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Mr. Smiley's Gallery

Mr. Smiley's Gallery

Posted by Mr. Smiley on 6/26/2006
"Glass is a dance with the past, expressed in the present and preserved for the future... Glass is timeless!"

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A bunch of freeform and random boro pendants...

A bunch of freeform and random boro pendants...

I really enjoy just manipulating glass. I find myself at peace when I can play on the torch... capture light inside a piece... bring out colors that reflect the beauty I see around me every day. Life is good.
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A Historic Time

A Historic Time

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A Lily or two...

A Lily or two...

I really like making these sculpted flowers... the shimmer in these is awesome in real life.
(7 images)
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An old favorite... LOVE

An old favorite... LOVE

I thought I'd get tired of making hearts... I've made so many. I couldn't even begin to count... but when I sit down to torch, they happen and I truly enjoy each and every one. I guess there can never be too much love in this world, so I'll keep at it.
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Another Fantasy Masquerade

Another Fantasy Masquerade

This one is 5.1" tall and 4.9" wide...

It was definitely a challenge and I loved every minute! I will be doing more!
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BIG HOLE E-FORMED MADNESS!!!

BIG HOLE E-FORMED MADNESS!!!

I am having so much fun! These are really great beads... I can't wait to see what people do with them!
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BIG holes fun stuff!

BIG holes fun stuff!

More copper cored big holed beads... I love this tech and I've seen it around a lot lately. I'm glad it caught on. ;)
(10 images)
BORO electroformed...

BORO electroformed...

I started electroforming soft glass, because it was easier to etch. Now I've moved on to my native glass... BORO!
(10 images)
Boro flowers and hearts...

Boro flowers and hearts...

I made these flowers for a friend. It was a special order... I also made a few hearts.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Boro hearts

Boro hearts

I am pretty well known for my boro hearts. I figure the world can always use more love...
(11 images, 6 comments)
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BORO JELLIES - with copper tops!

BORO JELLIES - with copper tops!

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Brand new floral implosions...............

Brand new floral implosions...............

Here's a few I did the other day. Just messing around with some new combos.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Conception series...

Conception series...

These are a new series of pendants I came up with. They can symbolize fertility or just a new life. Being renewed is always fun and keeps life fresh.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Dabbling in soft glass sculpture... and electroforming it!

Dabbling in soft glass sculpture... and electroforming it!

These are some soft glass pendants I've been working on lately. I have a love hate relationship with soft glass. I love some aspects and hate the thermal shock! LOL
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Electroform the world project...

Electroform the world project...

I think I may just electroform everything. I love how it turns out and it's so much fun! Keep an eye on your pets and small children. If they get too close to me, they may come home plated. ;)
(10 images, 2 comments)
Electroformed big hole soft glass beads

Electroformed big hole soft glass beads

I recently got into electroforming. I love it and will be doing more. I wanted these to look as if they had been resting on the ocean floor. I was born in the keys and I have a thing for reefs and underwater treasures.
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Event Horizon

Event Horizon

A glass representation of Black Holes...
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EXOTICA electroformed BIG hole bead

EXOTICA electroformed BIG hole bead

I am absolutely in love with this electroforming project. It's such a neat process. Let me know what you think...
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Flower in the making...

Flower in the making...

Ok, so this is kind of a spin off of my masquerade work. I love applying techniques I've figured out to different ideas. I often feed off of one piece into something totally different. I guess living with ADD isn't all bad. At least it's not boring! LOL
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Fun florals!!!

Fun florals!!!

Here's a few things fresh out of the kiln. A standard flower and a new design I've been working on.
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Happy hollow bicone!

Happy hollow bicone!

These are inside out bicones made with clear tubing. the color is on the inside... fun fun fun!
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Healing pendants...

Healing pendants...

I started showing these on lampworketc.com and had an old friend name them. She's had some health problems and she thought one of these may comfort her along her journey. I named them in honor of her struggles and dedicate them to her speedy recovery.
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HEARTS HEARTS HEARTS! All boro all the time...

HEARTS HEARTS HEARTS! All boro all the time...

I love making boro hearts... I love that they sell really well for me. I love that I'm known for something that represents LOVE!
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Implode it!

Implode it!

More fun implosions...
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Implosions!

Implosions!

Here's some floral implosions I made... This is one of my favorite things to teach. I just love 'em! :)
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It's been a while, but here's some new stuff!

It's been a while, but here's some new stuff!

I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Tucson was great! I did well and I can't wait for next year. The people I met were a lot of fun. The glass community is made up of some amazing people. Thanks everyone for supporting us and making my life in glass possible!
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Jellyfish...

Jellyfish...

This is a boro jelly fish I did a while back. It's sold and there probably won't be another. I was just goofing around.
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LOVE

LOVE

A mixture of some boro hearts...
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Love is in the air...

Love is in the air...

I love making boro hearts... I'm glad people like buying them too... LOL
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Masquerade

Masquerade

First time in a while I've played on the torch and just had fun! Thanks Loco!
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Miscellaneous new boro work...

Miscellaneous new boro work...

Woohoo! I've been having fun on the torch!
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Miscellanious fun stuff!

Miscellanious fun stuff!

I'm kind of all over the map with my work. I love trying new things. The world never gets to see most of my work. Aside from having ADD, I'm also a perfectionist. Here is some interesting stuff I've done to keep my mind occupied.
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More hearts...

More hearts...

Here's some more hearts. Some of these have surface decoration or wings...
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More random pendants...

More random pendants...

I've really been having a good time torching lately. I am so in love with glass!
(10 images, 2 comments)
New beads... BORO

New beads... BORO

This is a new technique I've been developing. It's nothing I've seen before. In hand, there's an optical quality to them that's just beautiful... they seem to glow.
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New boro bicone...

New boro bicone...

This is a new technique I'm working on. It may look familiar, but I've never seen a bead completed this way. I'm not letting the cat out of the bag just yet... it's got tons more sparkle than the picture capture. The depth is really nice as well. i can't wait to make more and have folks see them in person!
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Organic soft glass

Organic soft glass

I love to dabble in soft glass... and these are by far my favorite thing to make. There is a metallic sheen in these that just isn't being captured by my camera.
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Signature style Mr. Smiley boro hearts!!!

Signature style Mr. Smiley boro hearts!!!

I love making these... the can never be too much love in the world!
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Soft glass electroformed pendants!

Soft glass electroformed pendants!

I had a good time playing with these... I'm sure I'll be doing more. I really like how they turned out.
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Something different with OPALS!

Something different with OPALS!

I'll try to get better pics of the blue band and the fire in these opals... there's so much shimmer in the cobalt band... I love layering the new sparkles under transparents. The light play is awesome, but hard to capture in pics.
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THE BEAST WITHIN US ALL! LOL

THE BEAST WITHIN US ALL! LOL

I have no idea what to name this organic piece... it's so friggin cool though.
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The puckered prince!

The puckered prince!

Ok, if this thing gets nominated, I'm gonna have serious doubts about your sanity. This is a gold fumed set of lips, from a mold I bought... yeah, I don't think it looks like lips either! LOL

I'm gonna market them as something other than lips... wish me luck!
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Twisted implosions!!!

Twisted implosions!!!

These are so hot in person. I wish I could show you video of the pieces moving.
(10 images, 1 comment)
Two more BIG holed beads... electroformed of course. ;)

Two more BIG holed beads... electroformed of course. ;)

These holes are about a half inch... I can't wait to see what customers do with them. I love making beads that spark creativity in jewelry designers. I can see these with fiber or multi-strand designs... even just thrown on a chain.
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Under the sea treasure!

Under the sea treasure!

This piece came from the depths of my mind... it's got some coral growth and everything! LOL
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Will the boro heart madness ever end?

Will the boro heart madness ever end?

This is the last of 'em for today...
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Yes, there are even more boro jellyfish swiming around this place!

Yes, there are even more boro jellyfish swiming around this place!

These are so much fun and folks seem to like them. I think I'll keep making them! LOL
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 Artist:   Mr. Smiley  Contact Artist 
Mr. Smiley
I've enjoyed my exploration through glass very much. For me, it's about the process. The pieces of work I sell are a record of the dances I've performed with my torch. Every dance is different... variety is the spice of life!

Brent Graber
Orlando FL  
www.brentgraber.com


Comments
  • Madnesssr
    Inspiration
    Madnesssr: Your work is stunning and so inspirational. I love the electroformed beads!
    1/27/2007 7:53 AM
  • That Bead Girl
    i need!
    That Bead Girl: i want! i must have a healing pendant...please oh please...kick that ADD into high gear and make some more beautiful art for sale!

    -amber
    the bead lounge
    1/31/2007 12:05 AM
  • Ben Burton
    Your work is Beautiful Mr Smiley!!!
    Ben Burton: Keep it coming!!! Your color use is excellent and the photo's pop!!!! I'd love to see some of your work in person.... Headed to Wheaton perhaps??

    Aloha!
    4/30/2007 9:03 PM

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