Sunday, November 6

new border-free glass necklaces

I worked on some new necklace charms this weekend, created from vintage paper fragments and pieces of clear glass.




11 comments:

jenny vorwaller said...

hi! i have been dabbling with this kind of jewelry a little, and i'm totally fascinated with this set. how did you get them to fuse together? without the solder? i just love what you are making, keep them coming!!

je vois l'art en tout said...

Jenny,

Hi! I actually used a glaze/sealant to adhere the bits of paper to the piece of glass. On three of them, I glued some paper bits to both the front and back of the charm- that makes it look a little more dimensional. It took several layers of sealant. Hope that helps!

Nicole

Chu Ling said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

Lynette said...

Ok little girl these are wonderful. Shopko has a heater on sale this week for 18.00 so check it out. Are you warm tonight did your honorable boyfriend fire up the furnace?? Or did you??? How do you decide on what your next dabble will be??? Love ME

je vois l'art en tout said...

Thanks, mom! Our local Shopko recently closed, so I'll have to check out some other option. We ended up calling the company that installed our heater- turns out the installer switched some wires around and didn't turn on the gas. So we're delightfully warm this evening!

I've been wanting to drill holes in glass for awhile now, and with some helpful advice from dad finally got the right tools to do so!

jenny vorwaller said...

oh wow! i will have to try that, with my own twist of course ;) i would love to see more pictures of your studio too...so beautiful.

jenny vorwaller said...

ok, one more q, did your dad tell you about one of those glass drill bits? do they make them that small to be able to drill holes?

je vois l'art en tout said...

Jenny,

They're so much fun- go for it! I did a few with color photocopies, and it really changes the look so the possibilities are endless.

I used Black and Decker Glass and Tile drill bits. I asked for diamond-encrusted drill bits that I read that some stained glass people use, but the guy at the hardware store recommended the glass and tile bits. I purchased the very smallest size they had- threw away the packing, though, so I'm not sure what size. All I know is that is was the size smaller than the 3/16".

jenny vorwaller said...

aww, thanks nicole! i will definetly show you what i come up with when i get to my studio, and we're waiting to replace our broken digital camera so when i can take pictures, i will show you :)

is moonwater designs a full time or side time business? ive been looking at your site and its all so original and gorgeous!

Lynette said...

Your Dad was thrilled to see you used some stamps he just thought that would look nice in some recycled form of jewelry!!

tracie said...

These are great Nicki! They have a different feel than you other pieces. So light, airy, and fresh. I love them!!