Valentine’s Day Jewelry, 2018

Sure Valentine’s Day is a bit of a questionable holiday, but in a way I think it’s nice to be reminded to think about people you love, and to reach out to them with small sweet gestures. I don’t think it should break your bank, or stress you out...

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Reflections in Glass From 2017

Reflection is always a way to grow. As we head toward the end of 2017, I wanted to take a moment to look back on some of my favorite fused glass jewelry I’ve made this year. I’m so thankful for my online business because it has forced me to...

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Fused Glass Ornaments

As I was sitting down to write a little about the fused glass ornaments I make it got me curious about where glass ornament making originated. Would you believe that the art dates all the way back to the 16th century? Hans Greiner, I know this will be surprising...

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Love Life Live Life, Fused Glass Jewelry, Gatlinburg Tennessee

Tack Fusing Glass, A Basic How To

Kiln working glass is becoming an increasingly popular medium, but even though you may have seen a lot of fused glass art, how it’s done may still be a mystery to you. Truly some of the process to this day still seems like magic to me, but really aside...

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Totality, Fused Glass Eclipse Pendants

From the time I was in the sixth grade to the time I graduated high school, I lived on the outskirts of the small town of New London, Ohio. Surround by plenty of flat cornfields and bean fields our little blue modular ranch house was set on eleven acres,...

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Full Fused Glass, How To

Looking back on when I first started noticing and looking at fused glass pieces, it was a complete mystery how all the colorful pieces of glass seemed to be sealed together. I’d made lots of different types of jewelry before I began working with glass, and could usually look...

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Black Bears

As an artist on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s no surprise that I’ve been inspired by the black bears that inhabit the area. Although I’ve been coming to the mountains since I’ve been a kid, I didn’t see my first bear in the wild...

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Mother’s Day

My mom has always been creative and has crafted since I can remember. She’s a retired Ford Motor Company auto worker, an amazing mother to my two sisters and me, sweet wife and companion, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. My mom is probably the least judgmental person I know,...

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Etching On Glass

My mom is the person who first taught me how to etch glass. I’m pretty sure my first etching was horrible. The very first glass piece I ever made is what looks like a stocking with a green foot, so I can’t imagine the first etching was much better!...

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Fused Glass Pocket Vase, A Basic How To

With spring just around the corner I’ve been working hard at my studio on some of the products I like to feature during the season.  I love flowers, and growing things, and one of the things I make this time of year are pocket vases for all the like...

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