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Country Kid
10-01-2007, 07:47 PM
Hi Everybody
I just found this forum. Wow! You painters are amazing! I hope youíll donít mind me popiní in with some glass stuff.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2007/102627-Southwestern_Rabbit.gif and http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2007/102627-Stormy_Weather_Lighting.gif backhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2007/102627-Stormy_Weather_Paw_to.gif

The lightning with the paw was a special request :)

Just one more...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2007/102627-Thunder_bird_vessel.gif

Thanks For letting me share and Thanks for letting me enjoy all of your beautiful paintings.

Barbara Art
10-02-2007, 10:36 AM
Kare, these are intriguing little vessels! And now a million questions: Are they lampworked? They look really tiny; what size are they? Is that silver leaf? How did you get it on the glass, just with regular techniques? Thanks for sharing.

Diane Cutter
10-02-2007, 06:08 PM
These are charming... I have the same questions as Barbara on size and how you did them!


Country Kid
10-02-2007, 07:13 PM
Thanks Ladys

Yes they are lampworked (blown, so you can put stuff in them) Boro Glass and the silver is pure silver overlay it is called art clay 650. You paint it on and then fire it in a kiln and you come out with beautiful silver that stays on the glass.
About 1 7/8 inches tall with the top on and about 1 1/4 inches with the top off. And about an 1 1/4 inch to 1 1/2 inches wide including the handles

I just discovered my ebay link wasn't working it's fixed now.

Diane Cutter
10-02-2007, 08:03 PM
Great little gems... I've heard of the art clay and have wanted to try it. Very intriguing concept...


10-02-2007, 08:11 PM
Those are really neat! I don't think I've seen anything like them before. Do you do ones in the shape of a wedding vase? That's my favorite shaped vase.

10-03-2007, 02:02 PM
Your glass work is a nice addition to the forum. I love vessels, and you have done a beautiful job on these. Thank you for explaining your process in making there. Welcome to the forum. I hope to see more of your work in the future.

Country Kid
10-04-2007, 12:54 PM
Thank You All
Diane, Yes it is a lot of fun and I think the silver really takes the glass up a notch.

DesertDarlene I haven't seen anything like them either, maybe I found a niche. Are you talking about an Indian wedding vase, with the two openings? That would be cool....Not quit sure how I would do it.....but I'm up for the challange.

Thanks Sassybird You all have made me feel welcomed

10-04-2007, 03:36 PM
Yes, those are the vases that I am talking about. It will definitely be hard to do with such a small piece. :)