Have You Seen this Colorful Sparkling Glass Art?

November 26, 2019

Have You Seen this Colorful Sparkling Glass Art?

By Chelsea Reed

Glassmaking is an art as old as the recorded time of man. Made by melting sand to 2,900 degrees fahrenheit, glass is shaped into many things. From windows to cooking ware to smartphone screens... it’s very useful. Beautiful, too! To make a variety of colors, different metal additives are added to the pure glass.

Let’s take a look at art that glass can be transformed into!

 

Beautiful Plates for the Best Company

Aren’t these fused glass plates gorgeous? They’re great for an hor d'oeuvres presentation when you have company. Most glass today is produced with machines, but these plates are made the same way as in ancient times - by hand. Glass artisans heat the sand and metal oxides themselves and shape the molten glass to create art. Wow! Use them in the kitchen, dining room, or decorate with them on a shelf or wall.

 

Glass Bottle Stopper - Grapes

Tasteful Gift Giving

Preserve your drinks in style with these cute and fun glass bottle stoppers. The zinc base with o-ring fits most bottle sizes with ease. The styles even coordinate with the fused glass plates. Pair them with a choice bottle of wine, and they become an elegant gift set for someone you appreciate.

A Quick Stress Reliever

Melted glass can melt the stress away, too! Soothing fused glass wind chimes transform any place into a relaxing getaway. From the back porch to your sunroom to a temporary rental... simply hang it up, listen, and let the wind do the work! Now all you need is a refreshing glass of sweet tea.

 

On-Trend Terrariums

Check out this amazing glass idea that’s taken Pinterest by storm: melted glass bowls on driftwood. They’re formed by setting hot glass on top of driftwood, leaving a neat burnt-on mark on top of the wood. They also happen to make an awesome looking habitat for a beta fish, a pet frog, or a succulent garden. Let your imagination run wild with ideas!

 

Glass is a remarkable material in today’s modern world, and its beauty is appreciated everywhere. When you own a piece of the oldest man-made material, you’ll see for yourself! Michael’s Gems and Glass has a unique collection of limited edition glass items that are sure to please everyone on your list. Shop online or in-store to get them now before they’re gone!

 


 

Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes online content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina.





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