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Jewelry Showcase: Confetti fused glass yellow pendant and earrings

by JewelStruck on May.06, 2012, under Reviews

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Showcasing today another piece of master by Diane Miller. These fused glass yellow pendant and earrings look really beautiful.

Contetti fused glass yellow pendant and earrings

Contetti fused glass yellow pendant and earrings

She used the decoration called Confetti over the plain pendants and earrings she had bought from a local vendor. Confetti is fragile, thin flakes of glass you need to watch out! or you’ll cut yourself, as she did. The pendants and earrings were baked separately. Every time before you use kiln, you need to cover it with the Thinfire paper, otherwise the glass sticks!

Diane loved making fused Glass Jewelry. If you like to know more about it, do checkout her website or connect with her on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/Diane.7.fusedglass

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Jewelry Showcase: Fused Glass Jewelry – Green pendant set by Diane

by JewelStruck on Apr.19, 2012, under Handmade Jewelry, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Showcase

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Showcasing today this very beautiful green pendant set by Diane Miller. Diane made it on last year’s anniversary of 9/11 to support Muslim brothers and sisters. According to her we are all children of God, Allah, Jehovah, MotherFatherGod etc., and we need to have unity and peace in this world.

Fused Glass Jewelry – Green pendant set by Diane

Fused Glass Jewelry – Green pendant set by Diane

Here is how she describes making this set.

It is made with green glass. You need to purchase glass that is specially made for glass fusing. The first step is cutting the glass to the desired shape. For this green set, I cut the pendant in a square. Before I started however, I looked at Google Images to see what the symbol of Islam is. Then I asked my Mom, Trish Miller (it’s a family business consisting of my mother and myself) to draw the crescent and star on the pendant. She used a black marker to draw on the pendant (she’s much better at drawing than I am!). I filled in the crescent and star with a decoration called Frit. I used the color of Butterscotch and a special type of glue – Glastic – for glass fusing. Glastic is sprinkled onto the pendant first, then the frit. Frit is made up of ceramic that has been fused, quenched to form a glass, and granulated The pendant is placed upon a kiln shelf, a square made from ceramic that is covered with Thinfire paper and placed in the kiln. It takes about 2 hours to cook reaching a temperature of about 1500 degrees Fahrenheit and 8-12 hours to cool. When the pendant is cooled, then you can remove it. My Mom glues the bail onto the back of the pendant using a different type of glue – E6000. That glue is strong and you need to have some ventilation when you’re using it.

The matching earrings were made also using the above process. Again, I sprinkled Butterscotch frit over the glue. I decided to make them pierced.

If you liked this pendant set, or looking for similar ones do get in touch with Diane on her facebook page, or checkout her website for more details.

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Braided green glass beads ribbon necklace and earrings

by kalli on Jul.26, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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Braided green glass beads ribbon necklace and earrings

Braided green glass beads ribbon necklace and earrings

This stunning necklace set proves that you don’t have to spend a wallet full of money to own a showstopping piece of jewelry.

Handcrafted from green glass beads mounted in a twisted braid and accented by silvertone spiral medallions, the necklace has a satin ribbon tieback.  You can vary the length depending on whether you want it long or close to the neck.  The braiding of the beads creates many facets on which light can reflect off of, to make the necklace appear glowing!  The earrings are a gorgeous match with delicate teardrop shaped glass beads mounted on hooks.

For this and more of our unique and affordable pieces of jewelry visit us at our bonanzle store

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Lots of lovely gold & silver rings with onyx, pearls, amethyst etc.

by Maura Nicholson on Jul.12, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

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silver dingly dangly rings

Lots of lovely gold & silver rings with onyx, pearls, amethyst etc.

These rings are made from silver wire, from top to bottom:

  • black onyx stone and silver beads, grey stick pearls and silver beads;
  • multi semi-precious and precious beads and gold filled beads,
  • blue glass beads and gold filled beads;
  • shell,amethyst and gold filled beads,mother of pearl and gold filled beads;
  • multi semi precious and precious beads and gold filled beads, hematite and silver beads.
Lots of lovely gold & silver rings with onyx, pearls, amethyst etc.

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Part 2: Making Stained Glass Jewelry – The Process

by craftygagal on Nov.09, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry, Jewelry Making

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In part 1- Tools and Materials – I outlined the tools and supplies need to make stained glass jewelry.

Now I will break it down step by step. I really enjoy the step by step process, know exactly what I need to do next. There is something about the process with its many many steps done in a certain order that I find comforting. Here are the the steps, all the ways down the the numerous cleanings that are imperative to making stained glass jewelry.
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The Process of Making Stained Glass Jewelry

  1. I pick my glass, hold it up to the light to see what piece I want to cut.
  2. I clean the glass .
  3. I score the glass with a glass cutter that has a carbide wheel.
  4. I break the glass running pliers (sometime I use a grozier, which are flat nosed, soft metal pliers).
  5. I grind the glass with a diamond bit on a grinder that grinds at a high speed. Grinding does two things, it take the sharp edge off and it is used to obtain the desired shape.
  6. Clean glass which is covered in residue and glass bits.
  7. Wrap the edges of the glass with copper foil.
  8. Apply flux (which is what makes the solder stick to the foil).
  9. Apply the lead free solder on one side.
  10. I let cool, that is why working in a batch is good because I can continue to work while they cool
  11. Repeat process to other side, including appling more flux
  12. Solder the bail/ hoop on
  13. Clean
  14. I polish with silver polish to remove flux residue and make it shiny and pretty
  15. I clean it Yet Again.

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These pieces of stained glass jewelry and many others can be found at craftyGAgal Creations.

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