Fanny Dallaire is a self taught Canadian artist. Born in 1979, she began drawing at the age of 9. Starting with pastel she slowly graduated to watercolor, oil and acrylic. Her favorite mediums are now oil, watercolor and fused glass.
She has taken those fairy tale qualities of childhood and her love of painting and mixed them with the art of fused glass to create art beads that are completely unique and utterly charming.
“This beautiful glass pendant is made up of small pieces of glass fused together at a temperature of nearly 1700 degrees. Each mini work of art is carefully hand made with love and attention to detail in my home studio. All glass pendants are slowly annealed (controlled cooling of the glass) to ensure their strength.”
Okay – did you get that – the pendants aren’t painted – they are tiny pieces of glass fused together to create images. Color me impressed!
Frannie’s storybook work includes birds, animals, floral images and a series of mermaids. She offers them as ready to wear necklaces with silk cord, but there is no reason why you couldn’t use one of her pendants in a beaded creation.
See more of Frannie’s work in her Etsy shop: Art of the Moment.
Wow, right? Yeah, I’m still stunned too!