Sunday, August 02, 2009
Blue, Beautiful Blue
Click on the picture to see it larger
All Glass and Copper
Cobalt Blue Glass
With Aged Copper Chimes
I'm particularly proud of the two blue glass wind chimes I just completed.
Blue glass is the most challenging to work with, as it tends to fracture and is difficult to form into pleasant shapes, and even tricky to drill the holes in it. When I have a really nice piece, I pretty much hold my breath when drilling!
I figured it was well worth taking extra trouble for the entire wind chime, and used a glass roundel for suspending the chimes. This means that the chime is entirely glass and copper: nothing to wear out or require refinishing. I also treated the brushed copper chimes to antique them, as I think this color really compliments the dark blue glass nicely.