Saturday, June 9, 2007
As I was listening to my daughter play the piano one evening - my mind began to imagine an image of the black and white keyboard made from glass.
The pendant pictured above measures only 2" long by 5/8" wide. It has the markings of a keyboard with the large black keys nestled between the long white keys.
I simply cut tiny pieces of black glass noodles and stringers and placed them gently on a piece of cut white glass.
The glass is then carefully placed into the kiln where it is fired to a temperature of 1350*. This lower temperature is used in order to simply get the glass to tack itself together.
By tacking the glass together instead of completely fusing it together - the black keys are actually raised up a little higher than the white keys.