Fairy Kerry (Ellen) – The Fusing Fairy Behind the Glass!

For me, glass is all about transformation.  You take simple sand, heat it up, and it becomes glass, which can either be liquid or solid, clear or opaque, rough or smooth, cold or hot.  Glass is stronger after it has been fired in the kiln. Dichroic glass both transmits and reflects color.  Sometimes it changes colors after it has been heated: I’ve put in bright orange glass, and when it cooled off, it was neon green. When I open the kiln to see how everything “cooked”, usually, it’s like Christmas morning, full of happy surprises! But if I don’t like the way a piece turned out, I just recycle it and try again. Glass gives you second chances…

Silver Alchemy

How to stay busy on a cold midwestern morn?  Turn glass into silver, like I did with this piece above!  Staying by my kiln, which gets to over 1600 degree Farenheit sometimes, keeps me very warm & toasty on below-zero days!

The flip side of this pendant-to-be is looks like liquid molten royal purple… If I could wire-wrap, this would be a reversible pendant.  It has matching silver/purple earrings…

Dark Fire

This horizontal pendant is gold crinklized dichroic glass on a dark background – it’s true glitter and glimmer doesn’t show (due to my poor photography skills) – but there’s a sense of smoldering fire with this gold and orange piece!