Monday, October 29, 2012

Make Your Own Fused Glass Jewelry Class -- Edmonds, WA

MAKE YOUR OWN FUSED GLASS JEWELRY -- no experience required

Learn how to create beautiful fused glass pendants, earrings, and pins using Bullseye glass, dichroic glass, frit, and metals. We are also providing lots of fun extras such as sepia slides and 22kt gold cross slides so you can really experiment with different looks. All materials are provided in this class. 

By the end of instruction you will have up to 8 pieces of beautiful glass jewelry to keep for yourself or gift to friends and family. Jewelry will be fired and ready for pick up within 2 weeks. 

Where: Gallery North, Edmonds (508 Main Street, Edmonds, WA  98020   425-774-0946):
Dates and Times:    Sun., Nov. 11: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Fee: $65
Questions or to register: Call Judy at 360.265.6278 or email

Cat Faces on Fused Glass Coasters. Meow!

I'm loving all the different ways my cat faces cat be fused into glass. Here are some coasters I've made that people are really enjoying.

Each coaster is about 3-1/4" square, made of two layers of glass plus the cat face.

Whimsical and fun, each one is completely unique. They would make great wall tiles, too, for the cat lover or cat hospital or cat rescue entryway . . .

Here is the link to our etsy shop:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Put a Bird on It! (Glass Sculpture, that is)

We love the cable TV show "Portlandia"--probably because we live just up the freeway a few hours and can relate to the nuttiness presented in this fun show about Portland, OR. (If you haven't seen it, check it out on OnDemand.)

When Wendy created her tree sculpture (see photos), we knew it was calling out for a bird. So we "Put a Bird on It," and voila! Fun and whimsical.

See this item on our etsy shop:
The little yellow bird was tack-fused onto the tree for depth and fun.
Three pieces of Dichroic glass add an elegant touch.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wendy's Trees -- Whimsical Glass Sculptures

Wendy loves to draw trees. I don't know why, but there it is. She especially loves to paint her trees onto glass and then do funky things to the glass, thus creating one-of-a-kind sculptures. Here are a couple.

 In this sculpture, Wendy included metal foil and copper wire fused between layers of glass, dichroic glass accents, and sculptural etching on the back. Pretty unusual, I'd say. (It sold right away.)
This tree is even more whimsical, with its blue, yellow, orange, and red glass frit curving around the tree. This is Wendy's most popular interpretation of the tree. Each time she makes one (they are all different, of course), they sell.

Love them trees!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Meets Modern: New Custom Tiles in Glass

We love this look! New from our Seattle studio comes "Country Chic" custom fused glass tiles.

Each tile features a different stencil-style design created in black frit (small pieces of glass) fused into two layers of 4" x 4" glass. The result is a cross between modern and country. Any tile can be ordered in just about any color, creating the look YOU want for your bathroom, kitchen, entryway, or anywhere in your home. Price: $20 each. We offer a discount for large quantities.

For more info, go here:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

And Now For Cat Lovers -- Cat Pendants in Fused Glass

Sleeping cats, yawning cats, stretching cats, cute kittens with big eyes . . . all of these and more cats! on fused glass pendants.

I'm making a variety of colors and a variety of cat images, fully fusing the images into glass so they are permanent. Each pendant is about 1" with a silver-filled bail on the back and an 18" black linen cord attached.

Contact me to see the collection:

Sleeping kitten on mint green glass.

Siamese cat on pink and gray glass.
Three cats asleep.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dogs Are Running Amok on My New Dog Pendants

I'm excited to present my newest Ode to Dogs--fused glass pendants. I've got serious dogs and goofy dogs, little dogs and big dogs, on just about every color imaginable.

Each pendant is made of at least two layers of glass, fully fused. Then I fuse a dog image into the glass at a lower temperature with images I've created on special fusible paper. A silver bail is affixed to the back, a black linen cord is strung on, and voila!
Husky Dog on gold glass, about 1" square

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sometimes I Go Mosaic-Crazy!

I've always loved mosaics, from the floors of ancient Pompeii to the walls of Seattle's bus tunnel. I used to create mosaics from broken plates. Now, I create them in fused glass. This is much better--no grouting! Enjoy.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crow Art: Fused Glass Paintings of Crows and Ravens

It's been a long time since I've added to my blog, and that's just a big ol' shame. Wendy and I have been creating lots of new fused glass art, and I want to share it ALL. But let's just start with crows.

This is one of my favorite images. I painted the crow onto golden yellow glass and fused it in so the paint becomes one with the glass. Then I tack-fused black glass behind it and added my signature in 22 kt gold. A white mat and black wood frame complete the piece.

I have lots of different crow and raven images I'm fusing into glass, and anyone can order one in the size and color they like. Here are the pieces on etsy:

And here are more on our webpage:

Here's a closer look: