Romantic Necklace with Stamped Molten Solder

molten stamped stained glass necklace

I’m finally, finally getting around to adding my jewelry to my Etsy page! I made these in early Fall, then didn’t put them up for the holidays. Partly because I ended up getting swamped with orders (most were non Christmas orders but at Christmas time!) and partly because I’ve had foot surgery – on BOTH feet! First the right foot a week before Thanksgiving, the left foot two days after Christmas. I’m still on crutches and hopping around with two damaged feet.

So… my jewelry! I’ve been dabbling with my lead-free stained glass solder, stamping it with rubber crafting stamps while the solder is fully molten. It’s a quick process and so rewarding! If you try it, use the red, rubber stamps not the clear silicone ones. For this necklace, I’ve used printed images from John Waterhouse and it reverses to a gorgeous piece of stained glass – it can be worn either way! I’ve added real amethyst beads and a pewter plated chain. It’s for sale on Etsy. I’ve others with broken pottery bits mixed with some steampunk gears.

Glass Suncatchers with Press Flowers

stained glass floral suncatchers

For almost 30 years (yikes!) I’ve been making small stained glass suncatchers with pressed flowers. These have always been very popular in the stores and craft shows I’ve sold at. Yet for some reason I’ve never put them up on Etsy – until now 🙂

They are made with a 2″ square clear beveled glass with a piece of pretty colored stained glass behind it. The real pressed flowers are arranged between the two layers of glass and fully soldered around the edges. I choose a variety of flowers which are thin but pretty: larkspur, delphinium, verbena, baby’s breath, baby marigold and a few others that give my work color and texture.

Years ago I made 80 of these for my own wedding favors; all last minute of course, staying up until 2 am two nights before my wedding to get them all done! It was worth it as everyone enjoyed them so much. In fact, I’ll visit people’s homes and still see them hanging in their house and looking great – 22 years later!

Yes, real flowers do fade over time but it seems to add to their vintage look and doesn’t detract from their beauty.

If you’d like to check them out, click here to view. I’m selling them either individually ($10 with free shipping) or in groups of three ($25 with free shipping). If you’d like a particular combination of flower and color I can do that for you!  You can contact me through my contact page or via Etsy. Thanks and Enjoy!

 

Class: Stained Glass Leaf Necklace

 

stained glass leaf pendant by anna harding

Just in time for Fall – my stained glass leaf necklace class.
September 25th, 6:30-8:30.
Location: Frill – Gifts, Home Decor & More 
36 E High St East Hampton, Connecticut 06424  (in same building as Subway).
$35.00 per person. All materials provided.

In this class, participants will cut, solder and patina their stained glass leaf and choose a necklace in a plating to match. Attendees will go home with a finished piece of jewelry. A variety of glass colors, patinas (black, pewter, copper, antique brass and silver) and different chains to match will be offered, as well as some bead embellishments. The stained glass is lead-free, so even older kids are welcome! Class is limited to 10 people.

Perfect for the fall season – to wear or share!

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New Classes for Art Nites

mosaic mermaid classacrylic beach painting by anna harding mosaic whale tailNew classes coming up soon!

  • July 26Acrylic painting on canvas of an Incoming Tide
    Thursday, 7-9pm. $35.oo each.  Arts Center East in Vernon, CT
    Click to order tickets
  • August 7Whale Tail Mosaic with Resin
    Tuesday, 7-9pm. 36 E High Street. East Hampton, CT
    call/text (860) 918-8542 to order
  • August 14Mermaid Mosaic on Wood
    Tuesday, 7-9pm. 36 E High Street. East Hampton, CT
    Click to order tickets
  • August 28Mermaid Mosaic on Wood
    Tuesday, 7-9pm. 36 E High Street. East Hampton, CT
    call/text (860) 918-8542 to order

Stained Glass Ring Boxes

I’ve been making more of my tiny boxes. These little ring boxes are perfect for bridesmaids, friends birthday, hostess gift, co-worker leaving gift or member of the family. Use as a ring box near your bathroom or kitchen sink. Here’s a few of my newest ones below: you can find them on Etsy, too.

purple fairy tiny boxblue seashell motif small glass boxiridescent pink ring box

It’s Wedding Season

wedding invitation keepsake box

We’re getting to that time of year when it seems we’re all going to a wedding or some kind of life event.  I’m starting to get more invitations in, one person sent me four to do!

I also just uploaded a post of my invitation boxes to Bored Panda. It’s a great way to see quite a few of my boxes all at once.

stained glass invitation box

 

 

Clean Contemporary Wedding Gift

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Sometimes plain and simple is the best.

I’ve made quite a few of these smaller boxes in the past couple of months. Mostly they’re in a clear textured glass with little or no embellishment.  They are made with the invitation on the top and either a party invite /photo or textured acid-free paper on the inside of the lid. There’s no additional border; the edges of the box are in line with the edge of the invitation. If this is what you’re looking for, you can find them here.