Tag: jewelry

Oct 01

Glass Porcelain Charms 3

These are the charms I set out to make when I undertook this project. I bought a dress that cries out for some unique jewelry to go with it.  I thought these would turn out more pinkish/beigeish, but since they are translucent, they might turn the color I want when held up against my skin. …

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Sep 28

Glass Porcelain Charms 2

These are the second of the set of charms I made out of Bridget Harpers glass-like porcelain.  We found that using fusing paper underneath kept them from sticking to the shelf, so that saved some time and effort. They still  need to be sanded. Since I hate sanding, that’s the main thing holding me back …

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Sep 26

Glass Porcelain Charms

My friend and pottery mentor Bridget Harper made this special porcelain that vitrifies at a low temperature.  She warned me that it wasn’t easy to work with, but I was able to roll out thin sheets by using a pasta machine.  I stamped these with commercial rubber stamps, then trimmed them to 1″ square.  They …

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Sep 21

Oak Leaf Pendants

For ten years, I wore a carved oak leaf made out of antler as a pendant around my neck. I wore through at least one cord, and eventually the pendant itself wore through. I was heartbroken.  I loved that pendant, but my attempts to fix it proved insufficient. I decided to make a new pendant …

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Jul 12

Dichroic Keychains

This is what most people do with dichroic glass; they cut pieces and assemble them onto a plain background, then cap them to make pretty doohickeys. I’ve seen a lot of jewelry like this. In fact, almost all glass jewelry looks something like this.   I admit, it’s amazingly pretty, but it’s so easy that …

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