Here's how I cut the glass. First, I scored it with a diamond wheel cutter, then I broke it with running pliers. I used a grinder to make the moon's curve. I put the moon on top of black glass, and sprinkled transparent pink frit (powdered glass) on top. It will turn a brighter pink after it's fired, so the whole moon will be hot pink. I'll start the kiln tomorrow. It'll take 24 hours to go through the slow heating and cooling cycles. I'm glad you want a creation story.
Thanks for the payment!
posted on Jul 09th 2012 by Stacey Alysa
I made three different moon pendants using slightly different methods. One came out too dark, so I didn't take a picture of it.
I couldn't resist adding some "bling" to the background of the pink moon, which is why you see a couple of spots of blue dichroic glass in the background of the first photo. There's plenty of room on the moon for me to paint "Nadia." Do you like it? It looks better in person, it's so difficult to photograph small shiny jewelry! The shape will round up a little with the next firing.
As you can see I also made a pendant with a silver dichroic glass moon over a sparkly streaky dark blue sky. The moon idea inspired me. This pendant has room under and to the left of the moon for me to paint "Nadia" if you prefer it. I know it's not the colors you asked for. If you don't love either of these I could make another.
posted on Jul 12th 2012 by Stacey Alysa
Which of these moons do you like better?
Next step is to paint "Nadia," the glow around the moon and "Love Kelvin" on the back. Do you think I should add a tiny star or two in the sky?
I'll be away this weekend but will get on it first thing Monday. Also, do you have any idea what length chain Nadia would prefer? 16" is choker length, and popular with young people. Maybe I should make the chain adjustable from 16" to 17.5"? Is Nadia small boned, or average size?
Thanks for your patience,
posted on Jul 19th 2012 by Stacey Alysa
I went ahead and painted both versions of the pendant. I really like how both came out! What a great design team we make. :) It's easier to read the name on the bigger moon. But both are easier to read than in the photos-it's a bear to capture the shiny gold paint. I guarante they look better in person.
I haven't glued the bails yet-they're just stuck on with tape for the one photo, but I'll do that tonight and they'll be ready to ship tomorrow. I'll send you both of them. You can pick which one to give to Nadia and give the other one to someone else. Maybe Nadia's Mom? I also painted the original pink moon with the black background. I thought I'd send it to you without a bail to keep as a little desktop lucky charm bead. How does all that sound? I did paint "Love, Kelvin" on the backs. Just didn't get a photo yet.
posted on Jul 24th 2012 by Stacey Alysa
You should receive the package in 2-3 days. Thank you so much for writing, "Wow! Your Creatvity, Determination, and Originality are without a doubt to be commended!"
It was great working with you, Nadia is lucky to have such a thoughtful godfather.
posted on Jul 26th 2012 by Stacey Alysa