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The mere mention of Tiffany style lamps immediately evokes images of brilliantly colored, bejeweled, dragonfly design stained glass lampshades. The genius behind the creation of the Tiffany lamp was an American by the name of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the son of the New York jeweller, Charles Tiffany. He was currently positioned at the right time to take advantage of the coming of the electrical era with the vibrant artistic movement called Art Nouveau.In fact, it…

Look through your jewellery box or that old shoebox you have containing sentimental belongings and there is a pretty good chance you’ll find a necklace, ring or a badge adorned with enamel. Enamelling is one of our world’s history’s oldest art forms used as far back as Ancient Egypt. The Byzantines, known for their iconic religious artwork, used enamelling in place of precious stone and you will also find enamel on many of the magnificent…

Anyone can buy a coffee table. But, next time you’re in the market for a coffee table for your contemporary home, consider purchasing a piece that will do more than hold your magazines and the television remote. There are some wonderful modern coffee tables available that really make a statement in your living room. You may find them to be both functional and your favorite conversation piece.Consider, for example, the Japanese style coffee table. From…

Welcome to the world of Reverse Painting on Glass. This technique has been considered a popular ‘art of the people’ for many centuries. The use of glass as a support for this intricate painting technique has not hindered its continuing popularity.A reverse painting is created by painting a subject onto one side of a sheet of glass (or plexiglass) after which it is viewed from the other side of the glass, or through the glass.Contrary…

Fused wine bottles or any other type of glass bottle is a great way to recycle and it adds a nice touch to your home decor. If you fuse the bottle flat and add a hanger in the top of the bottle, you can hang it on the wall. You can also put it on your stove to use as a spoon rest or just for decoration. The flat bottle can also be used to…

The concept of designing artistic pet cremation urns was founded on Western society’s evolution in viewing death over the last century, since the first pet memorial park was established in the state of New York around 1917. Memorializing pets is growing in popularity and people are adopting more creative ways to preserve the memory of their beloved pets. Many are seeking ways that they can honor their cherished friends with artistic pet memorials that blend…

Glass is a vital part of the modern environment. We see it and use it in some way everyday, and its use is widespread from the simple drinking glass to the development of sophisticated technical equipment. Indeed, the use of glass encompasses so many aspects of our lives that we hardly notice its presence. But glass was not always present in everyday life. The discovery of glass is widely thought to be an accident.According to…

Decorative items like home goods and jewelry have made a shift towards compositions requiring skilled laborers and artists, with fused glass making a tremendous impact in the market today. Even though glass fusing has been around since 2000 BC and has been used in decorative adornments since then, it’s only been recently that our culture has truly started demanding more of this artwork. Over the years, many techniques have surfaced in the creation of fused…

Steel outside the entrances is a typical sight in business structures. They are incredible in dealing with heavy traffic and external components. The introduction of steel entrances in residential buildings also offers numerous interesting points. In this article, we examine some highlights of steel entrances to understand how steel door manufacturing can be a profitable initiative. What is a steel door? Steel outer entrances consolidate a two-part, thick steel skin and a polyurethane foam core.…

Pearls: a short storyThe art of beading has been around as long as people. From the moment an old person found a shell or stone with a natural perforation and attached it to a piece of wine to wear around his neck, pearls in one form or another were popular. It doesn’t matter whether these objects are used as a religious symbol, for personal decoration or to penetrate them with special powers. Bead covering is…