Thursday, July 31, 2008

Etsy Front Page!

One of my fused glass pendants made the front page of Etsy this morning (bottom right). What a thrill that was! Thanks to fellow Etsy seller UnaOdd for including me in such a lovely treasury!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Home At Last

I fell in love with this print by Cathy Nichols as soon as I saw it. What a lovely home indeed!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lovely "Green" Art

I just love this piece from beetnik505's shop. The colors appeal to my love of the earth, as does its composition. It is made of many recycled and repurposed items; even partially painted with coffee!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hurry up and wait...

I fully admit I am short on patience at times. Well, okay, most of the time. What has proven to be the most difficult part of making fused glass jewelry, for me, is the waiting. Designing the pieces is great fun... I get to play with color, cut glass, assemble and glue my new treasures together.

Then I load up my kiln, set the program... and wait. And wait. It takes hours for fused glass to go from the raw material to beautiful, sparkly pendants and earrings. And, as if the waiting wasn't bad enough, there is also the unknown. Will they turn out to look like the vision I had in my head? Some yes, some no. Which will it be this time?

Finally, they're out. And it looks like I got a few good ones!


My name is Toni and I've been playing with jewelry for about five or six years. About two years ago, a group of friends and I took a class in PMC (precious metal clay) and I fell in love with it. The process of taking clay and turning it into pure silver seemed truly magical and we created some lovely rings in that first class. I bought my own kiln almost a year ago and have been creating silver pieces ever since. I've recently discovered a new joy in fused glass. I love the brilliant colors in my glass pieces, something that just can't be achieved with silver. I'm hoping someday to do some pieces using pmc and glass together, but more on that later.

You can find my work here...

Thanks for stopping by! Check back often as I'll have new treasures to share with you... both from my etsy shop and from others I admire. And of course, the occasional rant about things that interest me.

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