My handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces feature recycled glass beads, sterling silver, and gemstones. This venture was spawned by my love of changing necklaces with every outfit paired with my desire to be a change in the world. Enjoy!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Art Glass Center of San Jose
Today I went to the Art Glass Center of San Jose with Pia and Jenn for a girls' day; we drove up for their Glass Artist for a Day program. We spent four hours doing three projects: (1) a torched glass pendant, (2) a stained glass sun-catcher, and (3) a fused glass dish.
Our first station was the torchwork pendant. We were blown away by the level of stress and the amount of coordination it took.
Pia concluded and I wholeheartedly concur: we will never again balk at paying five dollars for a handmade glass bead!
We got to take home the sun-catcher but will have to go back up to pick up our pendants (they have to be annealed) and our dishes (they have to be fired in a kiln). Here's a photo of my swirled pendant in progress...I'll post a photo of a finished necklace next month.