Business Card Holder

Another simple and useful project is constructing and making a business card holder.

These can be made out of single pieces of glass, or assemble your pieces and fuse before making the name card holders.

Sophisticated and elegant or funky and fun, these can be customized to your look and design.

You can construct these as elaborate or simple pieces, depending what look you are going for in your final product.

Turn each one into a personalized holder.

Add a name or object that reflects the recipient.

Choose colors that match the color scheme of the business card.

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Materials needed:

  • 2 base pieces of glass (square–4”x4”)
  • Scrap glass
  • Kaiser Lee Board
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Shelf paper
  • Kiln
  • Directions:

    Taking the two 4” x 4” square pieces, assemble a design.

    Once you have your design, place the piece on your prepared kiln shelf.

    Fire the piece to a full fuse or tack fuse depending on the desired outcome.

    Allow the piece to cool to room temperature.

    Using the Kaiser Lee Board, cut a piece that is about 5 ½” x 2” x 1”.

    Place this piece in your kiln.

    Place a piece of shelf paper over the block. The shelf paper will help release the glass from the mold.

    Take your cooled fused piece and place it on the board.

    Try to place it evenly; making sure that one end is shorter than the other side.

    This uneven placement will give you the front and back of your holder.

    Since the glass has been fired before and is thick, you will want to warm up the piece slowly in the kiln.

    I would suggest around 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Once it reaches around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, soak it for about 10 minutes.

    Now ramp it up as fast as possible to around 1300 degrees Fahrenheit.

    This won’t take long, because the piece is already hot, so watch it carefully.

    Once the piece has slumped to the desired look, crash cool it to around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Anneal and cool.

    Remove the piece and wash to remove any kiln paper residue.

    Now sit back and admire your piece.

    If desired, you could add marble legs for stability.

    Think of all the people you could make these for, friends, family, doctor, someone starting a new job, etc.

    Get creative and design these glass business card holders for your world of people.



    Bottle Business Card Holder



    For a really unusual and unique business card holder, try making one out of a fused bottle.

    You will need to flatten the bottle first.

    Then place the flattened bottle over your mold and slump into a distinctive card holder.




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