Thursday, May 18, 2006

Kaleidoscope Variation

A variation on my kaleidoscope wind chime. The rectangular style has been very popular, but I've been making them for too long, and it's time to explore. Here's the same basic idea~ beach glass inspired glass trapped between extra-thick plate glass in a tung nut oiled red cedar frame~ but a large diamond instead of a rectangle. For more information on this wind chime, or to buy it, Click here.

The whole point of my work is to make new, exciting things. But when I have a design that is popular, it's tempting to just keep knocking them off. They are never the same anyway~ the glass is always different, and the wood, too. But still. So after a while, I just have to move on. Explore.

Sometimes that is not possible, oddly enough. There is a store where for complicated reasons I can only sell framed glass. At first it was great that these sold so well. But after making thirty or more, something had to change. Since this was the only style that could be sold in this store, I raised the price to slow things down. They still sold really well. So I raised the price again, significantly. That did the trick. I did not want to devote myself to making only framed glass.

I've recently been invited by two stores. I never go knocking on doors~ can't stand that. These are people who found me, and wanted my work. That's nice. And I can sell whatever I want. That's very nice. Probably what I most enjoy about my work is dreaming up new ideas, and turning those dreams to reality. I don't want to make the same thing over and over and.... well, you get the point.


  1. Pass by through blogexplosion every so often. I really like your work.

    Take Care

  2. Hi Michael~
    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Nothing like starting the day with a pat on the back! Regards~ Tim

  3. Great work! Keep it up. I always enjoy seeing all the different art mediums. Cheers!

  4. Hi D. Prince and Greg,
    thanks so much for taking the time to comment~ appreciate you kind compliments! Tim~

  5. beautiful blog, very glassy. I'm sure Windows Vista could have something to learn from you :-)

  6. Anonymous7:45 AM

    absolutely gorgeous stuff.

  7. Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

    I have a at home site. It pretty much covers at home related stuff.

    Come and check it out if you get time :-)

  8. Hi ggwfung~ thank you for the interesting comment~ I'm thinking about that one! Tim~

  9. Hi hamel,
    Thank you for the nice pat on the back~ Great to read that at the start of my day! Tim~

    Thanks, rockerz~ nice to know some are finding this interesting~ appreciate it! Tim~

  10. I LOVE this copper and glass combo!! :-)

  11. Hi omni,
    Well thank you! The two do compliment each other nicely. And the copper looks even better as it ages! Thanks again~ Tim