Lemons, Lemonade, and More!

It’s not really lemons, but I do love it when something goes wrong and I am able to redirect and make something really beautiful.

I was working on a new amber & silver necklace, and I accidentally dropped the glass on my concrete floor in the studio. And, of course, it chipped the corner. Crap.

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So, I dug around in my jewelry glass. I cut 2 pieces and after grinding they ended up too small. Ugh.

Dug around some more and got inspired by my dichroic glass. Not inline with what I was going to do, but a beautiful redirect into something gorgeous. Out of curiosity, I tried fitting the “bezel” of the amber glass into the box I had made for another piece of glass, and it was a fit!

The results:

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I still have to fire the dichroic glass, but it’s really great looking unfired!

 

I have also started working on my new glass art pieces. I’m playing around with design ideas and testing frit glass firings.

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Glass from North Lands International Symposium 2016.

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I love how you can see the layers of clear and color.
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These are surprisingly colorful because I didn’t use a lot of color frit in these.
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They look edible!

Little nuggets that will lead me to some interesting idea implementations.

 

I also finished this illustration:

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And… I’ll be starting on my ornaments soon:

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And a little happiness to wrap up this post. I love the sound my earrings make: