Some inspiration for you - Dianne Sonnenberg
I have been taking a fused glass class; just finished up this week. It was at Helios Glass in northwest Austin. Next door to Helios is Artisan Glass. I got there early enough to peek in at Artisan and Dianne Sonnenberg had some beautiful pieces hanging there. One is a mermaid that is stunning!! I posted a photo of one of her pieces on my blog. Please go check it out; you will love it!
Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's blog (with photo I referred to)