Art Glass Fairytale Winner Receives Fusing Grab Bag!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Art Glass Fairytale contest. I'm continually amazed at the creativity of our customers - I had no idea our artists were writers too!

It was very difficult choosing a winner for the Fused Glass grab bag. Many of you shared personal stories of hardship or tragedy and how you overcame them through glass. Thank you for inspring us!

Congratulations go to Jude Wilder-Roberts for her tale of Uroboros and the Very First Rainbow. You can read her story below. We may also be featuring other entries in future blog posts or catalogs - so stay tuned!

Once upon a time in a dreary, colorless land lived a girl named Uroboros. Since there were no colors in the town of Youghiogheny, where she lived, everyone was sad. One day while collecting drift wood on Kokomo beach, Uro found a piece of beach glass. The pale green of the stone made her smile. This was a very strange and unfamiliar sensation to Uro, but she liked the way it made her feel. Uro searched the beach for more of the beautiful stone. When she had some different colors, she headed home to show her parents. Unfortunately, Uro's father, Van Gogh was not excited by her find, but frightened by something he had never seen before. Not knowing what to think, Van Gogh threw the glass pieces into the fireplace...

The next morning, while cleaning the ashes from the fireplace, Uro purchanced to find the fragments of the beach glass that had fused together into a small orb... She put the orb into her pocket and hurridly finished her chores... That afternoon, Uro went in search of her three best friends, Wissmach, Spectrum and Millefiori and showed them her treasure. The children were amazed at what they were seeing. The four decided that if they collected more of the glass and used one of the many clay bread ovens, they could make beautiful ornaments for the townspeople and that would make the town happy.

Everyday for the next few weeks, the four friends went to Kokomo beach and collected the shards until they felt they had enough.

The next day, after all of the baking had been completed, they set about building a very hot fire one of the ovens. They carefully arranged their finds, color by color on a large flat rock and designed a piece that looked like a half of a horseshoe and put it in the oven. The following morning, they raced to the oven to check their project. Upon opening the door, they witnessed a sight they had never before seen. They could not wait to show all of the parents what they had done.

First they showed Millefiori's mother, Novacan, who oohed and aawed at the beautiful sight. She then followed the children to four more homes where the parents were enamoured by the piece. By the time they reached Uro's father, they were leading a parade of some 30 people, all laughing and smiling.

Uro's father, once again was upset about the unknown and grabbed the glass piece and threw it high into the air. The half horseshoe cut through a cloud and made just enough of a slice, that the sun shown through for the very first time ever.. Caught upon a cloud, the half horseshoe sparkled and glistened in the sunshine, cascading prisms down on the townsfolk.... What a sight it was to behold..And this my friends, was the very first rainbow....

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Julie Bedford

Julie Bedford

Julie graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. She worked as a marketing director and graphic designer before coming to work for Delphi as social media manager. Her mother is an artist and inspired Julie's love for art and creativity at a young age. Her hobbies include writing, crafting and social networking.