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07-12-2002, 06:56 AM
Just wondering if any of you have any experience with making jewelry by just fusing. I have played with this a little, but have some questions and would like to be able to ask someone with some experience. Any help is appreciated.
07-12-2002, 09:33 AM
Hi there, I fuse dichroic glass for jewelry, if you will e-mail me off line I will help you all I can, it is a lot of fun and lots of suprises when you open the kiln.
07-12-2002, 10:45 AM
That's how I started in hot glass, but I used a technique I've not really seen elsewhere, prefusing small pieces then fusing them together to make lace designs
Those were made in a very small kiln, a small ceramic piece that you can put in a microwave oven and will concentrate the heat inside to melt the glass.
07-12-2002, 03:08 PM
Anne those are beautiful!
Pan I was also wondering about fusing...but so far haven't tried it. I did see some good information on another site:
Let us know if try it out!
07-12-2002, 03:12 PM
Anne, I love your flowers!
07-13-2002, 06:38 AM
Thanks so much everyone, I will check the link for info, and Rhona, you should have an email form me! Love this forum!
07-13-2002, 07:37 AM
Anne, love your flowers. Maybe I will try something with some pieces of glass I have around here.
Mike E etc
07-13-2002, 09:40 AM
I used to look askance at fused glass:evil: however after a couple dope slaps to the back of my head I have been inspired by some of the great work that can be done with fusing. I know a couple who do large installations of fused glass.
Anne, your pieces are really cool, they remind me of a transparent enameling process where the glass enamels are fused in wire openings. It is a French term?
07-13-2002, 12:08 PM
I would like info on fused glass. Can anyone recommend a good book? I would also like a few tips on slumping and fusing.
Anne, I love your flowers. Can you tell how you would go about doing that? Thanks :cat:
07-13-2002, 12:13 PM
I love the flowers. What a great idea!. The creativity never ceases to amaze me.
07-13-2002, 12:27 PM
Anne- those lovely little fused pendants are great. Tell me the name of the little microwaveable kiln, if you have it available...
07-14-2002, 03:29 PM
Sorry for the late reply, I've been away for a few days.
The only supplier for the small microwave kiln as far as I know is in Switzerland. Their website is http://www.creative-glass.com
I regularly get questions from people who've seen those on my web site and say that they cannot find those kilns anywhere.
The way I did that is to cut tiny pieces of glass and pre-fuse them to round them, playing with the surface tension vs the size of the piece to get the shape I want. It's easy to do with the microwave as it takes about 3-4 min to melt the glass. Then I assemble them and fuse them together. Again, it takes a lot of attention, as it can melt down to a blob in less than 30 s. Pieces are annealed afterwards in a big kiln.
09-02-2007, 06:19 AM
You can now get microwave kilns in England from Creative Glass Guild of Bristol, the site is http://www.creativeglassguild.co.uk
Theres 2 sizes available 3 inch and 4 inch and they work in a normal household microwave.
09-02-2007, 06:20 AM
Sorry, further to this here is a direct link to the Creative Glass Guild Fusing page with the Microwave kilns on:
09-02-2007, 09:07 AM
One of my manufacturers contacted me a few weeks ago. They will be putting the fiber microwave kiln back out on the market soon. I will let you know when they have them.
Be very careful with them. You can get badly burnt.
09-27-2007, 11:01 AM
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