NO I am not Selling my kiln or Supplies HA!

I think when the new year rolls around people get the urge to try a new technique, product or hobby. They buy items that well, they might be better off leaving on the shelf. Don’t get buyers remorse or creative block. Think about the purchase before you leap but most of all read how the products work, the health warnings and precautions plus do lots of experiments. Don’t expect the products to come with creativity that is up to you. Technique, process and creativity- Do not come with your new found products. Also learn to use the products with proficiency before moving on to the next technique that is part of the process I am talking about. But sometimes it’s just about talent more than anything.

Good luck with your New Year purchases and have fun

Please see my new blog for official instructions on this rubber channel.

When I started fusing 8 years ago, the silver bails you see on pendants were nowhere to be found so all my pendants were made with a channel that was made with fiber paper. The fiber paper does not burn in the kiln therefore it leaves a channel/hole that goes through the glass pendant. It was all I knew when I began fusing, then I discovered wire wrapping and that evolved then came the standard silver bails. I am as usual looking for innovated ways to make pendants look and function different. Early this summer I started making sterling silver roll bails those are nice too and it really steps up the piece since the silver is expensive and I necklaceon2.jpgmake the bails by hand. Within the last few weeks I have been working on a new way to wear the pendants- A no bail alternative to all these other devices.1tubedetail.jpg

This is called the hidden rubber channel. I spent some time wearing and testing the strength of this and have found it to be quite nice, not to mention how great is lays on a neck, plus comfort. I have to say the thing I like best about it -NO BAIL, the piece stands on it’s own like art hanging in a gallery.

If you have any questions about the hidden rubber channel jurubberbail.jpgst drop me a line. Trust me it is a great new way to wear pendants. To find products with this alternative channel go to