Glass necklaces

I’ve just dropped off my glass necklaces at Etruria Industrial Museum. I hope that people will be impressed with them and I might make a few sales. The museum is about steam and fire, so there is a bit of a link between it and fued glass? I find art and jewellery making is a bit hit and miss. Just because I like it doesn’t mean anyone else will! And no one has much spending money anymore. So even if the would like something they aren’t necessarily going to buy it. Ah well, self belief is important when you’re an artist. X

Glass paperweights

A random collection of glass paperweights that I have bought over several years. I have several more. If I had the money I would have more of them. I love making fused glass pieces but I would not know how to make these. They might be blown into round shapes with metal foil trapped inside them. They are beautiful. They are only around three or four inches, but so intricate.

Glass star

Small pieces of coloured glass embedded in diamond shaped clear glass which is joined at the centre to form a star. This is an example of fused glass which my hubby made at a workshop a couple of years ago. This summer it’s been outside in the garden but I will bring it back in and hang it in a window when the weather starts to get frosty. I don’t know whether it would break in the cold but I would like to keep it safe. Its about the pleasure of making things and the memories of the friendly people who were there that adds to the experience. Made in a group led by Angela Ashton. Glass artist.

Foot in it?

When you take a photo of your work and post it in Instagram… Don’t include your foot! I was trying to take a photo of my necklaces on display at the waiting room gallery at Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. I’m pleased to say I have sold two necklaces and a small painting. It’s taken six months, but now they can allow people in again it might do better. I may arrange to make some more pieces.

I won’t be including my feet!

I needed chains…

I’ve been panicking because I made some new glass pendants but I had no chains or laces to hang them on. In the end I went to our local supermarket and found some plain chains that were reduced a bit in price. As I make one off things I don’t use wholesalers so it’s a bit difficult to just find an appropriate match for the pendants.

I used my business cards to display the pendants. I realise now that my vibrant painting matches the colours on my jewellery.

They will be for sale at the Waiting room gallery in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent.

Glass time

Today I found someone at a place called Art Glass Lounge where they do glass workshops. I was really pleased because I had wanted to do some more glass pieces and my hubby wanted another go too.

We met a lovely glass artist who was very informative and helpful. Social distancing was used and at the end we bumped elbows. We had a go at grinding the glass to shape it, melting thin glass rods with either a candle or a blow torch to slump it or with the blow torch, fuse it together.

Very interesting and enjoyable.

Gone to a good home

My friend is happy x

Just delivered this to my friend. She is really happy with the necklace I made. The others have gone to the Waiting Room gallery in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. They are having an open day on Saturday along with Cherished Chimneys across the road from there. I like the way it lies flat, the wire weaving looks really neat and the colours look good together.

For sale

Glass cabochons with wire weaves

I have just been asked to put these necklaces in the waiting room gallery in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They will be for sale over the next few weeks. I already have some small paintings on display there. The Waiting Room gallery can be found online on Facebook.

One has already been sold. I hope people like them.

Pendants

I was so pleased to get these yesterday. My friend had got them before the pandemic but because of her work we could not see each other for months. Now each fused glass cabochon has a smart wire weave bale and chain.

I tried to get good photos of them although the light in our house isn’t good, perhaps I should get a light box? I think they work really well together.