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Issue #87 - Copper Glass Stand
October 30, 2015

Hot Out of the Kiln

October 2015

Thank you for all the emails offering support and encouragement during this period of my life.

They were greatly appreciated and really helped a lot.

My mother passed away peacefully in her sleep last weekend, on October 25th.

Consequently, I haven’t been doing much at the moment.

I am taking time to process everything and to deal with my emotions.

Therefore, I am going to keep this e-zine short this month.

The Winter 2015 issue of the e-magazine is presently in the proof reading stage and will be available at the end of November.

You can locate the Fall 2015 issue of the Fused Glass Projects e-magazine on the website.

Until next month…keep it hot!

Con





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




Copper Glass Stand

A copper glass stand is a great way to display fusing projects that have an uneven bottom.

Copper tubing is used to form the glass display stand.

This piece started out as a drop ring design, but it never slumped enough to flatten out the bottom of the piece.

Even though it had not slumped down far enough, I really liked the piece and wanted to place it on a stand.

I purchased several stands, but none of them was the right fit for this piece.

Then, I saw where someone had made a display stand for their bowl out of copper piping and I thought that this would be exactly what I wanted for this project.

I purchased the copper piping and a copper tube cutter.

Using the copper tube cutter I quickly cut the copper.

A screw driver and a little muscle was used to bend and cure the copper tube.

You can leave the ends as they are, or purchase copper caps to place on each of the ends.

The ones that I purchased were a little small for my particular pipe, so I do need to return them and purchase the correct size.



QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

"One of the nice things about being busy is it makes you focus on what's important to you and how you use your time."



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.




READER QUESTION:

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Hello. You have a very helpful website. I am a novice glass student and have read your review on painting on glass with various pens. I can buy the pilot and sharpies in the UK but I cannot buy a fluid writer or enamel pens. Do you think that my china painting enamels (powder form) will be usable on glass. I normally fire in a small kiln for china to a temperature of around 785-800 and if they are usable can I mix them with Aloe Vera gel or my regular mineral oils that I use for china painting? Hope to hear from you soon.

Carole



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How would you respond to Carole’s question?

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:

A craft knife or Exacto knife is great for cutting out the exact size of thin fire for your particular piece.




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!

Thanks!



WHAT’S NEW:

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.



Bullseye

  • New Classes at Bullseye


  • Delphi Glass

  • New Fusing Supplies


  • Coatings by Sandberg

  • New Dichroic Glass Products


  • Slumpy”s

  • Slumpy’s What’s New


  • PRODUCT REVIEW:

    G S Hypo Cement

    Someone had suggested G S Hypo Cement for attaching bails to fused glass pendants, so I thought I would give it a try to see how well it works.

    I was really impressed with the holding power of this glue.

    I have used it on a couple of projects and they are securely holding.

    It has a needle nose with a tiny wire that keeps the glue from drying in the tube.

    It can only be applied a little at a time, which can be great for small projects.

    I did find it a little difficult putting the wire back into the nose of the tube.

    I have read that it takes about a week for the glue to cure, so it would not be good for anything that you needed right away.




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    Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I would love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

    See you next month…

    Con


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