Monday, May 10, 2010

Magpie Eyes

I took some time on Saturday morning, before I got onto something else, or got distracted, and cut some glass for the kiln.

I put some colorful dichroic glass on some clear backgrounds, and some onto black, and fused them to make faux gemstones.

I plan to combine some with wire settings, to create special settings. And to combine some with pewter, to enhance the bling level and add some color. They have an inner glow, and change color and sparkle as light hits them.

I'm wondering if any of you would like some rough cabochons to use, just the fused glass.

Another thing I do sometimes is grind a channel around the outside of the glass cabochon and use wire wrapping to make a little dangle. What do you think?

I like to use them to give a special organic and fancy look to the components. Shiny shiny, pretty pretty.

I think I'm part magpie, collecting shiny bits.


EmandaJ said...

Ooo I love fused dichroic glass! I bought a bunch of it to fuse in my mom's kiln before I found out it didn't have ANY controls and just ruined the glass. I think if yo offered the channel- cut glass nuggets, they would do very well.


Pretty Things said...

Sparkly and colorful at the same time -- delightful!

Courtney Breul said...

They are all beautiful, and there is nothing wrong with sparkly and shiney! :)

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thank you, dears. Now I have to figure out what they want to be when they are done ... I hope to get some time this weekend to work in the BLING department of the studio. Woo Hoo!