Well I don't blog about my "day" job but since it's over, it was in the Presidential Debate and the rest of this blog relates to my glass jewelry I'll guess its ok. I was in Israel. In between long work shifts I was able to get a few days off and travel a little. So you are thinking, what does this have to do with glass and jewelry.
Well actually quite a bit. In Tel Aviv they have an art market full of fabulous artist including Fused glass. In Jerusalem they have "Roman" glass, which is supposedly from the days of the Romans and they have glass vases etc., which were very nice.
But mainly the reason why I'm blogging about it is because of a few things I found. The first time I went over to Israel I found a old necklace made with several old coins in the Jaffa bazaar. It was a little ostentatious for me but I saw potential in re-purposing it with my fused glass.
Then on this trip, in Jerusalem I found a bead shop with some interesting "findings" including apples and pomegranates (they mean prosperity). If I may go off on a tangent, pomegranates are very popular in Israel, I had several glasses of fresh pressed pomegranate juice - it was so good! Back on topic, in the art market I found a pomegranate sugar dish, hand made by this talented artist for my beautiful daughter-in-law and my extremely handsome son. Anyway I found these tiny little pomegranates and I'm going to make some red fused glass cabochons to use with the pomegranate findings like a bail. I also found apples and some more coins.
I'm looking forward to repurposing all of these little findings and sharing them on my blog as soon as I can.
So check my blog displaying what I found in Israel and how I re-purposed with my fused glass.
Email me if you have any questions. It's good to be home and back in my studio!