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!