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Hello, My name is Carinne. I have been firing ceramics for the past 18 years. Five years ago I found a glass kiln under my Christmas tree! My mind went nuts...I started kiln firing wine and soda bottles (www.cbaltzer.etsy.com).
Then one day I thought MARBLES are glass!!! & as they say, the rest is history...
I love to search for antique and vintage glass marbles...walking into an old antique shop and right away I spot a mason jar full of the little gems. My husband has gotten really into it too. We both enjoy the whole process. Glass kiln firing them is really interesting, each marble melts differently and some even change color! We have lots of choices as to how to position the marble in the kiln. Each side would have a different outcome. The firing process makes the marble flat on one side and the swirls of glass are brought forward on display. When transforming the marbles into jewelry I use…

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  • Joined April 11, 2011

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glass, ceramic, recycled materials, photography

About

Hello, My name is Carinne. I have been firing ceramics for the past 18 years. Five years ago I found a glass kiln under my Christmas tree! My mind went nuts...I started kiln firing wine and soda bottles (www.cbaltzer.etsy.com).
Then one day I thought MARBLES are glass!!! & as they say, the rest is history...
I love to search for antique and vintage glass marbles...walking into an old antique shop and right away I spot a mason jar full of the little gems. My husband has gotten really into it too. We both enjoy the whole process. Glass kiln firing them is really interesting, each marble melts differently and some even change color! We have lots of choices as to how to position the marble in the kiln. Each side would have a different outcome. The firing process makes the marble flat on one side and the swirls of glass are brought forward on display. When transforming the marbles into jewelry I use all sterling silver with professional glass glue and extended curing times. Old turned into new, wearable art!

Do not miss my other Etsy shops:

www.bflyjune.etsy.com

www.cbaltzer.etsy.com

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