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Issue #025 - Scrap Glass
September 30, 2010

Hot Out of the Kiln

September 30, 2010


Hot Out of the Kiln brings you the latest information, ideas, and resources for your glass fusing experience. If you like this newsletter, please forward it to share it with your friends.

In this Issue of Hot Out of the Kiln:

1. Feature Article
2. Quote of the Month
3. Submit an Article or Tutorial
4. Tips and Tricks
5. Additions to Site
6. What's Happening

Feature Article - Scrap Glass

Scrap glass is abundant when glass fusing. I don’t know about you, but I save every tiny piece of glass when cutting out my projects. I am actually compulsive about this.

These tiny pieces are great for adding little pops of color as an embellishment, or mixing them up to create some colorful varieties of glass frit blends. I also like to overlap larger pieces to create unique art glass cabochons and donuts. Bigger pieces are also fantastic for fusing inside the kiln and turning into dots or blobs for decorating or turning into tiny eyes.

As we all know all fusible glass is very expensive, especially dichroic glass. Saving these pieces is a must and a cost wise investment. My local glass store actually sells glass scrap by the bag. The glass is discounted because it is scrap. Check out your local supplier to see if they offer something similar.

Storing them can be a little daunting as the colors get mixed together. Being I am creative and not neat this can cause some problems when trying to find just the right color and size. I have a bad habit of just tossing them altogether in one large container in my craft closet.

When it does come a time when I use these pieces, I generally place them in a pot on top of the stove. The pot is then filled with water and I boil the pieces to remove any old debris. Once boiled the tiny pieces are placed on a paper towel to dry. This works especially well with those almost microscopic pieces I collect.

How do you use your scrap glass? How do you store them? How do you clean them? Let us know so we can share your insight with others.

Quote of the Month

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Submit an Article or Tutorial

Do you have a great glass fusing article or tutorial that you would like to share? We are inviting submissions of articles or tutorials for the web site. The articles will become permanent on the site once approved and a link back to your website or blog can be included in the submission. Helping and sharing with others is a great way to assist others in learning information and techniques about glass fusing. You can add so much to the site with your knowledge and experiences.

If you have a web site or blog, then you know how important links are to get your site noticed by those search engines. A back link to your site will not only boost the search engine ranking, but assist in bringing traffic to your site.

For more information and submission, check out Submit Your Article.

Tips and Tricks

Dichroic glass should always be cut on the non-coated side to avoid scratching the coating.

Additions to the Site

09/08/10 – Craft Fair Booth

09/11/10 – Art Glass Supplies

09/12/10 – Embossing Stamps

09/17/10 – Free Patterns for Stained Glass

09/20/10 – Homemade Tools

09/21/10 – Fused Glass Supplies

09/28/10 – Delphi Stained Glass

09/29/10 – Create for Less

What's Happening - CBS Dichroic Glass Sale

On Sunday, October 17th, 2010, Coatings by Sandberg, Inc (CBS) is having a large sale. The times are from 8:00 am until noon. They are located at 628 Eckhoff in Orange, California. Unfortunately the sale is for walk-ins only and they don’t accept phone orders. So, if you are in the area, be sure to mark your calendars!

They will be offering one-of-a-kind sheets of glass, exotic colors, various pre-packaged items, experimental colors, off color sheets of glass, over stocked items, and unique patterns from the testing department. This is one sale you are going to want to attend!

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