Saturday, November 22, 2008

Up Close Sighthound

I've so many photos of my our dogs, getting up close with the camera. Always with a curious, goofy, "what are you doing" look on their faces. These photos are a moment in the lives of our pets, often blurry, but I'll never toss them. I thought I'd use the idea of these up close to the camera photos, as inspiration for this pendant.

Painted by applying glass powder on to a fused glass cabachon, with kiln firing between layers. A time consuming, tedious process, which makes a glossy imagine permanently a part of the glass.
Up Close Sighthound

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Handmade 4 Hounds Treasury

Frums Glass Menagerie in an Etsy Treasury that includes items made by members of Handmade 4 Hounds.

Visit Handmade 4 Hounds shop and profile to learn more about the greyhound supporting group.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Italian Greyhound Holiday

New from the kiln is a series of greyhound pendants that have a raised texture. Looks like this little iggie is dancing in a bunch of holly berries.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweet Pea Wins!

Sweet Pea was the inspiration for Frums Glass Menagerie. She is always in the studio ready to help make stuff to donate to her favorite dog rescue organizations. She is a dog clothes super model, often working for mere biscuits. We are proud of her.

Today, a bit prouder, as she is the photo contest winner in a fun, political themed fundraiser for Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund. She even won a necklace, which she plans to re donate to an upcoming rescue fundraiser.

Please visit this link to see the all the members of her party, the RePUPlicans, and to read about her. Check out the all the participants of the RePUPlicans and the BIRDocrats by clicking on the bone and the bird at the bottom of the page. NOTE: Sweet Pea's brother, Farful shown as a rePUPlican is actually a registered BIRDocrat. He blames his sister for this mistake, but stays true to being an Official Piddler General.