Fused Heart – Dove of Peace Hamsa

I created this fused heart a while ago from some scrap red and clear glass.

Then I thought how perfectly it might look in this Dove of Peace Hamsa.

Do you agree? Let me know.

 

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Breaking the Wedding Glass – Mazal Tov!

Nearly everyone has seen this scene.

The Wedding Ceremony is over, except for one thing.

The attendees wait.

The groom raises his foot and crushes a glass wrapped in cloth.

The crowd rises, cheers, the couple kiss and walk back down the aisle –

a Happily Married Couple!!

Then   —   Ron runs up to grab the glass, and spirits it away….

Below you will see the steps to the finished product.

1  The broken glass

2)  Even smaller pieces

3)  In the Kiln ready for fusing

4)  The finished fused glass

5)  Ground round

6)  The pattern:  A Hamsa with Two Doves of Peace

7)  A small portion of the finished piece, highlighting the fused glass

8)  A small portion of the finished piece, highlighting the iridescence

9)  The Finished Piece hanging in a window.

Know anyone getting married?

Grab the Glass and get it to me!

 

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Hamsa – A symbol of Good Luck

Day or Night — This Hamsa will protect you against All Evil.

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Isn’t it interesting how differently it looks during the Day – and during the Night?!?

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Same Pattern — Different Glass

Light reveals the unique character of glass.

Streaming through each piece, the bond between light and glass is inspiring.

With this in mind, I will design and create your distinctive piece of art. Ron Sussman

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A Hamsa Ner Tamid

You might have seen below my use of a filagree Hamsa as a centerpiece in a glass Ner Tamid.  This time I took a piece of golden mirror glass as the centerpiece.

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Flaming Stained Glass Hamsa

The commission was for a simple Hamsa. I was told glass was to be red and white. I began by placing a silver filigree hamsa in the center. When I drew the diamond shape, it looked like a Ner Tamid – with the fingers of the hamsa as the flame. The blue iridescent Magain David completes the piece. During the day the flame shines. At night, all one sees is the blue mirrored reflection of the Star of David. I hope it finds a nice home!

Frank Lloyd Wright meets Hamsa

When I was first sent this design I thought – this is strange.

While working on it I thought – this is fantastic !

When I saw it completed I thought – This Is Exquisite ! !

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Shalom !

Try as you might  —  THIS piece is NOT for sale!  The only way you can have this gorgeous glass hanging in your living room or den is to purchase a raffle ticket for the Beth Israel Fundraiser taking place on June 12th.

For details – call the Beth Israel office at 734-665-9897.

And good luck!