Thursday, May 28, 2009

First Firing Completed

Well as promised I did the first firing over night and they came out great. Will try to fire again today but no promises.
Here are the pictures
Stay tuned.
For those not sure of what we are doing. When Bob paints them he is using an acrylic enamel. The first firing burns off the binders which is what we see as the paint. So now these pictures are all actual glass. Will go through more firings to flatten out the raised areas and cap with clear to give it a depth that we prefer. Will then be made into jewelry.
And on a positive note as these are new products for us. We have sold several pieces, as well as alot of interest in the one I wear, which is of my dog Milley. So yes if they send us a pictures of their pets we will paint them.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

fused Glass New Paintings

Well today was a cruise ship day, although the days there are long, the good news is this is when Bob and I see each other. The result today was 2 new paintings from Bob.
Here they are and I am excited.

Now that I have taken a picture of the original I will put these in the kiln tonight for the first firing. That result I will post tomorrow.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Cruise Season Starts

Well today was our first ship day and I have to say there was much interest in our pieces. I was wearing my piece of my dog Milley. So 3 people took our card and are going to send pictures of their pets. As well interest in acouple of  pieces I didn't have finished yet. Couldn't be happier, rave reviews. I do believe we have a winning product. The pieces retail for $150.00 and the people were very aware that each piece was an original glass painting (and not a painting on glass) and had the 18in leather cord.
None had seen anything like our pieces in their travels. It was exciting for both Bob and I to hear the positive comments

Friday, May 1, 2009

Finally I Did the Fused Glass Pendants

I can honestly tell you the pictures do not do these pieces justice. The wolves didn't fire as good as I had hoped but the others especially the ones on white - hummingbird and sunflowers are absolutely stunning. The next pictures of these you will see will be finished products with bails and cords.

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