Fused Glass from Tropics of Costa Rica

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Seven new pieces

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     I’ve been having a lot of fun recently making these wire-wrapped pendants.

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I’ve enhanced them with beaded ropes.

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I recently selected a few for gifts for the girls and women in my family.  When I laid them out on the table so each one could choose her favorite, my 16 year-old grandson swooped in, made his own selection, and wore his pendant the rest of the weekend.  So, you see, these designs are unisex.

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These earrings are using a new technique with a new material.  I hope you like them.

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All of this jewelry is for sale at Samara Organics at the Natural Center.

 

Just in

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Gecko Glass just received a shipment of fusible sheet glass, System 96.  Lots of great colors.  Drop by the studio for a class.  New colors to express yourself.

Enhancements

a- j6 blue heart  Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of wire-wrapping over glass “puddles”.

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When I make mistakes in fused glass pieces, I break them up and re-fire them into “puddles”.

Tree of life pendant Sometimes, I use these puddles in other fused glass pieces – see if you can find some in my portfolio – but often, I turn them into jewelry.

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Lately, I’ve been wire-wrapping them as earrings and pendants.

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I started with the “Tree of Life” – I love this simple motif – and then branched out into some more abstract designs.  a- j7 j8 j9

My friend, Connie – she is great with beads and beading – helped me enhance these pendants with beaded ropes for necklaces.

Tree of life pendantSome of these pendants will be shown in Samara Organics soon.

Bottle Boxes

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So, you’ve been wondering what I do with all the wine and beer bottles

that you’ve been saving for me.

Here is my first run of bottle Boxes; good for trinkets, earrings, salt, votives,

or Grampa’s ashes.

Each box is made from two bottles, the lid is decorated and fired to fit over the cut bottle.

These Jam Jars will be for sale at Samara Organics.

New Website

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Gecko Glass

Gecko Glass has gone live with a new website at http://geckoglassart.com.  Check it out for new work, classes info, and portfolio.  You can still follow my blog for news and events by clicking in the right hand column here.

New Frit Paintings

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Calle Santo Domingo

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Sunrise at Arenal

 

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Repairing the Nets

 

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Isla Chora and Punta Indio

New Work

I’ve just put some new pieces into Samara Organics.

Lots of jewelry too.