The gorgeous iridescent purple glass leaves on this bonsai are individually hand cut, hand painted, fired and slumped in a kiln, drilled and wired. This glass is special: transparent purple in the sunlight, yet beautiful shades of blues, greens, pinks and purples reflect back in lower light. The hand twisted copper wire tree wraps around a limestone rock from Door County, WI, and is balanced with a mortar base covered with felt to protect your surface. The copper wire has been patina'd and buffed for an aged look. A wire nest with purple glass eggs is nestled in the branches.
This piece is approximately 7"h x 9"w x 6"d.
All of my glass art is cut freehand without patterns; every piece is unique. The paint is powdered glass which, when kiln-fired becomes one with the glass beneath it. I use the same methods and materials that have been used by glass artists for centuries.