Glass fusing part sheets are a great way to add interesting elements to your pieces. They can be used in so many ways. It all comes down to your creativity.
In this glass fusing tutorial I will cover just one method to make a part sheet. It is simple, but very flexible and gives you many choices as far as colour combinations etc. The method is strip construction.
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I just love making glass art, and I especially love adding a little something extra to the pieces I make. This fused glass bowl has that litte extra, though it may not be obvious at first glance.
In this fused glass project you may have to look twice to get the message, but it is there and if you make one similar you will love the surprise comments from others when they have a second look.
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Don’t you just love fused glass pattern bars? They are so versatile. You can slice them up and use them in so many projects. And the possible patterns are endless.
This post shows how I made a simple red, white and blue pattern bar.
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The Moh’s hardness scale refers to scratch hardness. The resistance of one mineral to be scratched by another.
Friedrich Mohs (1773-1839), a Viennese mineralogist, introduced the term scratch hardness. The scale ranges from the softest at 1 through to the hardest at 10. Gemstones with a hardness of 1 and 2 are considered to be soft, from 3 to 5 medium, with 6 and over considered to be hard.
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Some of the gemstone names we commonly use can be very confusing, and often costly to those unaware. For example, ‘Indian Jade’ is actually Aventurine, a form of quartz. The reference to ‘Jade’ is confusing and simply incorrect.
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If you didn’t make it to the Cobb & Co Handmade Under the Stars artisan twilight markets, sadly, you missed out on a fantastic evening.
We were at the market last year and were very happy with the event on that occasion. There was a great turn out then, even though it rained, but this year has exceeded our expectations.
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Hey Everyone. We will be at the Handmade Under the Stars twilight market to the Cobb & Co museum here in Toowoomba. This is a fantastic market for handmade goods so please drop in and come say hello.
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On Saturday 22 September we were at the CUA Community Hub for their market for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Such a great day. The staff at CUA went all out to decorate the Hub with a great theme for the carnival.
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We have to thank them immensely for their efforts and congratulate them on the day.
Yes, I know. Why haven’t we posted anything much recently. It’s coming.
Been very busy trying to get our site and social media accounts working better.
Have spent time in developing the Supplies section of our store here. Listing cabochons and making it synch with our Etsy store. Many more supplies to come.
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Just want to summarise for you what we have been doing over the last couple of months. Believe me, there has be a lot of that proverbial water go under our bridge. Some crystal clear and good, some not so much. But that’s life and we move on.
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MOTHERS DAY SALE – 20% OFF EVERYTHING
Just want to let you know we will be at the CUA Showcase area in Ruthven Street next week from Tuesday 8, May through to Friday 11 May.
You can find us by walking through the CUA or off the lane from Ruthven Street through to the Waltons Stores. We will have A-frame signs in the lane and Ruthven Street.
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We make sure our glass products, Glass Art and Jewellery features, have all been carefully annealed to ensure strength and long life. However, you should care for Glass Art as it is still glass and misuse can result in damage.
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