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Fenton Art Glass Presents. . .
Burmese Basket Internet Special!

Fenton's classic Burmese glass with a Diamond Optic is the perfect canvas
for Kim Barley's vining strawberries and blooms design on this basket.
Kim's lovely handpainted strawberries are surrounded by leaves, blooms
and white polka dot accents. Just 15 baskets were handpainted by 
Kim and she signed and numbered each one 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, etc.
Because of the limited quantity available, we request one basket order per household, please.


The Diamond Optic motif begins with a "spot mould" that creates a lattice pattern when the glass is blown into it. Next, the molten glass is allowed to chill briefly before being reheated in a direct fire furnace called a glory hole. During this reheating (called "warming in"), the raised areas of the lattice pattern acquire the pink blush. Finally the glass is blown into another mould that creates the essential shape of the basket. The process of chilling and reheating takes great skill on the part of the glassworkers involved, and years of experience to master this glassmaking art.


Each basket features the basket handler's mark on either side of the handle. This basket has a fine rib twisted handle. The skilled basket handler has about 25 seconds within which he must accomplish the following: attach a glowing ribbon of molten glass to one side of the basket; deftly twist the rapidly cooling glass; stick it to the other side; impress the base of each side of the handle with his handler's mark, and finally, fashion the handle into a graceful arch. The handler's mark is distinctive and identifies the artisan who created the basket. Collectors enjoy adding their favorite basket handler's creations to their collection.

I514BRHP2 8-1/2'' Burmese Basket Handpainted, Signed & Numbered by Kim Barley $149.00, Just 15 available - one per customer at same address, please.

Just 20 now remain!
Hobstar Blush Rose Iridized
M42733PHM - $35.00

Fenton Factory Clearance Corner. . .

Made with a mould that originated at the Indiana Glass Co. in the early twentieth century, this 5-1/2" tall vase (approximately 5-7/8'' diameter across the widest part) features an elaborate geometric pattern that resembles cut glass (in fact, that was exactly the intent when this item was made in crystal by Indiana Glass about a century ago!). This item now functions perfectly as a vase, but, a century ago, you could turn it over and use it as the base for a matching punch bowl!

The example you see here is Fenton's Blush Rose glass color, and it's been iridized with a special solution of metallic salts to create lots of added sparkle. This pattern is called Hobstar, and was most recently offered as the base for our 42703P Punch Bowl.

Display this versatile piece as a vase with flowers or add a candle for a sparkling candleholder (shown here).

Seasonal Jewelry Designs from Fenton. . .
Handmade in America!

Add a seasonal flair to your Fall fashions with Fenton's handcrafted glass beads! Our latest collection includes the three dimensional Apple Strudel and Last Rose of Summer beads designed by Jena Lane Blair and Autumn Pumpkin Patch, a handpainted bead designed by Truda ''TJ'' Mendenhall. Click here to view our latest Jewelry Collection or click here to view Fenton's new line of Sterling Silver accessories.

Pumpkin Patch


Last Rose
of Summer

Special Savings on Remaining Hummel Stained Glass

We are pleased to offer these beautiful stained glass creations at a 30% discount. The 6-1/2'' Suncatchers and 7'' x 7'' Stained Glass creations pictured here feature designs by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel.

Shown left to right: HM2004 Apple Tree Boy and HM2005 Apple Tree Girl (originally $35, now $24.50 each);
HM2006 Umbrella Boy and HM2007 Umbrella Girl (originally $40, now $28 each - sale ends 9/1).

A talented artist and devoted Franciscan nun, Sister Hummel's artwork is renowned for characteristic simplicity, celebration of innocence and warm reflection on human nature. Her natural, simple, harmonious and sometimes humorous works focus on the essential elements of the unspoiled innocence of childhood. The enduring quality of the art, and the constant reminder that it is 'all about the children' is an appeal to the heart that spawned a worldwide legacy now into its second century. Imported. Please click on each image for details. Click here to view the complete offering of these beautiful stained glass art selections.

Find a Fenton Dealer. . . Though we continue to wind down the factory inventory, many authorized Fenton dealers around the country still have a nice selection of Fenton Art Glass! Click here to find a dealer near you!


Fenton eBay Auctions. . . Here's your opportunity to own a unique Fenton creation, including rare,
one-of-a-kinds and designer samples, through our weekly ebay Auctions! Items featured this week...


Artist Events Featuring Fenton Jewelry Designers Jena Blair and Truda Mendenhall 
Our next Artist Events are going to be in October. If you are going to be near Corning, New York or Zanesville, Ohio please stop by the locations listed below and visit with our jewelry designers! Jena Lane Blair will be demonstrating the art of beadmaking at The Corning Museum of Glass on October 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please contact the museum at (607) 438-5214 for details. Truda ''TJ'' Mendenhall will be demonstrating bead handpainting techniques on October 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Charm of Dresden in Zanesville, Ohio. Please contact them at (740) 754-1525 for details. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and Pinterest!


Fenton Custom Designs for Beads. . .

We have received requests for specially designed beads from many customers. Most designs are "exclusive" to one retailer or organization, so we can not sell them on our website. However, we are providing a list of available Custom Designs. If your group or store is interested in a custom designed bead, please call us for details on this program at 1-800-933-6766, ext. 209.

Shown here is our handpainted ADK bead, an exclusive to Allen's Jewelry in Old Forge, NY. Click here to view the complete list of custom designed beads with contact information for the retailers or organization from whom you may purchase them. Please contact the retailer or organization listed beside each Custom Design bead. . . and be sure to say you saw it mentioned in the Fenton Newsletter!

HOT LINKS. . . Find beautiful Fenton glass selections via our website with these categories:

Fenton Earrings Handmade in USA
Fenton Beads and Earrings

Frequent Buyer Program for Beads

Fenton Beads - Retired List

Internet Specials

Fenton Glass While Supplies Last

Fenton Gift Shop Exclusives
Fenton International - Anniversary Glass
Stained Glass

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