Despite the alluring properties of open flames, only glass, custom masonry, and middle-school diaries benefit from being thrust into them. Give your jewelry box new flare with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a 90-minute fused-glass-pendant class for one (a $30 value)
- $30 for a 90-minute fused-glass-pendant class for two (a $60 value)<p>
Attendees learn to fuse glass into a simple pendant design, blending shapes and colors into a 1.5- to 2-inch circular disc. Each one-of-a-kind pendant becomes an instant keepsake when hung on its own rubber necklace. Smashing Times will finish the designs by inundating the pendants with kiln fire until they transform into an electromagnetically charged liquid mass, ready for pickup one week later. Check the calendar for upcoming class dates.
The sight of children playing with mounds of broken glass is not uncommon at Smashing Times studio. That’s because each shard of tile, china, or glass has been tumbled to remove any sharp edges before the young ones transform them into multicolored mosaics. All of the shards, arranged by type and color like pieces of a yet-to-be-discovered puzzle, present themselves for collages of all sorts, including interactive glass-fusing projects.
When not helping artists create their own silver jewelry, glass pendants, or mosaic mirrors, the artists at Smashing Times create custom installations. Ranging from massive exterior murals to miniature mosaic lamps, the projects adorn ordinary surfaces with pinpricks of color, stylized to create geometric patterns or a grove of deceptively inedible citrus trees and grapevines.