Decals for glass flame work and fusing for Sale again!

October 14, 2014
Collabortion with Gordon.  The MI glass project logo on a borosilicate turtle

Collabortion with Gordon. The MI glass project logo on a borosilicate turtle

Glass decals available at a new Etsy web site. What’s Etsy? A secure site that allows self employed Artisans a place to sell their products. A great place for someone like me to get going again. As I prepare my New business plans and website. Yup! I am starting it all over, with lots of NEW work. (I will tell you more on that in time…)

For today! I have lots of decals for sale. Only a select few are displayed at the Etsy site. I will be listing more over the next coming weeks. I have quantity in stock here at the studio. If you see something you want to create a whole bunch with, message me direct.

And! One more thing! If your paying it forward, or giving back to the awesome people around us, I want to know about it. Makes me happy, and I’ll honor your kindness with a 20% discount. Always! Peace, Love, light, and good energy. It’s people like you that help make this place better. Thank you!!

You can also purchase decals at ABR imagery. They carry designs by myself and one of my designer Artists, Rita Stucke.

These decals are inorganic pigments printed on water slide decal paper. Your substrate will determine the exact melting temperature. Your approach to flaming them will determine your finish.   Image and substrate become 1. Permanent. These decals do not need to be raised from the surface. They are designed for permanence, water and sun resistance. Decals can be completely encased in clear for magnification. These are all subjects I am happy to discuss with any inspired soul.

Happy creating.


Implosions made into a pendant with glass

September 20, 2008

 An implosion is a beautiful discovery. Getting the colors to explode into the center, creating this beautiful fire work/floral design. Absolutley inspiring! The backing color is VERY important. You want a color that really contrasts with the center. This really makes the implosion part pop out at you.

Until now, my implosions were expirimental, and needed to be perfected. This is after 2 years of practice. Now that I am getting the techniques down, I am looking forward to designing some new designs. I would like to incorporate some murrini in there, and some flowers, and where ever else my muse takes me…

From a bussiness perspective, I am hoping my future implosion sales will cover the costs my families health insurance. From a personal perspective, I am totally falling in love with an entirely new form of art with glass.


I wa so inspired by a local friend of mines Rose pendant. His has many red roses encased in clear, and are made with a different glass. He uses borosilicate glass (hard glass). My pendant are made with Italian glass (soft glass).

I do use both glass types (hard and soft), I just prefer the softer type.  The hard glass takes longer to melt; it melts at a much higher temperature.

Roses are a beutiful flower. I have over 50 rose plants in my yard I can draw inspiration from. Most of the petals have 2 or 3 different colors. In this pendant glass strings are made with multiple colors, and painted onto the glass. I then slowly imploded the colors into the center, and put some dichroic glass (metal and glass) on the back side. This is a beautiful discovery.

My muse has some exciting ideas I will be working on in the next few months.

Some of these pendants are for sale at Ebay, and some are at my Etsy shop. All of them will be with me at the art and bead shows in Michigan that I will be attending. You can visit my schedule at my website (Click).

Figurative SOFT GLASS murrini

May 28, 2008

This is two different murrinies I made recently. I thought it would be interesting to see the end of the pull. I make the murrini LARGE (2″ DIA+-), heat it up, and pull it down…to what you see here.

I have made many beads and marbles, I have not taken pictures of too many… here is one made with the ‘running man’ murrini. The reminder that I am always in a hurry, go , go, go! (inspired by my first people bead, from Feb. 2006) sometimes I need to slow it down a bit…


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