Custom Fused Glass Pet Portrait Nightlight - Black Beauty

"Hector" is another custom night light and he was a bit challenging to make because he is almost entirely black. I was tasked with how to add some "visual interest" to a sparse color palette...

This was accomplished in several ways:

- Dimension - I used different thicknesses of glass to create an undulating composition
- Organic Line - wavy outlines on the ears and the intricately cut white blaze on his chest give the eye something to focus on
- Style - a jaunty cock of his head animates him and makes him appear as he is listening to you

As with most of my pet portrait pieces, I worked from a photo; this gives me time to study the subtle nuances of each animal and choose what to highlight within the piece.

The night light is 5.5"h x 5.5"w x .25" thick; I make all of my lights two layers thick, so that they are very strong.

A 4 watt lamp is included; the night light is shipped in a gift box.

Memorialize your pet (living or passed) with a night light that will bring a smile to your face every time that you see it; ashes or hair can be incorporated into the glass.

While a nightlight is featured here, I can use the same techniques on a larger scale to make panels, free-standing pieces, light shades... the sky is the limit!

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