Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Apple Cheeks

Commission Funky Bambi and her new owner, Little Miss Elmi from Savitaipale, Finland:) - Look at that precious smile! In this particular photo Elmi reminds me of one of my ultimate favourite children's story characters Mimosa, who was created by my favourite Finnish illustrator and author Camilla Mickwitz (1938- 1989) :)

Elmi's photo © Sanni Jukkara, thank you ever so much! <3
(Above photo; illustrations by Dilka Bear, Italy,
Custom OOAK lamp shade by Funky Homo sapiens)
Last weekend's Fused Glass- mini course
Various Bullseye Glasses in 5cm x 5cm squares
My "new" oil fed TOYO TC10 Professional Glass Cutter (Japan)
I receive a regular flow of people coming to my blog by using the search word "Diamantor" which was my first glass cutter everyone was obligated to buy when starting to work with stained glass. If anyone happens to find this particular post and is planning to buy a "Diamantor" I suggest you look into having a proper "knife" if working with fine art glasses:) Diamantor is most okies for a beginner (for a weekend or two), but in a way is waste of money as it get dull very quickly, is very heavy to use and is a nightmare with finer glasses such as raw glass, baroque, waterglass or any "multilayered" or- patterned glasses. Diamantor makes a mess and you end up wasting rather expensive materials with unsuitable glass cutter.

BUT should you be looking to cut any basic, simple and unpatterned glasses like milk glass you'll be most fine with Diamantor.:)

Also in the pic, some mini pots of medium coarse glass Frit in turquoise and seafoam. And some bent glass stringers which were fun to make!:) Can't wait to see what the pattern looks like when it comes out of the kiln:)
Some pendants with pink Bullseye Collage Glass with stringers and confetti; turquoise green Soft Ribble Dichroic and my glass stringers again:) Laid ready on fibre paper in the kiln.

Anna-Stiina's pendants and beads in Dichroic ribbles (purple and fuchsia)
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