Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Scrapbooking? Card Making - Paper Crafts? Combine Your Hobbies

So many of you wrote to ask for directions / instructions for this card. Two readers are using the template to create a Blenko quilt - thank you to Diane of California for the card and instructions.


For the crafty bloggers. Online resources are available as follows:

The basic square pattern for the layout of the different papers can be found online at http://www.origami-resource-center.com/iris-folding-square.html

The instructions on how to lay out the papers is at http://www.origami-resource-center.com/iris-folding.html

To create your water bottle template, print a picture of a water bottle, and cut it out. Make sure the inside dimensions of the cut out are the same size as your basic square template. You can increase or decrease the size of the template or the photo you cut out as suits you. Mine is 2 ¾” square. Trace the shape onto your cardstock, and cut it out. You will lay the card face down on your layout pattern, and temporarily tape it in place. Cover the neck of the bottle with a folded piece of solid colored paper, putting the fold at the edge of the square layout. Follow the instructions to fill in the square.

Once you have your bottle filled in, you can mount it on a card, frame it, or whatever suits your artistic needs.

Good luck!



Anonymous said...

No one in our groups has successfully commented in 8 or 9 days.
Please have this fixed.
Sally Beam

Anonymous said...

This is a classic

susan said...

What happen with the article Tammy Kosla was writing?
What happen with the Varation story you were going to post?
What happen with photos of this collection {varation} I want to purchase and need to have images.
Thank you for always appropriate Blenko information.
My next question is comments, my comments are no appearing. I do not often bad mouth the Blenko staff or employees
I always speak only of glass
I do not understand the selection process for comments.
Please let us know the process now to comment.
Thank you
Also any news and updates about Blenko events are welcome.
You once mentioned a meeting in Weston when is this? Appalachain Market Glass? meeting?
We want to attend everything that is a weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on this,

Anonymous said...

I can not wait to start this.

Anonymous said...

O O O O O O this is more difficult than I thought.
Like making glass windows.
I may decide to purchase.
Diane have you thought abut a side line of cards to be offer at Blenko VC?
Terry E

susan said...

Now I want to do another
this could become addictive,
Diane did you do any other Blenko shape?

Dr.BOB said...

Off to the craft shop we go.

Anonymous said...

Artworks in Oldtown
Wheeling, (304)233-7540
Artist cooperative in Wheeling's North Main Street area, housed in a Victorian former grocery store.

Brooke Glass Company
Wellsburg, (304)737-3461, (304)737-0619 (tours)
A glass manufacturing plant has operated here along the Ohio River since 1879. Specialties include lamp and lighting fixture parts, candle accessories and colored glass.

Carriage House Glass
Wheeling, at Oglebay, (304)243-4000
Featuring glass made in more than a dozen West Virginia plants. Lower floor features museum collection and glass blowing.

Centre Market
Wheeling, (304)234-3878
One of the oldest market houses in the country, with dining and specialty shops.

Fostoria Company
Wheeling, (304)233-4351
This outlet features West Virginia stemware, lead crystal, colored casual stemware and gift, table and dinnerware.

The Gift Shop & Factory Glass Outlet
Wheeling, (304)233-0660
Features West Virginia glass and a wide range of collectibles. Specialties include Fenton, Blenko and Pilgrim glass.

Homer Laughlin China Company
Newell, (304)387-1300
Creators of the brightly colored, collectible Fiesta Ware, the company reintroduced the popular line in 1986. Tours and factory outlet on premises.

Wheeling Artisan Center
Wheeling, (304)232-1810
Beautifully restored historic industrial building featuring the Nail City Brewing Company and Restaurant. Second floor houses the Wymers General Store/Museum and Industrial Heritage exhibits. Also offers retail crafts and collectibles with demonstration areas for working artisans.