Larry, I recently found the joys of glass and I LOVE IT. My silver
work has really gone to the side. I tried to make beads but have no
talent on that front, but the fused glass and d-glass is just a dream
to work with.
I do notice at shows, I still have customers say, "oh and what kind
of stone is that? " I was saying, “Glass”, now I go into much more
detail about how I cut and prep the piece as well as the firing for
them to get the full value of the piece I am selling.
My newest craze is adding organic material and burning it off in the
kiln and seeing the effects. I did a very lovely piece with shamrocks
for St Paddy’s day. I still enjoy adding silver wire wrapping to the
glass, or a silver encasement. My husband is the cabber in the
family. I guess I just like the fire too much smile
The hard part is getting a nice picture so I can put it on the our
webpage (not that I sell much from that) I notice people prefer to be
able to pick up and see what it is going to look like on them, that
is how I make my sales.
But I am just under 5 yrs in the jewelry buz, still have alot to
If anyone knows of any groups like this that cater to warm glass,
please email the info offline. I would enjoy hearing what everyone
has to say !