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We are off to the markets!

Well, now that I am sort of, kinda, almost, very close to retired, we are starting to attend markets more.

Our first market will be The Handmade Expo Market at Harristown State School Auditorium, South Street, Harristown on the 26th November. It runs 9am to 2 pm. Come see us there.

The next market will be the Hand Made Under The Stars – Twilight Market at Cobb & Co Museum, Toowoomba. This is a great market. very unique, amazing venue and all about local artisans. It is fantastic to be invited to attend and we are really looking forward to it.

If you get a chance please come along. You will find heaps of great choices for Christmas gifts, or just something to spoil yourself.

There is wine and goodies to treat yourself so indulge.

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Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet

Fused Glass Part Sheet

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

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Nature Influenced Pendant

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

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Fused Glass Features for a Fireplace Mantle

Fuse Glass Fireplace Mantle

This is a simple little project that may give you some inspiration to use fused glass in new ways.

In our home we have a brick fireplace that has always looked quite bare. It has no mantle and really looks unfinished. So for a few years I have been looking for a suitable fireplace mantle to finish it off.

Finally, I found a very cheap, $20,  secondhand mantel that could do the job.

Continue reading Fused Glass Features for a Fireplace Mantle

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Turquoise Fused Glass Honeycomb Bowl

Honeycomb Plate

This project has been hanging around on my list for some time now.  Not sure why exactly, but it may be because I knew it would be a little tedious. You will see what I mean a little later.

Anyway, the time came to give it a go.

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Granddaughters Signet Rings

I was talking to my granddaughter and asked her what she would like for her birthday. She said she has always wanted a signet ring. So I decided to make her and her sister one each. Continue reading Granddaughters Signet Rings

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Just Opened our Supplies Store

Announcement

We are excited to announce that we have just launched a new store on Etsy for creative supplies.

Rocket Rose Art Supplies

Fused Glass Cabochons
Fused Glass Cabochons

We have listed all the beautiful small cabochons we used to have on our main store. These are mainly used for stud earrings.

It is early days but we intend to be listing much much more.

The type of things we hope to list are beading supplies that we find and believe are interesting, semiprecious and precious gemstones, glass fusing supplies, found objects and almost anything we would find interesting that can be used in your creative endeavors.

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