Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Happy Mistake

Well, this sure did not end up the way I had planned for it.
The original plan had rondels going up and down in the center space.
Somehow, when I saw it that way, it just did not look right.
So a different center was added with the hanging jewel, the red waterglass edging and the heavily textured glass in the very center.
Just goes to show that we need to be open to new inspiration as we work. You will never really know what you can do if you don't allow yourself to be open to all ideas.
Yes, I am going to do the other idea with the rondels
as soon as I figure out how I want to do it.
And Yes, this has been added to my Etsy store.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Flower Bevel Panel #2

OK, I made another one.  Smaller this time and a bit less expensive.
The first one did not last very long. Sold within 2 weeks of being displayed.
This one is about 1/2 the size of the first one...and about 1/2 the price.
I wonder how long this one will last.
Yes, I put it on my Etsy site.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Amber Waterglass Panel

I was sitting around thinking about all the things
I could do with the new box of bevels that just
arrived.  I just love sales, don't you?
Anyway, I now have a lot of different sized
bevels and was looking for ways to use them.
A bit of Waterglass in a rich amber...
and a lot of new bevels.
Yes, it is on my Etsy site for sale.   Enjoy!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Few Bevels For Fun

These are really cool in my window. A bit of sunlight hits them and the room just glows with the prism effect all around. Little rainbows accent every wall and the windows just sparkle.
I had the bevels out working on another project and decided that it would be fun to make a few of these small panels. By using 2" bevels around the outside and in the center with a 1" accent surround of red water glass or gold glue chip glass I was able to make some simple yet very decorative small panels.

They have both been listed on my Etsy site which you can find in the sidebar.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Purple Bevel Panel

I brought this purple glass home from the antique mall, where it had been just a piece of sheet glass in a frame, a week or so ago.  Not sure what to do with it but knew that it did not belong there.  From the front, with no backlight, it looks very dark almost black, it seemed to be saying: "I dare you to find a place for me!"  It obviously needed to lighten up a bit and I decided to help it.
The strong lines formed by the bevels almost force the viewer's eye into the panel. This brings the necessary light to the dark glass and creates a stunning window piece.
This piece is now available to purchase on my Etsy site.
You will find the link in the right sidebar.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Purple Plate Panel

12" x12" Plate Panel
A recent trip to an antique mall turned up this plate along with several others.
I bought them, not knowing quite what I would do with them.  I liked the patterns and the fact that they are old....hmmm, there must be something that I can do with them.  So, over coffee this morning, I started playing with color and texture.
Looking for some glass that would complement this plate.  A lightly textured royal purple and some heavier textured glue chip in a princely gold.  
Corner bevels for accent, a  fine black patina, wash, polish, 
add the hanging chain, and we have a really nice way 
to preserve and share this antique plate.
A family heirloom has been created. 

This piece is available for purchase in my Etsy store in the right sidebar.

Blue Butterfly Bevel

Blue Butterfly Bevel

I know, the butterflies are not here yet but I am looking forward to them.
So, yesterday afternoon I made this panel.  A butterfly etched diamond bevel with 2 square bevels turned on point, surrounded by a nice rich blue cathedral glass. Really a very nice piece.
     Latest News:  This piece has SOLD already !!   Thank you!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Afternoon Abstract

Abstracts are fun and easy to make.  This, a tribute to spring is
6 1/2" round and done in a light green textured glass.  
Glass "globs" are added around a hollow center piece.  
It is finished in a rich black patina with a black zinc edge.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Glass Panel

A friend asked yesterday if I had gotten out in the nice warm weather.
Think about it,  the last day of Feb and it was almost 70* here in
southwestern Ohio.  It has been a record-setting winter for us.
But no, I could not get out to enjoy the nice day....the glass
projects call...and the clients are waiting.
Since I was in the studio anyway, I decided to make my own
spring flower. I found a nice light spring leaf green glass for the background
and a tulip bevel as a center piece....add some golden glue chip with red
iridescent accents and 1" square bevels at the corners, and  Voila!
Almost as good as being outside....almost.