Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Buttons! While digging through a plastic shoebox filled with findings, jack chain, beads and tools looking for ear wires - I came across two little baggies filled with button shanks. I recently make a few bracelets and some (okay, a lot) of the cabs were a bit too big for the bracelets pads. I was pretty bummed out but figured that I will use them for something.

Both sets are pretty, the dichroic glass was from a dichroic grab bag that I bought in Columbus, OH when we went there in April. The first one you can really tell that it is pretty silvery blue color. The second one is a bit funny. Before it was fused, it had a blue dichroic swirl pattern. After it was fused it is not as bright, but is much more subtle and subdued. But if you look closely, you can see a swirl.

Hopefully if I have time sometime today I will list both sets on my etsy site.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finished Pot Melts....

I finally got off my butt and finished two pot melts. Quite proud if I do say so myself! The first one is a large one and I am hoping to make a few pendants and a barrette from it. So far cutting it is a challenge - this one might have to be taken to the saw.

The smaller of the two is so cute! This one will be used for pendants as well.

Both were made with Spectrum 96. Once again it seems like a great way to use up scraps. I will be making a few more. I just bought a ring mold from LB Art Glass. This will be way better than using a terra cotta saucer. The saucers don't seem to hold up too well with high heat and it is difficult to remove the glass even with many coats of wash.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pot melts....

I pulled out some old Bullseyey 90 coe glass I have stored away in a box. I recently switched over to 96 coe because of the price and the ease of cutting. Not to mention all the cool patterns and colors. I think I will finally give pot melts a try. Of course I will not be going all out on this pot melt craze, first trial will be small. Possibly in the mini kiln where I can control the temp better.

There is lots of items on the market for pot melts. High priced bowls, dams, ect. Of course I could always use a terra cotta pot too. Might be the cheaper way to go.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lampshade of Roses....

Oh my goodness it is finally done. This past year I have been working on a lampshade and nothing else (except fused glass). Yesterday afternoon I finally finished it and became the proud owner of a beautiful stained glass lampshade. Of course I still have yet to purchase the lamp base, but that will get done sometime in the near future. I seem to enjoy making the lampshades, but not buying the bases.

This lampshade was my biggest project yet. I am proud that I didn't stray from it and that I completed it within the year. There were some bumps in the road though. The lampshade is constructed in three sections. One of the sections sort of didn't meet the edges of the other two sections. It was fixed but I keep wondering why it happened. Maybe the next time (bwhahaha) I do a lampshade it will be on a whole form instead of a section form.

Now that it is done, I can keep up with postings, glasswork, and enjoying my summer!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New items listed at

Plenty of sale items as well. I am hoping to list new pieces in the next few days!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holidays at Glass By Adelina.....

Come check out my etsy site for your holiday gifts and treasures.

I restocked with stained glass ornaments, plates, and jewelry.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Magnetic Wall Pockets... and a sale!!!

Do you have a cute little child who loves to pick you flowers? But you don't have a small enough vessel to put your freshly picked flowers in? Look no further.............

These are so darling I couldn't resist making a whole bunch. Perfect for using those too small pieces of glass that you don't want to cut up into jewelry size. They are water tight too. I will be selling these at the next craft fair and then maybe on my etsy site.

Speaking of etsy, go by and check out my sale items. I am trying to clear out some inventory to make way for the holiday plates and more ornaments!