Monday, January 5, 2009

Make Something Mondays: Square Glass Donuts



I've been making donuts. They're not edible, and they're not round. But they are fun! I've been reading about jewelry trends and the continuing popularity of circle jewelry. I love the concept of the circle of life, but life is rarely smooth, balanced, and perfectly shaped. I've made these square donuts to reflect "real" life: a bit bumpy, with some thick spots, and a few corners to turn. And just like life, they're in a variety of colors and sizes.

I cut short pieces of glass, arranged them into the outline of a square, glued them at the edges, and fused them in my kiln. Some of the pieces include the ends of a sheet of glass which are usually wavy and a bit uneven. It's a great way to use up glass that isn't straight, and the finished pieces are lovely and unique.


This post was inspired by Jolly Mom and Go Graham Go!, the ingenious moms behind Make Something Monday. We'd love for you to join us next Monday!

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13 comments:

Felicia said...

perfect reasoning behind these donuts! Beautiful as well!

True.. life has its bumps and corners!

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

Love these! And, yes from what I "hear" this tred will continue for quite some time. Love your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Kara

Jenny said...

What a pretty way to use up "scraps". I'm going to have to share these with my husband. A kiln for glass is on his wish-list for when the tax return comes in.

Jolly Mom said...

I love the meaning of them and it is the perfect description of life! Beautiful design and message!

MySweetThree said...

I LOVE these and your meaning behind them....really beautiful!

Deronda designs... said...

What a great idea. I love them all.

Duni said...

Lovely! They have a 'zen' feel to them...

Artful Spirit said...

Love those donuts! One for every outfit:)

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Love the Donut jewelry! And you are so right on about life ~ life is rarely smooth, balanced, and perfectly shaped. What creativity!!

Goddess said...

Ooo, I like these! I see all kinds of possibilities!

KayzKreationz said...

Nice blog. And I love those donuts. They're really great.

iceah said...

cool, nice thinking c: donuts that are square cool design you made there c;

Lynn said...

These are beautiful! What a terrific skill, to be able to make such lovely jewelry.