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Greyhound Injury Fundraiser-Fused Glass Jewelry 2009/02/11

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Devastating Accident, Fundraising.
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Thanks to the generosity of Luann from Island Bead & Box, buy any (or all) of these four items and Luann will donate the amount of your purchase (less shipping) to pay Opal and Rider’s outrageous $14,000 vet bill after their hit-and-run accident.

Pizzazz: The custom fused glass pendant looks good enough to eat or wear with a little black dress or black sweater and jeans. This pendant on a rope mixes bling with classic style.  (SOLD)

Pretty in pink and teal: Chain-link, layered dichroic fused-glass bracelet is about 7 1/2 inches long and can be shortened.  This is a sweetheart of a bracelet.

Zen Necklace: Traditional Japanese braid called a kumihimo made by hand in the traditional manner on a wooden marudai with eight spools. The necklace is made with ribbon fibers and beautiful lampwork beads made by Frysmith, a well-known lampwork artist.

What’s blue and yellow and fun all over? Whimsical freeform vase with accents on the outside. The vase is about 6-inches tall by 7-inches wide. Signed by the artist. (SOLD)

Luann’s fused-glass pieces are one-of-a-kind, designed and created by her. Fusing generally requires multiple firings, so these products take quite a while from inception to final product.  Basically, she cuts sheet glass to a design that she creates then uses a grinder to smooth the edges and to make pieces fit.  After cleaning, the pieces are assembled in a kiln for a first firing.  The second firing is to shape the piece, as a vase, plate, or whatever.  Additional firings are used for more complicated effects.

Thanks for helping to pay the greyhound injury vet bills.

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