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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