rainbows of tinted meeples by Jenefer Ham

I’ve been having fun making my new ‘tinted’ meeples and thought you might enjoy a peek behind the scenes on how they come to life:

tinted-meeples-process by Jenefer Ham

STEP 1, lay out my nakkid meeples. Then sprinkle them with various colors of powdered glass.

STEP 2, veeeeeeery carefully, lift each meeple out of its pile of powdered glass, and arrange them on a shelf which is covered with a sheet of fiberpaper (which keeps the glass from sticking to the ceramic shelf when being fired in the kiln). Then even mooooooooore carefully, place the shelf into the kiln.

STEP 3, fire away! The glass melts together at about 1500 Fahrenheit…keep a close eye on it as it’s easy to over-melt meeples.

STEP 4, anneal the glass as the kiln cools and in the morning open it up to see how it all turned out. Clean the fiber paper off, and don’t breath it in…bad for the ol’ lungs.

STEP 5, visualize how you might make a necklace out of all the lovely new colors!


So, I will be doing my meeple pieces this way in the future. I really like the uniqueness of each meeple! And the infinite variety of mixing the colors this way offers a lot more flexibility because I can sprinkle together custom recipes to suit the specifications of projects, like wedding jewelry.

bracelet rainbows tinted meeples by Jenefer Ham
oooh, pretty! this bracelet is on a sterling silver base and has room for 10 meeples.

I shall be finishing some tinted pieces (like the mockups shown below) for listing in my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks, and also will be bringing them to BGGcon in Dallas May 24-27 28 2019!

And hey, if you’ll be at BGGcon and would like to order glass for hand delivery, please feel free to use the code ADDTOCURRENTORDER when you check out in Etsy. That will delete the shipping fee and I’ll get it wrapped up and look forward to meeting you in Dallas!

blues tinted meeples by Jenefer Ham
There can be color schemes besides rainbow…
rainbows of tinted meeples by Jenefer Ham
Are tinted meeples held on by magic? I wish! But no, they’ll be glued to their findings, and officially attached to the chain with jumprings!

And lastly, my supply of the SOLID meeples is dwindling, so if you prefer a SOLID color for your earrings, jewelry or whatever, feel free to check out my Etsy shop where I still have a good selection. I’ll be taking ALL my meeples with us to Dallas. They’ve been popular at other conventions so I think it’s likely I’ll have very few SOLID ones left after the convention.

But in the meanwhile, the photo below shows the SOLID colors still available:

meeple-bracelet-colors by Jenefer Ham

Thank you for reading all this!  =)

new colorful meeples, and a convention update
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9 thoughts on “new colorful meeples, and a convention update

  • April 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    OMG, how amazing is the bracelet with the 10 meeples??????
    <3 LOVE IT <3
    Truly amazing work! Congratulations!
    Best wishes from Portugal.

  • April 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I love these!!
    I have some of your earrings but I need more.
    Are you coming to the UK Games Expo this year?

    • April 22, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Abby,

      Alas, no, the timing doesn’t work for UKGE. However I will be coming to England in July and am happy to hand carry orders over, and mail from the UK. I talked about the details for this a couple blog posts back, if you have a moment to read a bit more, here is the link https://wp.me/p4LH1T-x9 =) Thanks!

  • April 22, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Looking forward to finally meeting you in person at BGG SPRING in Dallas. The dates however are May 24-27 2019 (your page above says 24-28).

    • April 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      thank you Steve! Corrected =) See you soon!!!

  • April 23, 2019 at 2:32 am

    I love these and am holding out for the new necklaces for Mother’s Day. Will they be posted before then on Etsy? Thanks!

    • April 27, 2019 at 12:57 am

      Hi Geni
      I will be getting them onto Etsy next week!
      Thank you for your enthusiasm =)


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