Fused glass, cookie cutters

•July 8, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Well, I was in the mood to experiment, but not in the mood to do my homework.  I remembered someone on my Fused Glass group saying you could melt glass in stainless steel without fiber paper, and I also recalled someone using cookie cutters.

Well, they can SLUMP in stained glass without any protection.  Lower temps.

So basically I melted the glass and stuck it to the mold.

One I could get out, the other I just made the mold part of the design.

Should have done my homework!

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Meditation sketch

•July 5, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Sometimes I do these just to relax.IMG_8040

Melted bottles and mason jars

•July 3, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Once you get a kiln you kinda start wondering what all you can melt!

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Luminescent angel wing

•July 1, 2019 • 1 Comment

I wanted to use luminescent glass to create a fused angel wing.  This type of glass requires either being covered with kiln paper or being fired face down.  I think it’s more shimmery face down, so I built the wing wrong-side up!
Interesting challenge!

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Hit it with a tack fuse and I am happy with the results!

Upgraded fused cactus

•June 29, 2019 • 1 Comment

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I changed the moss at the bottom to burlap and added an extra arm and some fancies.  Just dressed them up a little.

Little fused bowl fail

•June 27, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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My fused bowl kinda blew up.  I don’t really know why–someone on a forum I asked suggested it might have been dense white, which does that…okay…

Emu Egg Engraving: Dragon

•June 25, 2019 • 2 Comments

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I received this lovely emu egg, and thought, I need to make something cool out of it!  This is the natural color!
So I fired up my Foredom flex shaft and went to work!

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I started light, since I wasn’t sure how it was going to go.

The egg has some un-even-ness, so it was a bit of a challenge.  Plus, hold without squeezing!

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Just in case you were wondering, this is how emu compares with ostrich.  I had painted mine black because it had some crappy painting on it and I planned on painting something else over it.  I may try the flex shaft on it anyway.

I was very pleased with the results!