Monday, July 25, 2011

Featured Artist Christine Wilson of Blu Dragonfly

Christine Wilson of Blu Dragonfly has been a friend of AAE GLASS for a long time.  She recently took Tanya Veit's Extreme Glass Fusing Workshop in Denver Colorado. These are 2 of the pieces she made.  She has several beautiful dichroic glass pieces in her ETSY STORE.   Take a moment to learn a little more about Christine and her dichroic glass art.

Here is a bit about Christine:

I originally started out making lampwork jewelry.  One day I decided to take a fusing glass class at a local studio to see what it was all about.  I was hooked and started creating fused glass jewelry in my home studio.  All the pieces are started from scratch – I cut out the glass and create the design using dichroic glass and custom-made frit combinations.  In some of my pendants I select a decal that best fits the colors in the pendant.  Some of the pieces require several firings.   My jewelry consists of earrings, barrettes, bracelets and pendants.  I have been buying my decals from AAE glass and was so excited when Tanya's Extreme Fusing Workshop was coming to Denver.  This is the best class I have ever taken and what I learned has expanded my horizons in the fusing glass jewelry arena!  I highly recommend this class to anyone who has the opportunity to take it.

I originally started giving my jewelry as gifts to family and friends as well as selling to my co-workers.  The jewelry grew in popularity and I set up an Etsy website -  My jewelry has been given as gifts all over the world.  I also do local art shows and craft fairs in Northern Colorado and the Denver area.

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your process and business Christine.  We wish you much success in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Stunning! Beautiful! Awesome! I love BOTH pieces!! Martha Weekly