I use dichroic glass a lot in my fusing work. I have quite a stash of it. Sometimes I buy scrap bags which contains a mixture of dichroic pieces. Predominately I use patterned dichroic glass for my pendants and earrings. Looking through my stash, I noticed several pieces of single coloured dichroic glass that was just sitting there. What to do with it all?
Last weekend, the art collective that I’m a member of had open studios. There were five locations in total. My studio wasn’t used because I live up a long, steep driveway that is shared with the neighbour. The neighbour lives further up the hill than me. If cars were coming in both directions, it would be awkward as there is nowhere to pull over to let the other car through.
I always have a container on my stall with orphan beads in it that customers like to riffle through for their own projects. I also use my orphan beads to make bookmarks. People love them. They make the perfect gift for a book lover. My daughter uses her strawberry bookmark all the time. She also has a few others that she sticks in cookbooks marking pages of favourite recipes.