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All my “ReLit” shades are recreated from a dull previous life to new glowing creations. We made the faux beach glass ourselves, processing in a rock tumbler and/or that was fused in my kiln.
The glass comes from a variety of sources, like wine bottles, beer bottles, glass plates, and any other items that are made of glass. For color, I have also, processed stained glass and fused glass. Additionally, colored light bulbs complement my shades in many wonderful ways. Predominantly, I use copper wire, but I also use brass, bronze, and soft steel.
I design my own shade as well, such as hanging or shaped lamps. Also, used the processed glass to make one of a kind nightlights I call “Artlights”. When you want just a dash of color in the room.

On personal note, I have been working with my hands since 1976. I have worked…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 3
  • Joined January 4, 2010

Favorite materials

Stained Glass, fused glass, recycled glass, stained glass, faux sea glass, Shades, Lamps, lampshades, lighting

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About

All my “ReLit” shades are recreated from a dull previous life to new glowing creations. We made the faux beach glass ourselves, processing in a rock tumbler and/or that was fused in my kiln.
The glass comes from a variety of sources, like wine bottles, beer bottles, glass plates, and any other items that are made of glass. For color, I have also, processed stained glass and fused glass. Additionally, colored light bulbs complement my shades in many wonderful ways. Predominantly, I use copper wire, but I also use brass, bronze, and soft steel.
I design my own shade as well, such as hanging or shaped lamps. Also, used the processed glass to make one of a kind nightlights I call “Artlights”. When you want just a dash of color in the room.

On personal note, I have been working with my hands since 1976. I have worked with fabric, paint, clay, feathers, ribbons, wire and glass. We moved to Phoenix, Arizona in December of 1999 from Cleveland, Ohio. I have loved shoveling sunshine every winter ever since.

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