June 2014 - Ivy Tree Designs

Monthly Archives: June 2014

Wire Wrapped Wine Bottles

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For my upcoming craft show, I have fused wine bottles into artistic snack trays and decorated them by wire wrapping decorative beads. Stop by June 15 and check them out!

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My First Craft Show — June 15th

I’m excited to participate in my first craft show. Come see me for one day only, Sunday June 15th at InLiquid’s Art for Cash Poor 15 festival at the Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American Street in Philadelphia. The show is from 12–6PM. Quick FAQs: free admission, free street parking, close to transportation, click here […]

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Polishing

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After the glass is ground to the correct shape, it is time for the polishing process to begin. I use a series of finer diamond grinding bits to make the edges smooth — from 60 to 200 grade. Afterwards the ground edges are rubbed with a cerium oxide (CeO2) solution to increase the shine. Cerium […]

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Grinding and Shaping

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In this post I’m going to show you the grinding and polishing techniques I use to make a final pendant. Most of time the pendants come out of the kiln with an even oval or round shape. But sometimes, due to the layering of the glass, the pendants may have rough edges or uneven clear […]

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