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Archive for the month “January, 2010”

Finally Winter and Some New Pieces

Winter finally came to Cape Breton yesterday, but really it’s the end of January. Another couple of months and it’s over. This is unbelievable for Cape Breton and scary at the same time.

Anyway I did manage to take myself to the shed and get some work done yesterday. The stars are still out there. The pieces of jewellery were a total flop but the clock base came out okay.

051 It is 3 layers of glass, the white is iridized with a transparent blue in the center. It is 5in x 5in so a good size for a desk clock. What you see scattered across the face of the blue is Inca gold mica powder. In person it gives it a nice effect.

I would love to tell you it was easy to put together and it should have been BUT it wasn’t. One of the screws didn’t fit right and by the time I discovered that, it was already on crocked and I ended up having to break up the clock movement. Of course the next one I picked up fit perfectly and was on in seconds.

The other new feat to allow me to make the clock was actually making myself learn to drill holes in glass. It is quite daunting sitting there with this drill and a piece of glass sitting in a container of water, all I could think of was electrocuting myself.

As you can tell that didn’t happen. Even did some pieces of beach glass (mermaid’s tears) that my Aunt Joan picked up on the shores of Cape Breton.

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So now that I know how to do that no more excuses.

New Year – Start of New Products

Well Happy New Year everyone.

I have decided to start my new year this time by being more productive than I normally am in the cold winter months.

I will try for more regular posts on the blog. As well will post each new product as it is developed and produced.

This year I am going to do some fused glass picture frames, fused glass desk clocks, fused glass switch plates etc.

The first sample produced today is the set of four fused glass magnets contained in a metal tin. Each fused glass magnet is approx 3/4  of an inch square. I had some of the regular craft magnets but have replaced them with the very strong earth magnets. These definitely will not fall off by accident.

This particular set is done with 2 layers of fused glass and taken to a full fuse. Others will be tacked fused. They will be fun to do and package.

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