The Creation Process

For jewelry, Erin uses a unique design process she has been evolving since the inception of GlassWear (now Erin Finney Glass Designs) in 1990. Erin’s designs have evolved in both technique and theme and today she focuses on her unique variation of stained glass jewelry.

Erin uses two different techniques, both starting by carefully cutting small geometric shapes out of larger sheets of dichroic glass (you may find wikipedia’s review of dichroic glass interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichroic_glass ).

                                                                                                    

From this point Erin uses two techniques in the kiln. Some pieces are fire polished in the kiln at 1400 degrees Fahrenheit and others are layered and fused in the kiln at 1700 degrees Fahrenheit.

                                                                 

Finally, sterling silver components, glass beads and Erin’s unique artistic eye create designs with a maximum infusion of light and color, accentuated by movement.