Dichroic jewellery can be amazing, with many beautiful colours, patterns and textures. In this video, I’ll be showing you how I make a particular style of dichroic features for jewellery. These can be made in a full glass kiln, or in a microwave kiln.
As usual, I’ll discuss many factors, as well as lead you through the full technique I use. This will show you step-by-step exactly how I make the features.
At the end of the video, I will show you the final pieces attached to bails and made up as pendants.
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In this video, I’ll be making plain coloured cabochons for applying decals and enamels. While a basic project, there are several factors to be considered.
During this glass fusing video tutorial, I’ll be discussing several important factors from choosing colours, cutting, laying up and fusing.
At the end, I’ll be showing examples of these cabochons with sepia decals, full-colour decals and enamels. The sepia decals can be designed by you and printed on special decal paper and a suitable laser printer.
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Puddle Cabochons are probably one of the first projects someone starting with fusing glass will undertake. In this video tutorial, I will cover the entire process of making puddle cabochons.
I’ll cover everything from selecting the coloured glass, cutting, breaking up into pieces, cleaning, safety and finally fusing into cabochons.
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In an earlier post this month I talked about a set of coasters we tried that were deliberately made thin to see how the glass behaved. The project was 2 layers, the base 3mm and the top 2mm made it under 6mm and hence subject to surface tension stress to conform to the 6mm rule.
After firing, the sides of the coasters did pull in as expected, but worse, the iridised glass unexpectedly resulted in rough edges.
In this firing we decided to try to rescue the coasters, as well as fire polish a few jewellery sets we made from a fused glass slab.
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