Monday, September 29, 2008

Fleeting Time Closure

These glass toggles are like collages in enameled fused glass for me. I can put in a word or image, and just the hint of a ghostly script of writing, but the glass controls how the finished pieces look.

This is the timepiece fused glass toggle I posted about a while back, made up to use as a closure.

I think it looks old, and almost with a green patina on it. The metal wrapping it has been darkened, but I left the chain and toggle bar bright silvertoned, not everyone likes the dark metal as much as I do.

I'm always curious how people use these clasps but so far I haven't seen the finished results by anyone.

That's partly why I made up the whole necklace for the glass toggle with the key image embedded inside. I wanted to see how they looked and wore as part of a finished necklace.

I'm putting more glass in the kiln today. Maybe later today I'll have a happy surprise when I open it up again to take a peek!


Jennifer Stumpf said...

very lovely, lynn. i love the old world look of it.

LLYYNN said...

Hi, Jennifer, so glad to see you, your new pieces are cool looking! Did you see the necklace stage for the exchange, your little touches look so great!