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October 16th, 2006
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Glass candle cups.

Picked up some swirly black/clear glass with iridescence today, along with some cobalt/clear swirl. Mm, tasty... Made these four glass bowls.

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They fit tealights perfectly and they have such nice fluffy edges. I mean, I like the one from the other day too... but these have the edge-waves I was hoping for!

That iridescence came out looking GREAT. Maybe someday I'll find an irid. cobalt/clear.

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From:rubialinda
Date:October 16th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
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How much for the fourth one? I love the shape and color.
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From:jengagne
Date:October 16th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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I was originally thinking $20, but that feels like a lot. $15?
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From:rubialinda
Date:October 16th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Can I buy it for $15?
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From:jengagne
Date:October 16th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Abso-smurf-ly!
(hey, it's blue... it fits.)

Thank you so much! You're always so supportive. ^_^
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From:aoi_usagi
Date:October 17th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Jen, how detailed can you do text on these?
http://www.beware-of-art.com/images/gallery/glass/2006/10/2006-10-Claire-w.jpg

I'm thinking around xmas time to treat myself to a pendant. I'd like my name written in kanji phonetically (mousseau = musou which means daydream) but the two kanji are fairly complex. I'm asking because I have no idea how you transfer the design to the glass. Anyway, this wouldn't be until around december. Would you be interested?

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From:jengagne
Date:October 17th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Sure, I'm interested. :)

I make the acid resist digitally, so in theory it should be able to pick up a fairly detailed image. After all, it picked up the little curlicues on the "R" and "A" in Claire... The pendant is about 1.5 inches tall, for reference, so that's fairly good resolution.

If you can get me a copy of the kanji to use, I could give it a shot. Bold lines would reproduce better, if only because it'll show up more brightly on the glass.

If I can't get a successful transfer onto the glass, I can make the resist using a brush or marker using the right stroke weights, etc... but I'm sure it would look better if I could pull this off digitally!

Right now I'm figuring my custom pendants are $20+$4 to ship.

Drop me an email at jen@beware-of-art.com when you want to get rolling, and let's try this out.
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From:jengagne
Date:October 17th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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P.S.: Is this the kanji?
http://www.kanjisymbol.net/mean/daydream.html
It romanizes it as "kuusou" instead of "musou" though... you must mean a different one.

Anyway, I'm sure I could acid-etch kanji of about that same complexity and boldness. :)
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From:aoi_usagi
Date:October 17th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
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No, those aren't the exact kanji, but would be the same complexity. Actually, the second one is, but the first is a different character that is normally read yume. So, pretty close! If you google yume + dream + kanji you should find the first character. I'm off to get my son off the school bus so I don't have time right now.

I'll leave this until november or so. Right now I'm too broke but by xmas I will be wanting to treat myself. I'm happy to know it's possible!
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From:jeanie77
Date:October 18th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
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I absolutely love the first one. That swirly purple inside is wonderful. My favorite color! Please let me know how much it would be. I think all your glassware is gorgeous.
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From:jengagne
Date:October 19th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
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I should have shown it to you yesterday -- it's SO sparkly and iridescent! I think you'd love it. It's $15. :)
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From:jeanie77
Date:October 25th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Great! I'll try to have that for you the next time we hang out.
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From:jengagne
Date:October 25th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
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No prob. I have it set aside for you, and Rita's is here too. I know you said you're busy Saturday, so... whenever. ^_^
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From:jeanie77
Date:October 26th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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Cool. No, I'll be seeing you Saturday. I'm just going to be a bit late to the party due to work. So, whenever will be in just a couple of days, now. :)
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