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I have been designing & creating fused glass and silver precious metal clay (pmc) jewelry (or jewellery for those outside the US) for many years now. I sell to several exclusive boutiques, galleries, museum shops, and on Etsy.com. So much goes into every piece I make. I work very hard at keeping my work original and fresh. Each piece is handcrafted, unique, & one of a kind.

Precious Metal Clay is an incredible material of Japanese origin. "PMC" consists of microscopic particles of silver that when fired at very high temperatures, fuses into pure silver. I often combine PMC with fused dichroic glass to create spectacular & unique jewelry. "Dichroic" means having more than one color, especially when viewed from different angles or lighting. My fused glass is formed by layering many pieces of glass & firing in the kiln several times until the desired effect is achieved…

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  • Joined September 4, 2006

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I have been designing & creating fused glass and silver precious metal clay (pmc) jewelry (or jewellery for those outside the US) for many years now. I sell to several exclusive boutiques, galleries, museum shops, and on Etsy.com. So much goes into every piece I make. I work very hard at keeping my work original and fresh. Each piece is handcrafted, unique, & one of a kind.

Precious Metal Clay is an incredible material of Japanese origin. "PMC" consists of microscopic particles of silver that when fired at very high temperatures, fuses into pure silver. I often combine PMC with fused dichroic glass to create spectacular & unique jewelry. "Dichroic" means having more than one color, especially when viewed from different angles or lighting. My fused glass is formed by layering many pieces of glass & firing in the kiln several times until the desired effect is achieved.

Not all glass is created equally... Glass fusing has become quite popular. But as a buyer it is imperative that you buy your glass pieces from an experienced glass artist. It is important to know how to combine the glass properly (you cannot mix different co-efficient glass) and that the glass is properly annealed (carefully cooled for strength and durability). In addition, I only use a special epoxy for glass and metal which is properly cured. I also score up the surfaces so that they adhere better. I always stand by my work. I have been doing this for a long time and I am not going anywhere. The confidence and satisfaction of my customers means everything to me.

Visit my Blog: http://glasshousejewelry.blogspot.com
and my Website:
http://www.glasshousejewelry.com
Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasshousejewelry
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Glass-House-Jewelry-Supplies/235629909825081

Unfortunately, photos do not do justice to the depth and play of color of dichroic glass. Almost everyone remarks about how the pieces are even prettier in person. If you have any questions on my items, would like additional pictures, or would like to place a special order, wholesale, etc....please contact me via etsy conversation or by email: glasshousejewelry [!at] yahoo.com

Policies: I am always happy to combine shipping! Sales are final unless there is a very real problem, ie: damage. However, I am almost always willing to work with my customers on reasonable issues. It must be within 10 days and shipping fees are not refundable. All items come from a smoke free environment!

SPECIAL ORDERS are welcome. Please contact me directly if you are interested or if you are looking to purchase multiple items. Also if you would like me to make "matching" pieces to go together with something you see or have in mind. Please let me know, as I am happy to do so!

SHIPPING: I do offer expedited shipping options such as Priority and Express Mail. Please contact me if you are interested in a quote.

PAYMENTS: I am now also accepting Google Checkouts for Credit Card payments. If you would like to choose this option, please check off "Other" in methods of payment and I will send you a Google invoice.

NY buyers subject to sales tax.

Please visit my new supply shop:
http://glasshousesupplies.etsy.com

Proud member of Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE), Etsy Moms Street team, the NewNewTeam, JET - Jewelry Street team, and Worldwide Women Artists (WWAO).

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