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Bronwen Heilman Marbles For Sale (Sold Out)

Bronwen is one of the world's most renowned bead makers, and has been celebrated worldwide for her whimsical creations that can be worn as jewelry, etc. And NOW we marble collectors can share that talent of hers as well, as she has turned her formidable creativity towards the spherical side of glass! Very few soft glass artists will take on the challenge of making marbles, as the soft moretti glass just is not as easy to get into nice spherical form as compared to boro. But Bronwen was up to the challenge, and I am SO glad she was!

Bronwen is most known for her artistic faces she 'paints' with glass, and that is what you will see in most of her marbles as well. She mixes up her own glass enamels, using 5 different brands in powder form to get the color saturation just right. She then goes through a multi-step process of painting with these enamels (cold) and kiln firing to get the image created, and THEN she has to take that image and turn it into a marble - quite a lengthy process. The end result, as you will see, is FANTASTIC!

Many of her marbles incorporate glow glass in them. The glow glass is SO cool - it gets charged up with regular light (or even faster with black light) just like any other glow material, and then when you turn all of the lights off, it continues to glow in the dark. I love turning the light off at night in my black light cabinet and seeing the glow glass marbles continue to shine away. Really cool glass!! There are several different colors of glow glass. The glowing pictures you see in the galleries below were taken with zero light.

Make sure you get Bronwen into your collection, her work is as unique as it comes!

Please click on a gallery to see more images of each marble and to purchase available marbles. I ship worldwide.

Global Canvas Size: 1.00 Price: SOLD
:: "Global Canvas" Size: 1.00" Price: SOLD ::
Buddy Size: 1.23 Price: SOLD
:: "Buddy" Size: 1.23" Price: SOLD ::
Joanie Size: 1.10 Price: SOLD
:: "Joanie" Size: 1.10" Price: SOLD ::
Sarah Size: 1.06 Price: SOLD
:: "Sarah" Size: 1.06" Price: SOLD ::
Meg  Size: 1.43  Price: SOLD
:: "Meg" Size: 1.43" Price: SOLD ::
Emily Size: 1.01 Price: SOLD
:: "Emily" Size: 1.01" Price: SOLD ::
Betty Size: 1.25 Price: SOLD
:: "Betty" Size: 1.25" Price: SOLD ::