Sunday, May 30, 2010

More garden stakes

Daisies are one of my favorite flowers.

My iris are blooming.

Here they are on my work bench. I need to get them framed with their copper this weekend.

I have moved on this morning and actually have a bowl in the kiln, but I have stayed w/ the flower theme.

Have a grand Memorial Day and relaxing weekend. Please take a moment to remember those who have given and are giving now to allow us to live in freedom.

~ Julz

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Garden Stakes

Recently I have been making glass objects in groups.

First - I made a group of small dishes.

Garden stakes are my recent grouping of hand made items -

I never did make my other circle fuse w/ the bubble into a garden stake.
Perhaps - I will for one of my gardens that is not next to the house. I don't know how many people would see the bubble, but I know it is there.

I am hoping to give these as gifts this summer.

A nice trio among the daisies.

~ Julz

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Garden stake w/out the stake

One large bubble in the middle

and . . . 
another in the kiln this morning.

This is a new idea - I put a bit of copper wire in a spiral at the center.
My hope is that when the glass heats the copper will sink and create a great flower center with depth.

I will know tomorrow morning when I open the kiln.

~ Julz

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

garden stake

Enough with the small dishes. 

My next project is a garden stake made of copper and fused glass. The glass is out of the kiln - now for the copper and wire decoration.

Pictures soon . . .

Hope your spring gardens are bursting w/ green,


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Small dishes . . . continued

Yesterday it snowed a few inches.
Rubedog loved it.

I am not sure the fiddlehead ferns had the same sentiment.

I continue to make small dishes.

They are offering me a chance to try decorating recycled glass and experimenting with different molds.

You can't tell from the picts, but these dishes are only 4 inches across.

~ Julz

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Recycled Glass Dish #2

Okay - I seem to be repeating good things lately. I created a new dish from recycled glass w/ a different frit design. Just pulled this from the kiln - - -

I love using recycled glass and I like these brighter colors.

I wish our weather mirrored the brightness of the new dish. Today is cold and windy with showers (although we can use the rain). I just wish it was a bit warmer.

~ Julz

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Recycled Glass Dish

I like to use recycled glass when possible. I don't have a good source for used glass, but this dish was made from glass that would have been thrown away.

The dish would be perfect for candies, dips, or condiments.

Happy Sunday! Have a great week everyone.

~ Julz