Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wall Vases

Making more wall vases today, the three that were in my booth have sold, so I guess I better get busy making more! : )

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Etched vases, hanging candle holders & slumped bottle for Hidden Treasure booth

Red Hot!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another day playing with glass!

I am melting................glass that is! : ) I have the big kiln, which we call Dorothy, full  of bottles today. I sure wish it was warmer outside though - I have to keep both windows open with the fan going to get rid of the fumes. I am hoping for a negative pressure ventilation system for an early Christmas present.....hint, hint to hubby! LOL
Pictures tomorrow or the next day of today's results. Plus pictures of the frit maker he made for me! It is so nice to have a handy husband! : )

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Booth Space


My booth space at Hidden Treasures

close up of two slumped bottles and bowl made from broked pieces

1 slumped bottle, 2 slumped bottles with bowl shape

another broken glass bottle & a slumped bottle for spoon rest

2 bottle wall vases

2 bottle clocks & slumped Corona bottles

incense burner, vase and another incense burner

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hot Glass & other stuff!

Hot glass!

all cooled down

This was inside one of the blue squares, but did not fuse to the sides

I love the reflection of the window in this shot!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Experiment

These are the remains of a square blue bottle and a square clear bottle. Both found at thrift stores!
Results tomorrow!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ever really finished?

Are renovations ever really finished?! Well I am hoping my new loft studio area is finished.....well I do need to move the glass saw up there yet. ; )
I did fire Dorothy a week or so ago & wow, it is really great to get so many bottles slumped at one time! But it is a chore to get them out of the bottom! I feel like I should have a safety harness on! lol
Here are a few pics of the finished space & the first batch of bottles:


Small sand blast cabinet I "inherited" from Doug when he got a bigger one!


bottom layer

second layer


My apron

Top layer after slumping

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Space!

Railing in place so nobody - namely me!, or no thing falls over!

Dorothy waiting to be reassembled


Dorothy & Toto

Another view from downstairs

Taking shape!


Starting on one window!

Second window going in - Thanks to the guys from Krabill Construction -
Joel, Russell, & Wes

Wow what a difference, now to clean up the mess, which was ours not the guys
from Krabill Construction!

Outside view

Almost done!


This is Ramsley. He is one of our many Halloween props.
I decided to put him to use year round as my butler into the studio!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Studio

The new studio is in the works!! Floor is painted, waiting on the contractor to put in two new windows then onto the electric then putting everything in place! In the meantime, here are a few pictures of before and in progress:
this was the beginning

Surrounded by other "stuff"

My little corner of the loft in the beginning

Hey - there was a floor under all of those parts!

Ok, this looks kinda bad, but only cause everything is at this end and not sorted.

The area at the end is future studio. Everything had to be along the sides so they can put in the windows. By the way, if you see strange things (ie - coffin) we also store our halloween decorations up here!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Projects

  • Pieces of a J├Ągermeister bottle ready to fuse together.


"Red" hot



Fused together.




another closer view
Next I will slump this into a bowl mold.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Latest Projects

black glass plate


snall perrier bottle

slumped wine bottle for Kim

Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Sale!

These are the first two candle holders I sold!
Thanks Ronda!

They are made of almost all recycled material, even the wire is recycled! Candle & glass cup are the only new componets.
hanging bottle candle holder with grape etching
close up of grape etching
Another candle holder with fleur de lis etching
Now I need to get busy and get more ready to go! Waiting on an order of wire.