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Mistletoe cameo glass vase by fairyfrog Mistletoe cameo glass vase by fairyfrog

I could pretty much have an altar in the honor of Lalique, Gallé and Bonte. So to be able to combine glassblowing, drawing and engraving in the same piece is a huge step on the way closer to my dreams and ideals.

My very first attempt at cameo glass, two toned blown and cut, hand drawn and engraved. I had this idea since spring, but the dream for ages. I never thought I'd even get this far!

I made it!!! It works! OMG!

Onwards! I need to get back into the workshop!
Make fiery phoenix things in red and orange! Dragons!
YES! DRAGONS! Cthulhus! YES!
AAAAAAAHHHH! :squee:

(Ok, I'm a little bit excited. Just a tiny bit..)

I'm so happy my idea and "problem solution" worked.
heavy glass, furnace blown in two layers, rolled in glass colour dust, then sawed and finally coldworked under my bathroom tap with a rather crude dremel setup.

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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Do you do a reheating step after the carving?
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
At this point and this particular piece - no.
On future objects, most likely!
carving the item, even under water without heat may induce stress and fracture the glass I believe, so doing a last annealing is probably adviseable. :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Thank you. :)
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Haha, very cool :D  
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Morinoska Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done! Reminds me of works by Catherine Coleman :D
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Taylor-Denna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That's GLASS? It look like a magical clay jar! When you tip it up it looks like a beautiful bubble fog! 

This is beautiful!! Amazing work!
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You first have a layer of one colour, then catch a layer of clear and roll it in a contrasting colour glass powder.
After your object is shaped and cooled you carve off the outter layer in whatever shape you like, revealing the underlaying tint.
So what I've done here is a white base with a green top layer, and then I removed the bits "between" what I wanted to draw with a tiny grinding wheel.

Thank you so much! It's my first ever try, and it's a huge step on the way.
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Taylor-Denna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness wow! So much work went into this! I've only blown a jar before, and that was both scary and cool! Glass is so delicate and must be super hot to work with, so that's amazing you can do this! Keep going!
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