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Amy T & her family
 
 
  
 
 
JewelryByAmyT’s Story:

Although JewelryByAmyT is named after me, Amy Theresa it has evolved into a family affair. JewelryByAmyT started when my mom and me started working with fused glass. Both my mom and I made simple and yet pretty fused glass pendants, but we really wanted to set ourselves apart. So we continued studying the art of fusing glass and also began studying lampworking. We became hooked on creating beautiful wearable items from glass and there was no looking back.

Also, since we both are avid crocheters we also decided to experiment and teach ourselves how to crochet with wire.


Crochet Wire Earrings & Cords: 

I have to admit that we used lots of wire in the process of teaching ourselves how to crochet with wire. But I had in my mind's eye light weight unique funky crochet wire earrings. Plus my mom wanted to create crochet wire cords that would hold and support our fused glass pendants so we continued to try. After many attempts and lots of ruined wire, we figured out how to create beautiful jewelry with wire. Then we began the process of creating the designs that were in our mind's eyes. 

For years now we have enjoyed crocheting wire earrings and unique crochet wire cords using different color combinations of non-tarnishing wire for lasting beauty. We have recently created a digital story of our pattern and instructions on how one can make our crochet wire earrings that you can find here:
http://jewelrybyamyt.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html


As our passion grow my sister, my sister (daugther) Carrie Ann, became involved by something she had in her mind's eye. 

Magnetic Badge Holders:

Carrie thought that our glass pieces could be turned into magnetic id badge holders for her to wear to work. She wanted something that was comfortable and fashionable in addition to being functional. 

So we experimented with a variety of different methods and supplies to make a functional, durable yet fashionable magnetic badge holder. I have to admit that we had to redo and improve our supplies more than once during the first year or so of designing and creating these magnetic badge holders. But after lots of hard word, experimenting and putting our family’s creative minds together, we have come up with a magnetic badge holder design that Carrie and her follow co-workers just love. They are strong, durable pieces of wearable art that are also comfortable and functional. 

We have also created a digital story about how we make our glass pieces for these magnetic badge holders which can be found via this link: http://jewelrybyamyt.blogspot.com/p/about-our-magnetic-badge-holders.html

And just recently Carrie Ann's fashionista teenage daughter Rachel and another one of my fashionable teenage cousins Jurnee came up with yet another idea.

Fused Glass Earrings & Hair Accessories: 

My teenage nieces (granddaughters) Rachel and Jurnee visited us this past summer and wanted to make smaller sparkly fused glass post earrings, fancy hair pins and pony tail holders. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun with our summer art project by designing and creating them together. These new design are now starting to appear in our Etsy shop.

 

 

magnetic name badge holder

 Dichroic Fused Glass
 
Flame-worked
 
Flame-worked with hand-blown silvered shards
 
Kiln-casted
 
 

LINK to MAGNETIC NAME BADGE

Dichroic Fused Glass
 
 
 
 Flame-worked:
 
Flame-worked with hand-blown silvered shards:
 This magnetic name badge holder is made with a mixture of cream, brown, rust, teal and bits of silvered hand-blown shards..   The magnetic badge holder is simple and easy to use! Simply secure this badge holder by placing the included super strong magnet underneath a piece of clothing and the badge holder in the same area on the outside of clothing.    The measurements for the fused glass piece is as follows: length measures approximately 1 1/8 inches and the width is approximately 7/8 of an inch.
 
 
Kiln-casted:
  This magnetic name badge holder is handmade with a mixture of cranberry, white, and amber glass.   This badge holder is simple and easy to use! Simply secure this badge holder by placing the included super strong magnet underneath a piece of clothing and the badge holder in the same area on the outside of clothing. The measurements for the fused glass piece is as follows: length measures approximately 1 1/2 inches and the width is almost 1 1/4 inches.
 
 

 

 

 

 

LINK to Flame-worked with hand-blown silvered shard Pendant

 This fused glass pendant was made with dark pink and brown glass. It was then topped with ahand-blown silvered ivory glass shard. It glass piece is approximately 1 " by 1 " round.    JewelryByAmyT creates her fused-glass pendants by hand-cutting pieces of glass in a variety of colors and shapes.
In some pendants we have also added dichroic glass or silvered glass shards that we have hand-blown.   After being designed, each pendant is fired in the kiln. When it has cooled each pendant is then reshaped and touched up. Then it goes back into the kiln to be fire polished to perfection and digitally kiln annealed for durability.   The finishing touch includes a bail. Our pendants will either have a manufactored bail securely glued onto it or a neatly drilled hole and a hand-made bail.       
 

 

 Pendant Dichroic Fused Glass

 

LINK to Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

 This fused glass pendant was made with black glass that was topped with multi-colored dichroic glass and then topped with clear glass for depth. The glass piece is approximately 1 1/3" by 7/8 ".   JewelryByAmyT creates her fused-glass pendants by hand-cutting pieces of glass in a variety of colors and shapes.   In some pendants we have also added dichroic glass or silvered glass shards that we have hand-blown.  After being designed, each pendant is fired in the kiln. When it has cooled each pendant is then reshaped and touched up. Then it goes back into the kiln to be fire polished to perfection and digitally kiln annealed for durability.   The finishing touch includes a bail.       
 

 

 

Keychain- decorative fused glass key ring with lobster claw

LINK to Flame-worked with hand-blown silvered shard key chain

 This decorative keychain is made with a fused glass piece that has a key ring and a handy lobster clasp that is on a securely attached bail.    The fused glass piece is made with carmel, brown and cream glass that was topped with a cream silvered hand-blown shard. The glass piece is approximately 1 1/8" long and 7/7" wide.   JewelryByAmyT creates her fused glass pieces on a torch or by hand –cutting pieces of COE 90 glass in a variety of colors and shapes and layering them. This creates unique and unusual designs, colors formations and depth.   After being designed, each earring is fired in a kiln. When it has cooled each piece is reshaped and touched up as needed. Then it goes back into the kiln to be fire polished to perfection and digitally kiln annealed for durability.   All items are made in JewelryByAmyT's smoke free studio.       
 

 

 

Fused Glass Zebra Design Post Earrings - sparkling dichroic glass

 

Fused Glass Zebra Design Post Earrings - sparkling dichroic glass

 

LINK to Fused Glass Posts with zebra pattern Earrings

 Fused Glass Earrings

Stunning dichroic fused glass post earrings! These earrings are made with multi-colored sparkling dichroic glass with a zebra design and covered with clear glass for depth. These fun earrings are great to wear day or evening  The glass pieces are approximately 1/2" in diameter.    JewelryByAmyT creates her fused-glass earrings by hand-cutting pieces of glass in a variety of colors and shapes and layering them. This creates unique and unusual designs, colors formations and depth.   After being designed, each earring is fired in the kiln. When it has cooled each earring is then reshaped and touched up. Then it goes back into the kiln to be fire polished to perfection and digitally kiln annealed for durability.   All items are made in JewelryByAmyT's smoke free studio.
 

 

  

Crochet Wire Earrings - silver & cooper

Crochet Wire Earrings - silver & cooperCrochet Wire Earrings - silver & cooper

 

 

 

LINK to Crochet Wire Earrings

 JewelryByAmyT 's earrings are hand crocheted using non-tarnishing wire for lasting beauty.The height is approximately 2 1/2 inches and the width is 1 3/4 inches.  Our crochet wire earrings are nestled in a cotton lined gift box for shipping.    Because our earrings are handmade, each earring pair may be slightly different. Therefore, you will receive one similar to the photo, but not identical.       
 

 

 

 zebra fused glass bobby pin

 

 

LINK to Fused glass with zebra pattern Bobby Pins

 Fused Glass Earrings

Stunning dichroic fused glass post earrings! These earrings are made with multi-colored sparkling dichroic glass with a zebra design and covered with clear glass for depth. These fun earrings are great to wear day or evening. 
The glass pieces are approximately 1/2" in diameter.   JewelryByAmyT creates her fused-glass earrings by hand-cutting pieces of glass in a variety of colors and shapes and layering them. This creates unique and unusual designs, colors formations and depth.   After being designed, each earring is fired in the kiln. When it has cooled each earring is then reshaped and touched up. Then it goes back into the kiln to be fire polished to perfection and digitally kiln annealed for durability.   All items are made in JewelryByAmyT's smoke free studio.
 

 

 
 
 

 

Stay connected with AmyT:

Web Site | www.JewelryByAmyT.com


Etsy Shop | www.JewelryByAmyT.Etsy.com


Facebook | www.facebook.com/MagneticBadgeHolders


Blog | http://jewelrybyamyt.blogspot.com


Youtube | http://www.youtube.com/JewelryByAmyT


Twitter |
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