Blog - Ivy Tree Designs

Penn Alumni Arts Fair

For the third year in a row, I will be selling my wares at the Penn Alumni Arts Fair. The Fair will be held during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts and Culture. I will have dichroic glass jewelry and snack dishes made from wine bottles, plus —— new this year — fused glass ornaments (see […]

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My Last Craft Show of the Summer

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Join me this Sunday from 11am to 7pm at Lucky13 Summer Fest! There will be live music and lots of vendors. Plus it is the last craft show that Ivy Tree Designs will be participating in this summer!

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ITD Will Be in the Art for the Cash Poor Craft Show

I’m excited to participate for the second time in InLiquid’s Art for Cash Poor 16 festival at the Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American Street in Philadelphia. Come see me for one day only, Saturday June 13th from 12–6PM. Quick FAQs: free admission, free street parking, close to transportation, view map and directions. In addition […]

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Join ITD at the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival 2015

Stop by Ivy Tree Design’s booth at the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival on May 16, 2015, from 12 noon to 5PM, at Trenton Avenue and Norris Street in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Ivy Tree Designs is partnering with Jig Bee local flower farm. So whether you are interested in jewelry or […]

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Pop-Ups in December

Join Me at the Following POP-UPs!: The HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP at Jed Williams Gallery 1-4pm December 7, 2014 and the AIGA POP-UP SHOP December 5 through the end of the month.

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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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I’m selling jewelry on Etsy

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I’ve been making my own beaded jewelry for over 10 years. I love stringing beads and making my own personal creations. However my previous designs have incorporated beads and pendants that I purchased. That wasn’t enough for me and decided to explore glass fusing. I purchased a small kiln in November and my exploration began! […]

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