When I got sick for my birthday this year, I had to postpone the birthday party my mom wanted to have for me.
She had intended for a group of us to get together for a different kind of tea party- tea and crafting. A friend of hers had taken her to this great tea house that is connected to a pottery and glass craft shop. You can either have a full tea and then craft, or a modified light tea while you craft. The craft that really captivated my mom, and the purpose for going to this particular craft shop was glass fusing.
The tea luncheon was wonderful. The crafting part was a little intimidating since I wasn’t truly inspired to create something. The shop was full of beautiful examples of finished work though. I decided to jump in with a few colors of glass and see with what I came up. By the time I was done with my work, my mind was full of all the things I could come back to create.
The work space was easy and they provide all the tools you need. The glass came in so many colors and forms, even a powdery-sandy form.
I wish I had been watching my mom create her pendant. She is so creative! Everyone did a great job coming up with their own design. I can hardly wait to go back.
This isn’t a very good picture of my mom’s necklace but I wanted you to get the idea of the look. I took photos of all the finished pieces but I didn’t realize my camera settings were off until I had already given the artwork to their owners.
My finished trivet, or coaster. See how the original square shape has been changed a bit?
This is my friend’s candle holder. Making it formed is called “slumping.”
My daughter had her square slumped just a little to make it handy for holding her jewelry. Her piece was created by using a flat square as her base, gluing the red mosaic in place and then filling the cracks with the glass dust, or sand. She completed the words with a liquid of some kind. I never did see what that product was.