This year I have found a new love in glass fusing and since October we have been making glass gifts and decorations. This is a photo heavy post...
Quick and simple to make are Christmas trees and over the weeks we began to perfect them. Tweaking here and there is all part of the fun and you never really know what the firing process will do to the creations.
|Great fun to make these Christmas trees|
|I think they are quite subtle and dress the window well|
|And glass trees in the kitchen, it has to be RED|
I made about ten tree brooches in the end and wear different ones each day, I've given a few away already...
|Even glass tree brooches, bad photo it looks so good in 'real'|
|Contemporary holly brooch|
As well as going out to my weekly glass course, I have been making use of my birthday present, the microwave kiln. I'm still getting to grips with it and intend to play much more in the New Year.
|The microwave kiln came into it's own in making the |
smaller pieces such as earring and cufflinks
|A sneak look at the hot glow after firing|
My biggest project to date other than large glass bowls was a free standing angel, the idea being a candle is lit behind her to give an ethereal feel.
|Unfortunately the angel was too high in the kiln and lost |
lots of her definition, thinking I will have another go
|I still like the angel though|
|She really wasn't meant to be, was she?|
|Even the children have fused glass, making Christmas presents|
|The children's work needed two firings, one to fuse |
together and the second to 'slump' them into the dish moulds
|Coaster before firing|
I may have become quite addicted , just look...
|A kiln full of Christmas presents and goodies|
And presents to give to hosts and hostess' over the Christmas period...
|Christmas scenes fired but still warm in the kiln|
|Christmas scene in situ|
|We loved making the robins and the house cat seemed quite keen too!|
|Robins in the kiln|
|...and outside on my holly bush|
♥ Have you made any Christmas presents this year? ♥