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This year for one of my friends I decided to make an ornament – well it was almost going to be a pendant but I knew that she really likes having a decorated tree… so I added the ribbon.

I used carved bone beads, glass beads, color wire, and bright green ribbon.

I like how this turned […]

Fused Glass Candy Dish

Candy Bowl

I took a class back in Spring 2007 that I really enjoyed at the Vitrum Studio in MD from the same person who taught me to make torch work beads back in Dec 2000. I learned a few more techniques and found that I really want to get a larger kiln eventually. That way I […]

Using Gallery Glass Paints

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Since not everyone has ever heard of, let alone made a faux stained glass window, I thought that I would share with you some of my thoughts about making one.

My goal was to make a fairly large window and I only wanted to do it once. I knew that I would need to make a […]

Window Wall

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This is a faux stained glass technique that I did for an interior window wall. It measures approximately 30 x 45 inches. A comparable sized stain glass window might cost $3,500-$5,000.

This window cost about $500 in materials and a month of my time…. not including the frame and the installation. If it were […]