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Announcing New Unique Parti Gems™ Cabochons

Parti GemsJust want to let everyone know we have now opened a new website and store for a new line of premium unique and beautiful cabochons we are calling Parti Gems.

These have been in development for a while as we refined the process to make them, but we are now satisfied they are right for release. Though stay tuned for more development.

Parti GemsWe have a whole new website called PartiGems.com where you can see some images and learn more about what they are and how we make them. We have also added some videos to a YouTube page showing some gems in detail.

In addition we have a new Etsy store called Parti Gems where we have started selling them in parcels and individually.

It is still early in their development so we expect to refine things even more and take the whole concept a lot further.

We are now looking for jewellery makers to use our gems and are eagerly looking forward to see what they create.

Parti Gem Pendant

Ann has also created some unique pendants using then and they are now available on our Rocket Rose Art store.

Please have a look and help us get this venture underway. Tell any jewellery makers you know as we really, really want to see them used in beautiful creations and would love to work with creative people.

Making Fused Glass Zebra Cabochons – Part 1

Well, that’s what I like to call them. They are black and white fused glass cabochons with a sort of stripe appearance, so ‘Zebra’ seemed like a good idea.

These came out of me looking at a lot of black and white glass offcuts and wondering what I could do with them. Stacking them into individual cabochons was an obvious solution, but I was looking for something a little different.

If I could do a pot melt that would have been another idea, but I’m not so confident with that.

I decided on trying to achieve a random stripe, a little like zebras. The problem was, how do I achieve this result.

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Cool Spots in Your Glass Kiln

All kilns, as far as I know, have cool spots. Areas in the kiln that never reach the desired temperature. The result is that anything in those areas will not be processed to the same degree as the rest of the kiln.

After many firings I knew this to be the case in my kiln, but wasn’t sure just where those areas were.

A recent fire polish gave me the opportunity to look at this a little better.

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