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French Fries by AJGlass French Fries by AJGlass
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Title: French Fries
Artist: *AJGlass
Image: Created by using an Epson Perfection 1200U scanner and PhotoShop.
Medium: Glass
Type: Soft Glass, 104 Coefficient of Expansion (Moretti/Effetre, CiM, Vetrofond, Lausha)
Description: Glass Beads

Details: Numerous colors of glass were used to create these unique rectangular textured glass beads. All *AJGlass beads have been properly annealed. Due to the differences in monitor settings, the colors of these beads may look slightly lighter, slightly darker, or otherwise different on your monitor than the beads look in real life. The bright white squiggly lines on these beads are light reflections. The dime is for scale and not for sale.

Status: For Sale – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
Item: Handmade, rectangular, textured glass beads.
Price: $20.00 each + $4 S&H (or $5 S&H outside of the continental United States).

Contact: Please note me if you are interested in purchasing these unique beads.
Payment: PayPal. Other payment options may also be accepted. Note me!
Shipping: I ship beads via US Post in protective packaging suitable for glass beads.

Delivery: Please allow one week for delivery, longer for international orders. Weather permitting, I try and ship the following business day after payment has been received and cleared. Beads will be shipped with delivery confirmation when possible and the purchaser will be provided with the package’s shipping/tracking number so that he or she can track (via the US Post Office website) where their package is at any particular time during transit. Delivery confirmation may not be available outside of the United States.

Discussion: Every now and then I get a bit hungry while I’m working at my torch. The hungrier I become, the more my mind wanders towards visions of food and the more my glass pieces become food-orientated. This hunger effect can be easily seen in many of the pieces I’ve previously made - such as Breakfast In Texas, Glass Hotdog, and my Glass Cheerio and Milk Pendant.

My hunger has affected my art once again and I’ve created these new pieces which I’m calling French Fries. While they may not be French Fry colored, they are indeed French Fry shaped – being grooved rectangles. That’s right, each of these beads is actually a rectangle with four distinct grooved sides. Now some of you may never have seen a French Fry in this shape, but where I live they are quite abundant – being served at numerous restaurants around town.

Here’s an image of what the real French Fries often look like: [link] (conservapedia - French Fries). Of course, I’ve taken some creative liberties with these French Fries by aligning their grooves on an angle (to make them more aesthetically appealing) and by using colors that no French Fry has (or probably should) ever come in.

Further comment: These beads were a lot of fun to make. All of them were made in one late night / early morning span of time. They were allowed to cool in vermiculite for 8 hours while I slept. Even with such a long and slow cooling time, three of them still shattered. Sadly, all three that shattered were really pretty. For some reason, it’s never the ugly ones that blow themselves apart.

Please note me if you are interested in purchasing any of these delicious glass beads.

Guarantee: I will do everything that I can to make sure that you are satisfied with your purchase. So if you are not satisfied with these beads for any reason, please return them prepaid in their original condition and in their original packaging for a full refund. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. Please request return authorization in advance.

Legal: Copyright © Aaron J. Greenblatt. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited. This image and commentary may not be used for any reason without the expressed written consent of Aaron J. Greenblatt.


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:icondominickxwatches:
How much you askin' fer that there dime?
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:iconajglass:
AJGlass Dec 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That depends, how much you offerin' to pay me fer that thur dime?

:bucktooth:
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:icondominickxwatches:
:twocents:?

Nice work, too :]
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:iconcleocatra:
Cleocatra Sep 8, 2009  Student General Artist
These are gorgeous colours!
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:iconajglass:
AJGlass Sep 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, but I can't really take credit for most of those. The rods come as pre-colored glass. I just melt and mix them. Sometimes new colors are created in the process. But often it's just mixing.

:)
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:iconcleocatra:
Cleocatra Sep 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Even so, you've put together very nice colour combinations.
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:iconajglass:
AJGlass Sep 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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:iconuniquelyyours:
UniquelyYours Sep 7, 2009
Nice shape, pattern and texture-
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:iconajglass:
AJGlass Sep 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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Athalour Sep 7, 2009   General Artist
What fun! Such a unique shape. I likes! :XD:
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