopper Fused Glass store today, got some more fusing supplies and a piece of coral glass.

Going to wire wrap some beads for a necklace. Clear beads with copper caps. Vintage looking, using darkened wire for the wrap. Also darkened a silver chain with small oval loops.


Just A Stay At Home Mom said...

such a clever piece!!!

LLYYNN said...

Thanks, Good to get feedback ... too close to the work to tell if it's likeable. It was HARD to make, many chances to improve the patience quota!! Thanks for dropping by the blog - LLYYNN