It had to happen sooner or later and I'm now surprised that it hadn't already happened. In an effort to make our imagery and our glass work as accessible to as many fans as we can, Joy has developed a new glass jewelry line called ImaGems; the combining of Image and Gems. They are miniature images of ours viewed through a fused crystal lens that hangs on a silver chain and bail as a pendant necklace. They're sure to catch attention.
I'd link to Joy's blog post but she's out in the Hot Shop straightening things up, so we can blow glass tomorrow.... and the next day. 'Been too long away from the Gaffer's Bench for me. It'll probably take a blowing day to get my "glass blowing mojo" back and not Bork things up.
I don't know about Joy, but it's really interesting for me to see my images in this whole new way. Tiny vignettes, tightly cropped, that offer only a glimpse of the scene that I know so well. Makes me want to peer around the corner to see what else is in there. Here's a few of our popular images behind Gems, so you can see what I mean:
They have proven to be instantly popular, so much so that I had to stop what I was working on yesterday and get the Art Glass Jewelry website updated with an entire new section, so that people could order them! They saw them, went to the website and.... nothing! D'oh! They're also available now on our ArtFire Shop.
They're so COOL. Each little Gem is a mere $16 and comes in a cool little gift box that Joy makes individually for each one. Only nine images so far but more in the works, to be sure.
Check 'em out. Get one for yourself or your squeeze. If you have a favorite image of either Joy's or mine that isn't available yet, or one of your own, let us know what you'd like and we'll make your wish come true!
Post a response below and let us know what you think about them.