Somewhere between a sewing machine and a Hotpot

Today I was running between the sewing machine/fitting and a Hotpot to make new items.

The muslin for the Vogue dress 8648 – follow up on the  Online Couture Dress Class by Susan Khalje is ready. I decided to longer the front neckline about 3,5 cm.

The muslin for the Vogue dress 8648 – following the Online Couture Dress Class by Susan Khalje)

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And these beauties are on the way to Germany…

This red set of necklace and earrings was shipped today. I hope the new owner will enjoy wearing it as much as I was enjoying creating it Glimlach

Fused Glass jewelry set necklace and earrings by Red Point Tailor

Red Point Tailor

Stripes series

With so many ideas it is difficult to stop making new items in the HotPot.

As a result it was too late to take photos during the daylight. Fortunately Meisje has approved the setting so I was feeling much better :-).

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At the end of the session both lamps refuse to work.  I will have to buy new LEDs or Halogen lamps… I have to check first.

Now only …. hmmm, only  … descriptions and I will upload the new items to Etsy shop.
I like this colour combinations and way the glass stripes fused in the HotPot creating surprising effects.

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HotPot weekend workshop

It was a very nice weekend. Together with my friends we enjoyed  the last winter days and fabulous surrounding. The small village Ee – in the north of the Netherlands – is picturesque .

It was really cold so we took only short walk which was enough to take few photos.
The nature is very creative…

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On Saturday we started with glass fusion in the HotPot. It was difficult to stop…the HotPot is really addictive.

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The follow-up was on Sunday till late in the night.

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There was a lot of issue with this turquoise and chartreuse green glass – it was not possible to fuse it with other sort glass and a lot of pendants were broken after cooling. What a pity – such a beautiful colours.
So we went on with ‘safe’ glass Knipogende emoticon.

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It was a very productive week-end..

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I have enjoyed company and being in Ee again. We have to repeat it some day…

From HotPot to Etsy

Majority of photos are taken… next step – write descriptions.
Herewith some photos…

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In meantime I will work on new designs as well – I have a lot of ideas.
Probably too many Knipogende emoticon.

HotPot weekend

It was a busy weekend … all because of the HotPot.

I have made some few more items. Now I have to only take photos and put on Etsy. Hmmm…only. It will be long night tomorrow.

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I have made as well more buckles. Now I have no more excuse and I will have to finish my dress and jacket.

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HotPot adventure follow up

So today I was planning to finish my jacket and dress – but guess what – I was fusing the glass Knipogende emoticon .

Besides for my dress I needed a buckle so I was thinking of making one from the glass.

The first one I have made was a little too big and my fabric did not went through…

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The next one was better … now I am ready to finish my dark blue dress.

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Herewith some examples of finished pendants I have managed to finish today…

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Some of the pendant will have silver-plated bails so it will be possible to hang them on a cord or a chain.

The below set of glass beads will be joined in one necklace.

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The below set of fused glass pieces will be a pendant and earrings.

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Glass Fusion Jewellery

This blue one will be another set of earrings.

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing these full of colour Baoli Millefiori I could not resist to make this pendant – it is so summer and sunny…

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Now it is time to go back to reality …

HotPot adventure

Yesterday we have bought a HotPot! Yuppie!

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Already yesterday evening I started step by step fining my way around it.

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HotPot adventure

… which did not finish without some small issues… oooops! Definitely we have to change the table cloth.

I have to say that the book ‘Glas Fusen in de HotPot’ by Yolanda Van Den Herik is explaining very detailed first steps for beginners, it is full of tips and tricks and good advises.

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Of course we have a lot of different pieces of glass – so immediately I picked up some and tested the glass fusion method.

I could buy tested glass plates but it would be less fun…

I was checking the process of smelting the glass in the HotPot… it was hot!

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It was important to test different glass combinations …

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I have bought as well a small bag with Baoli Millefiori pieces – it is real fun!

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Min punt of the whole process is that as the HotPot is small (it fit in a Microwave) I could make only one or two pieces at the same time and then wait for one hour. The fused piece need to cool down slowly in the the HotPot first.

I love glass fusing – you never know how it’s going to turn out!