Friday, February 27, 2009

Testing firing thin fire in glass

originally uploaded by getglassy.
I put thin fire between color glass and capped with clear. I put chads under the clear to vent.
As you can see in the yellow one the chads left their mark.

In the top 3 I cut shapes, triangles, square and an arrow. They didn't hold their shape.
In the bottom 2 I used glassline paint on the thin fire. It didn't hold the shape that well either but where the paint was it didn't crinkle up too much. They were all fused at full fuse.
In the blue one the thin fire popped through the clear cap.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My New Store GetGlassySupplies

Last summer, just before the accident with my computer chair, I was lucky to run across a deal of a lifetime. A friend of a friend of a friend - let me know about a bent-lamp business that hadn't been active since the 80's. They had a warehouse full of glass and lamp parts and most important a BIG kiln.

Besides my new big boy kiln I was able to pick up boxes and boxes of brass stampings, bevels and stained glass.

The most exciting find in the boxes were Murano Glass bead fringe from the 70's & 80's.
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