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Robert L is LLM
11-23-2003, 08:45 PM
Hi!

I thought you might like to see what I've been up to. I've been sandwiching .999 fine silver foil with layers of clear and color and fusing the stack into a block. Later when the block has been cooled and cleaned I put it back in the kiln and heat it to 970 degrees F before picking it out and forming a marble in the flame. I also use this technique with mica powder.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2003/15518-11_23Medley.JPG

Here are a couple of close-ups.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2003/15518-P0000120.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2003/15518-P0000088.JPG

MaureenKennedy
11-23-2003, 08:56 PM
What a cool effect on such lovely marbles. How do you manage to keep the silver, silver color? Perhaps you don't have the same problem with boro, assuming those are boro marbles?

Jacinthe
11-23-2003, 08:57 PM
oooooooohhhhhhhhh pretty marbles!
Thats a heck of a lot of marbles.
Thanks very much for the explaination of how you put them together.

Please keep showing us these pretty Balls of Magic!

Hugs from Amazed Holland,
Sarah

rosiescreations
11-23-2003, 09:11 PM
Beautiful!
You have been a busy bee.
What cool effects!

McDuck
11-23-2003, 09:13 PM
Hi Robert, those are lovely! I cant wait to get my ventilation in this friday, maybe I can try marbles again! -Mary

Robert L is LLM
11-23-2003, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by MaureenKennedy
What a cool effect on such lovely marbles. How do you manage to keep the silver, silver color? Perhaps you don't have the same problem with boro, assuming those are boro marbles?

No they are soft glass Maureen. Specifically, Spectrum stained glass. The clear is 'Artique' (A-100). There are three layers of clear over the silver foil. Anything less and the silver starts to disappear in the heat. You can see a little of that in red one along the edge of the silver.

Beth Myers
11-24-2003, 12:29 AM
Hi Robert,
I am impressed!
Beautiful work.
Looking forward to more,
Beth