I’ve had this fun new fused glass intention plate to talk about for a while, but have either been crazy busy or haven’t had good enough access to the Internet to create the post. So, I have to apologize again for not writing for a while. I was taking a great class in Phoenix, then traveling to Philadelphia for a mediation conference for the lawsuit I’ve been defending myself from for 3 years now (it’s all over with now, as we were able to come to a settlement agreement at the mediation), and then I headed off on a much needed vacation. For my vacation, I took a bucket list trip to Easter Island, off the coast of Chile for nine days and then to the Cusco area of Peru for another two weeks. While I do have some awesome photos of the trip to share, I haven’t finished downloading and cleaning them up yet.
So, on to the actual post… At the class in Phoenix I mentioned above, I was asked to make a custom intention plate with a Charisma intention and an image of Elvis. What a fun idea! The first step was to find an image of Elvis that would be recognizable as a silhouette in copper mesh. I did a Google search for images of Elvis and found a site that was chock full of Elvis images. I was looking for a very dynamic image, hopefully one of him dancing while singing. As I thumbed through the images, I found the perfect one!
I printed it out, then cut Elvis out from the background, traced it onto the copper mesh, and cut that out to use. The bottom layer of glass is a streaky dark blue and turquoise blue iridescent and the top layer is a light blue iridescent. I think that the iridescence really adds to the charisma intention and even shows up well in the photo on the left. The only glitch was a few air bubbles in the plate that would not come to the surface and pop, even after two firings! The plate got shipped off before I went on my trip and arrived at it’s destination safe and sound. I hope that it brings its new owner many years of support for his intention of bringing more charisma into his life!
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