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New Pieces

WOW long over due but finally got back to taking some pictures and uploading here. We will start with some cast jewelry done with mixed frit colours.

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And some tableware etc.

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Kiln Formed Dichroic Pendants

One more product to add to our table this year.

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Hard to get good pictures of glass especially dichroic. But I must say, I am very pleased how these turned out.

New Dichroic Watches

Well have finally got some new watches made for the Center.

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The dichroic pieces came out really good and the right size.

New Glass Links

This is a case of a change is as good as a rest. These I put in the small kiln last night and took out this morning. It started Sunday afternoon when I tried to weigh the frit. Bad batteries so off to Walmart. Batteries bought, half hour wasted. Put new batteries in to discover it was the scale. No second trip to walmart. So I guessed at the amounts and away we went.

Here are the results

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These are sky blue glass cast links. The necklace is actually long with the links on one side however I don’t have a jewelry bust long enough to show it.

The other way the glass links can be combined are with necklace shortener  links.

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These are diamond shaped glass links and needed a little less frit. The colour is called pink champagne and would look good in the gold links but the silver were in my hand. Remember the first go is always play time to see what you can do with the new pieces. No more will be made before there is a new scale and the large Christmas fair at Center 200 is over this weekend.

 

Fire Polished and Finally Ready

Several things got done yesterday.

My Aunt Ann sent some of her photos by email for the first time on her own. Here’s Louisbourg after high winds

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Wendy opened her glass blowing studio and you can see some photos at

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And I fractured some more marbles, this time iridized ones

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They will be ready for the Cape Breton Home Crafters Christmas show at Center 200 on Nov 12,13 and 14. Along with lots of other goodies.

And last but not least I finally fire polished the pieces I made awhile ago. Because they are cast each one is unique.

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Above are the 4 sizes of the tag series. More different styles before next season

 

Have a fun Halloween

Dichroic Rack

Well today I managed to finish one rack of dichroic pendants in preparation of Aug. 24, the first of our fall cruise ships. Nice to be able to put the cover on and put away until the 23rd  set up.

Next will be the marbles.

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New Cast Glass Jewelry

Okay some new styles.They need an explanation however because they are not finished yet. First they are cast so they end up with some burrs and bumps on them. These get cleaned off hence the scratches you can see on them. Also there are some larger areas that I will clean with the dremel this afternoon.

They will then go back into the kiln and be fired to a temperature that will soften the glass enough to remove all the scratches and will be shiny again.

I am really pleased with them and they are something different.

 

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