Monday, August 27, 2012

Partically Fused Glass Pendents - Student Work

After my Intermediate 3-D kids did the full fused pendents that you saw a couple days ago, they then played with partical fusing.  In partical fusing they let their glass shards hang over/off other pieces as they stack the colored glass on top each other, then I fire the pieces to a lesser temperature.  This way they don't completely melt into each other.  It gives a way different look.  The different layers are stuck to each other but you can still feel the layers.

Senior Borah Lim did the glorious piece above.  Borah often incorporates spiritual images in her art work in such a beautiful way.  And senior Elsie Aguilar had the brilliant idea of using her soldering skills and...
as you can see, she soldered her jumprings on across the back top edge of her pendent.  Love it!!
Backside below.

Another of Borah's lovely crosses.
Here we see senior Leticia Alarez above with two lovely pendents.
And senior Johanna Paz always comes up with incredible works.
The students were required to wire wrap their partically fused glass pieces in a pleasing way, complete with jump rings or eye holes.  Elsie (way above) and Pauline (way below) were the first to come up with the idea to use soldering on their pieces.
I like how junior Nida Fatima made 3 small pendents.  She could put them together in one neckpiece or she could attach them to a charm bracelet.
And then one of the most creative works was done by junior Kevin Tang above.  Wire wrapping 2 pieces into one pendent.  Bravo Kev!!

And then look below at this fabulous trio by senior Pauline Yang.  I think this would be terrific strung onto one necklace.  Just needs a couple jump rings to make that happen.

Kevin turned 3 of his pendents into rings.
You could totally sell these Kevin!
And lastly are junior Joyce Le's below.  Notice how her wire wrapping totally works with her designs. 
Great job all of you!!

1 comment:

  1. Your students are so talented - I'm sure it's because they have a wonderful teacher!