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Issue #82 - 4 Panel Display Stand
May 29, 2015
Hot Out of the Kiln
I wanted to start out by thanking everyone who wrote such inspiring and thoughtful messages about my mother, and to update you on the situation.
I have been calling her about every other day, because I didn’t want to tire her out, since she was having such a hard time breathing.
Well, today, she has informed me that they have taken her off of hospice!
She sounds like her old self, and is feeling much better.
She sure gave us all a scare and a wake-up call to the fact that she will not be with us forever.
I haven’t been myself for the past month, with everything that was going on, but am back on track now and continuing to move forward.
Mold Making 101 Webinar
Next month, I will be having a webinar called, "Mold Making 101".
It will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 pm (Pacific Time).
The charge for this webinar will be $40.00.
It will cover mold making techniques such as; silicone molds, ceramic bisque, Kaiser Lee Board, and Castalot.
Each individual type will be demonstrated.
There will be a question and answer period after each procedure is exhibited.
If you have always wanted to create unique molds, or are tired of paying high prices for these vessels, this webinar is for you!
Mark your calendar and join us for this educational experience.
To sign up for this event, click here.
Summer 2015 E-Magazine
The Summer 2015 issue of the e-magazine is now available and can be purchased by clicking here.
Here is a sneak preview of what is in this current issue:
$7.00 Downloadable PDF File
$8.00 + shipping - CD with PDF Format on Disk
Letter from the Editorby Connie Brown
Table of Contents
Glass Painted Clipartby Connie Brown
Free clipart can be found on the internet, or by purchasing clipart books. Connie demonstrates how easily these images can be painted to create some unique glass fusing projects.
Raku Melts in Abstract Glassby Cynthia Ann Swan
Cynthia takes Boyce's Raku premise, and forged new ground with it, creating a process she calls “Raku Melts”. This approach combines the chemistry of Boyce's Raku process, with a rule-breaking, rebel technique that exploits the fluid qualities of melting glass, and orchestrates a dance partnership between the glass flow, the kiln, and herself.
Cracked American Flagby Gaege Rivera
This Cracked American Flag is a quick and easy project for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. There are only a few materials necessary to complete the project.
Glass Expo 2015by JaimeLynn Hunter
JaimeLynn shares her experience in the recent Glass Expo with pictures and a description of her adventure.
Glass Paste in Candy Moldsby Linda Steider
Linda demonstrates how candy molds can be used to create some interesting 3-D projects for glass fusing.
Grand Kid Funby Richard Wood
Supervised interaction with the Grand kids can not only introduce them to the world of fused glass, but provide an afternoon of bonding.
Layers Pendantby Susan McGarry
Susan shares her creative way of making these layered pendants. The key to this technique is using many layers of glass.
Dichroicby Tiffany Parham
What is Dichroic and what do the two colors mean? Tiffany shares her insight to this colorful type of fusing glass.
Combing Glassby Tiffany Pinero
Combing glass is a special technique used when fusing glass to get unusual effects. Tiffany walks us throught this hot technique.
Tips and TricksReaders have shared some helpful tips and tricks in glass fusing. Assist others by submitting your suggestions for firing glass, items not normally used for glass fusing, or other helpful tips and tricks.
Shaping Glass - Once fired, some pieces need coldworking to achieve the desired shape and size.
Glass Fusing Supplies
Until next month…keep it hot!
1. Feature Article
2. Quote of the Month
3. Glass Fusing Books and DVDs
4. Reader Question
5. Tips and Tricks
6. Share the Site
7. What's New
8. Product Review
4 Panel Display Stand
Have you seen the 3 Panel Display Stands at Slumpy’s?
I have seen a few projects using this type of frame, and it gives the appearance of depth, because of the various layers.
Being that I am a do-it-yourself individual, I went about thinking of different ways I could make a stand that would hold and support several layers of glass.
I love buying new toys, and Harbor Freight is one of my favorite stores.
I wanted to make my glass fusing frame out of wood, so I purchased some wood and a router.
To practice with the router, I went to Home Depot to purchase some scrap wood.
While waiting for the employee to cut up some of the scrap wood for me, I wandered around the isles filled with lumber.
Low and behold I found this piece of hardwood Fluted Casting, and even though it had 4 individual slots, I knew it would be perfect for this project.
Purchase the Hardwood Fluted Casting from Home Depot.
Using a miter box and hand saw cut the wood at a 45 degree angle to any desired size.
I cut one piece about 10 inches and then mitered the ends so that they would fit together with the other cut pieces.
I cut the other two pieces about 5 inches and mitered the edges.
Using the sand paper, the edges were sanded to take off any rough spots and to remove any debris.
Wood glue was then applied to all of the 45 degree angled edges and the fused glass frame was assembled.
Once the glue was dried, a screwdriver was used to attach the zinc plated flat corner braces to give it added support.
I put on rubber gloves and used a clean rag to apply the wood stain.
A spray sealant was then applied to finish off the project.
Now to start cutting glass to design my 4D project.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
Have you been wanting to learn the hot craft of glass fusing, but don't know where to begin?
Whether you enjoy watching movies to learn the techniques, or having a book to refer to as you learn, these learning tools will assist you in your progress.
If you don't have access to glass fusing classes, or want to learn some of the techniques that are not generally taught at these instructional settings, look no further.
I am trying to add new and exciting information all the time, and these learning materials are the newest items added to the site to help others learn glass fusing procedures.
To view or purchase any of the DVDs, Books, E-books or Downloadable Movies, click here.
TIP - If downloading any of the downloadable movies, keep in mind that they are very large files.
If you purchase and want to download any of these large files, you might consider using a product like the Free Download Manager.
It is a free product that needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer.
It will increase the download speed and decrease the time required to download the product.
Hi there, I am new to fusing glass and have a couple questions for you. I recently fired a set of coasters, and ended up with significant bubbles. Between the top and base piece I had sandwiched confetti. Could refiring the piece allow the bubbles to dissipate or am I courting disaster there. Now if I used them to slump over a mold could that be a way to save the piece.
Thanks for your help.
Can you assist Kathy with this issue? Your responses will not only assist Kathy, but others who might have the same problem.
Responses help others in finding answers to their fusing questions. Do you have any other suggestions or hints that would benefit other glass fusing explorers? Share your comments and suggestions with our readers. Thank you!
TIPS AND TRICKS:
Place small pieces of glass or frit at the edge between larger glass layers. This will hold the edge up and allow trapped air to escape.
SHARE THE SITE:
Clicking on the "Share this page" button at the bottom of your favorite pages will enable you to come back to your preferred pages and help others find interesting and exciting information.
Please help share the site with others!
Do you have an upcoming event or new product that you would like others to know about? Drop us a quick e-mail and once approved, it will be place in the next e-zine.
Coatings by Sandberg
Glastar RINGSTAR Running Pliers
I love tools, and from what I have heard about these running pliers, they are a must for running difficult scores, like curves or circles.
This tool is a little on the pricy side, but from what I have seen and heard, it is well worth the cost.
Like any new tool, it takes practice to achieve consistent results.
They can be placed from any direction as long as you can reach the score.
There is a viewing window that is placed on top of the score line, which assists in making sure that the score line is centered.
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