Here is my first attempt at creating with glass clay. I picked some up from the amazing Paula Radke last year in Tuscon, AZ but was very intimidated to try it. But, I got up the courage, and here are my results!
I love creating things with found objects, or something reminicent of the past, so my first two design ideas incorportated just that. These are made from wax seal stamps, (not vintage one however. I created my own designs and had the stamps manufactured. This way there are no copyright issues when I sell the pendants!)
The second technique uses vintage printing press type. I made small “inspirational pebbles” and used the vintage type to impress words of encouragement and heart into them:
The process was suprisingly easy, and I even had to program my kiln!!! (something I have never done in the 7 years I have been lampworking) Thanks to my smart and handsome techie boyfriend for his help!!! 🙂
Here is what they looked like before firing:
After I get back from this years gem-fest, I will be doing more with this awesome new material!!!