As a member of The Artisan Group, I have been chosen to make 100 items to be included in the SWAG bag, in addition to a display of my creations at the GPK Gifting Lounge. Hmmm, as one who often chooses the road less traveled, it was difficult to choose a design which is contemporary yet represents who I am as a glass artist.
Well, firstly I knew that it would be brightly colored, yet not over powering. Not fuchsia or teal, I had to consider what colors would Hollywood love to see? I pondered and decided to play it safe with blues, purples and silver. Hunting down vibrantly, colored sheets of glass with a subtle pattern took days.
Next the design. Following my most popular Tree of Life collection seemed like a "safe" and suitable choice. "Hmmm," I thought, "This is this too ordinary for me. Let me try a circular pendant with a Tree of Life. That's it!
Dichroic glass, a functioning kiln, new glass cutters, a dremel, bails and glue were all on hand. YES! I was ready to create!