Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Christmas Tree Ornaments

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For several years, I have been creating a Holiday Ornament. This year it is a collaborative effort, an Appalachian Warm Glass, LLC design. The ornaments are the same size as pendants. 

We use Bullseye 90 COE glass. The base is clear glass. The red is for the top border and covers the wire hanger. The brown glass is for the base of the tree.

Dichroic glass is broken in a frit maker. The glass is then shifted until it is almost the size of a large piece of glitter. It becomes frit. There are two pieces of dichroic glass before they are made into frit.

I use Bullseye Glastac Gel to glue the glass to the glass. I also cover the tree with glue. I use a toothpick to find shiny pieces and also sprinkle the frit onto the tree.

Two trees decorated with frit. The trees are currently for sale at Heartwood and Arts Depot in Abingdon, Virginia. They are also at the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap, Va. Soon to be in the Charles Harris Library Gallery in Wise, Va. Next weekend, Nov. 18, 19, and 20, they will be available at our Open Studio.

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