Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Art of the Moment Fused Glass Pendants

Fanny Dallaire is a self taught Canadian artist. Born in 1979, she began drawing at the age of 9. Starting with pastel she slowly graduated to watercolor, oil and acrylic.  Her favorite mediums are now oil, watercolor and fused glass. 

She has taken those fairy tale qualities of childhood and her love of painting and mixed them with the art of fused glass to create art beads that are completely unique and utterly charming.


"This beautiful glass pendant is made up of small pieces of glass fused together at a temperature of nearly 1700 degrees. Each mini work of art is carefully hand made with love and attention to detail in my home studio. All glass pendants are slowly annealed (controlled cooling of the glass) to ensure their strength."


Okay - did you get that - the pendants aren't painted - they are tiny pieces of glass fused together to create images.  Color me impressed!


Frannie's storybook work includes birds, animals, floral images and a series of mermaids.  She offers them as ready to wear necklaces with silk cord, but there is no reason why you couldn't use one of her pendants in a beaded creation.

See more of Frannie's work in her Etsy shop: Art of the Moment.

Wow, right?  Yeah, I'm still stunned too!

16 comments:

Alice said...

Wow, my jaw dropped when I saw these! But to know they were created with tiny pieces of glass--and not paint, just astounds me.

I would imagine the melting glass would be a bit difficult to make such a tiny work of art.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Sherri said...

Beautiful beads!!

Malin de Koning said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!!

Cynthia said...

These are absolutely stunning!! I just looked at her etsy shop - the little kitties are so cute!!

xajA said...

So cute!

Marlene said...

Spectacular! There are artists and then there are Artists!!!

Jane Perala said...

Those are so beautiful!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Beautiful!

Hazel Ward said...

Oh wow, what stunning pieces! I think she's just gained quite a few new fans :D

Lori Anderson said...

That last one is calling my name!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I am in love! Thanks for showcasing this artist and her gorgeous work!

Yolanda M. said...

Such amazing and beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!

MegansBeadedDesigns said...

beautiful pendant! I absolutely LOVE the owl one. So pretty, and perfect for the chilly season!

JeannieK said...

This are beautiful

Sharyl said...

The word "awesome" comes to mind!

Lara Lutrick said...

Really cool. Fused glass is not my favorite, but if more was like this it would be. Just lovely