Sunday, 28 December 2008

Handmade Christmas Glassware & Jewellery Gifts

I have been dying to show a few of my Christmas gifts that I made this year. The pictures below are 3 dichroic glass bowls that I made. They have been kiln fused and placed over a slump mould to create the shape.

I used coloured glass stringers in all 3 bowls, and also added some dichroic glass into the 2 black bowls.

The medium sized bowl pictured below also has some glitter fused between the glass. This was a new thing I decided to try out. I think I will try using a little more glitter next time and see how it comes out.

I made a red & silver dichroic glass bangle for my mum along with a matching necklace, bracelet and earrings. I was really pleased how the bangle turned out. The colours are so striking and eye catching.
I couldn't resist making an extra couple of pendants for my mum for Christmas, and this one was my favorites with the green and purple colour mix....

I had a fabulous Christmas and am looking forward to seeing what 2009 brings. I really want to do alot more work making glass bowls and glassware pieces. I also have some ideas for some new items which I hope to add to my online shop shortly.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year : - )

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year...

I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I really can't believe how quickly this year has gone. I hope everyone has had a good December. This was my first year at doing craft fairs and jewellery parties and I have really enjoyed myself and learnt alot along the way. When I look back at my first craft fair, I think my designs and displays have slowly developed and improved, but I have lots more things planned for 2009 and hope it will be a good year. I have received so much support from so many people this year, that I would like to say a massive thank you, and hope I can continue creating attractive jewellery & glassware.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year! From Chloe's Designs.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

A Double Layer of Dichroic Glass...

I've just finished making this dichroic glass jewellery gift set using 2 layers of dichroic glass. The set is pale pink and silver underneath and has a layer of transparent red dichroic glass over the top. I love the depth in this necklace & earrings set, and especially love the way it sparkles in the light. I had to fire the glass pieces several times in my kiln and I also shaped the edges so they are nice and flat.

I have a few new jewellery gift sets available which I will be listing in my shop today: You can also check out some of my jewellery pieces in my Ebay Shop.
My kiln is back on again this morning and I'm fusing a glass bowl. I'm not quite sure how this one is going to turn out, but I will post some pics when it's finished.