Glitter necklaces from fused glass

I realize now I should have tried to take photos of my fused glass pieces in a better light before building up the suspense yesterday, but here they are anyway, fused and glory;

My stuff
My glass!

What do you think? Not as good as I imagined but not at all as bad as I feared either! And the heat has done a bit of magic with them considering how they looked before!

Before…
Glass fusing

…and after:
From the kiln

Isn’t it cool what a little heat can do?

I found one pink piece that kind of stayed pink with green shimmer to it, but otherwise I made several greens which is a color I really like. Blue was also difficult to obtain but lilac easy… Nor mom or I like lilac at all (!), but I got a blue and silver that I like. I will give it to my mother!

Mom has bought
from Maria’s Jewelry Shop previously and if you don’t have the opportunity to try glass fusing right now I think you deserve a necklace at least! Send your request to Maria even if you can’t read Swedish, her stuff cost from USD 25 to 35 plus postage!

Finished and mounted pieces I bought necklace hangings and leather string from Maria’s stash to finish the ones I decided to make into necklaces. I turned each piece round a couple of times to “see” the up and down of it, and asked Maria for advice on how to hang them (and then did what I thought felt right anyway). Glued the rings to the backside and left them spread out to dry. I don’t use jewelry very often, but these I think I will use. I like their simple style!

The “pink” is in the upper right corner;

Finished pieces
The blue and the greens turned out best but I love how the glittery metal colors melted into the silver part! Yummy!

Green I like!
I like green!

Finished pieces
I’m happy with the result!

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14 Responses to Glitter necklaces from fused glass

  1. planetjune says:

    It was worth the wait – they are beautiful! I especially like the pieces with the squiggly design :)

  2. darlene says:

    how beautiful!!

  3. Tracey says:

    Very cool! I have never heard of fused glass. I think its good to try different crafts too. You never know what it might open up for you, and you are so lucky to have a teacher!

  4. Susan says:

    Wow! It’s amazing how they change. This looks like such fun.

  5. MissKoolAid says:

    Very neat results! I think they all look lovely!

    *hugs*
    Sophie

  6. Jazz says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I am inspired…I’m going to have to try this…I have always loved glass. Poor hubby–another hobby he’s going to have to support!

  7. Cecile says:

    Very nice, I love it.

  8. Cathy says:

    These are really lovely. You are so creative to turn your hand to so many lovely things.

  9. leah says:

    they’re beautiful, hanna! you did a great job!!

  10. Laurel says:

    They are beautiful! I want to play with fused glass too!

  11. karla says:

    love the colors! iam trying to learn how to make necklaces

  12. Chari says:

    Do you have to grind the sides once they are cool or do the just come our with smoth edges?

  13. Alycia Lewis says:

    Hi there!

    I recently took a glass fusing class in Florida where the instructor used broken pieces (that were re-heated to round out the edges) as layers onto a square piece of glass which we ultimately fused into a pendant. Long story short, I ended up loving these little creative pieces better than the big pendant so she gave me some of them and I used them to make my own earrings and such and I wear a different set practically every day! Anyways, I can’t find a place locally that does glass fusing (I had planned on asking them if they had any similar pieces they did not plan to use) and I just love the little ones you’ve made and posted pictures of on here. So my question to you is if there is any possibility I could purchase some of your pieces so I can continue making my own jewelry which is much more satisfying! Haha. I wanted to do the glass fusing myself as well but the kiln and materials is just far too expensive. Hope to hear back soon and keep up the great work!!

    Alycia

    • iHanna says:

      Alycia, don’t know what to say to this…. 1) I live in Sweden, 2) this was my first and only try at glass fusing and 3) this post is from 2008… Good luck with your jewelry making, I’m sure you can find someone closer to you that could help you out!

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