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Issue #052 - Glass Lace
January 01, 2013

Hot Out of the Kiln

December 31, 2012

The holiday season is behind us, and obviously we all survived the predicted end of the world again. I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Chilly days and cold nights are great times for warming up the home with a hot kiln.

What are you creating this new year?

I am currently working on a project for the next issue of the Fused Glass Projects magazine.

Glass fusing offers so many creative ways to maneuver glass, and this new project is one I am hoping everyone enjoys.

The new projects are beginning to come in and I am already organizing them for publication.

The Winter issue of the Fused Glass Projects magazine has been receiving great reviews.

If you haven’t purchased the Winter issue yet,, it can be purchased by clicking here.

If you would like to submit an article and have it included in a future issue, please contact us. We already have a few individuals working on writing articles for the next issue.

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


Glass Lace


Do you love the elegant look of fine lace?

Have you tried making fused glass lace inside your kiln?

Materials

  • Template
  • Frit
  • Kiln Paper
  • Kiln Shelf
  • Kiln
  • Create and cut out your template. I have used a simple circle for my template.

    Place Kiln paper on kiln shelf.

    Lay template on top of kiln paper.

    Gently sprinkle frit into open space of template. Create a nice even layer of frit.

    Using finger move frit around until there are a few open spaces.

    Remove template leaving just the frit on the paper.

    Close kiln lid or door.

    Heat kiln to about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit and then shut off kiln. Since the frit is thin it will pull up and create gaps in the final piece

    Once the kiln has reached room temperature, it can be safely opened to view the lace.

    Since lace is thin and fragile, it is recommended that it be fused onto another piece of glass to give it stability.




    "Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions." - Earl Gray Stevens

    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: ----------------------------------------

    Hi Connie,

    I would like to fix some of my fused glass items to a painted wooden board to show them off a little better !! The sizes range from 30cm x 5cm to 20cm x 30cm so the glass is quite heavy. My trouble is finding a really strong glue that dry's clear, that can hold these glass weights for longer than a few day's !!. Do you have any idea's or advice. Also this site is amazing ! Thank you for sharing so much, as a learner it's invaluable, as I can't afford lot's of expensive courses.

    Very best wishes

    Bev D

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    Do you have a particular glue that would help Bev? Any suggestions, please let us know. Thanks!

    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. Thanks!




    Mesh screens can be used to sort frit. Place the largest mesh on top and the smallest mesh on the bottom to sort the frit from largest to smallest.


    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!

    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


  • Frit


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    Frit comes in a variety of color and sizes.

    From painting to embellishing, this versatile material has so very many usages! It can be used alone or with other fusible glass.

    Purchase it from your local glass supplier, on-line, or make your own out of scraps of glass.

    Mix colors to create unique accents on your glass, or enhance a design.

    There are endless possibilities for using frit.

    I like taking scraps of glass, cleaning it thoroughly and then mixing it together to make blends for pendants or other works of art.

    What is your favorite way to use frit?




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    And, thank you for signing up for the newsletter. If you know anyone else that might like to receive it please let them know. They can either visit the site and sign up, or send me an email at connie@glass-fusing-made-easy.com.

    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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