If you are not already familiar with part sheets, they are simply custom made sheets of glass with some sort of pattern. The pattern could be anything, even plain colours if you desire.
These sheets are then cut up and used as components in some other project, such as a central feature in a glass bowl.
Anyway, this post is about creating a part sheet using powdered frit. Continue reading Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet
I do have safety procedures when I work at my bench, but sometimes I get a bit careless. As I found out the other day and ended up with a dreadlock in my hair and nearly scalped. Continue reading There Is A Good Reason For Safety Procedures
Just want to let everyone know we have now opened a new website and store for a new line of premium unique and beautiful cabochons we are calling Parti Gems.
These have been in development for a while as we refined the process to make them, but we are now satisfied they are right for release. Though stay tuned for more development.
We have a whole new website called PartiGems.com where you can see some images and learn more about what they are and how we make them. We have also added some videos to a YouTube page showing some gems in detail.
In addition we have a new Etsy store called Parti Gems where we have started selling them in parcels and individually.
It is still early in their development so we expect to refine things even more and take the whole concept a lot further.
We are now looking for jewellery makers to use our gems and are eagerly looking forward to see what they create.
Ann has also created some unique pendants using then and they are now available on our Rocket Rose Art store.
Please have a look and help us get this venture underway. Tell any jewellery makers you know as we really, really want to see them used in beautiful creations and would love to work with creative people.
This pendant was for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. Her birthstone colour is blue so I decided to use a blue topaz and 2 white topaz gemstones with sterling silver wire for the pendant. Again for my inspiration I turned to nature. Continue reading Nature Influenced Pendant