How to Add Colour to Sepia Decals

While the sepia decals look fantastic on their own, you may wish to at least highlight a particular element in your design with some colour. So in this article I will show you how to add colour to sepia decals.

There are a couple of methods I will suggest here, and they each have pros and cons, but more importantly I am giving you just some starting points. With a little imagination and testing these methods can be expanded to produce some incredible results.

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How to Apply a Custom Fused Glass Decal

Sepia Pendants

In this tutorial I cover how to apply a custom fused glass decal, produced using Fired-On laser transfer paper. However, these decals can also be applied to other materials such as glazed ceramics, other glazed earthenware and even enameled copper jewellery and more. The processes covered in this tutorial can usually be applied to these other materials, as long as you pay attention to the firing temperature.

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What is Jefanite?

Jefanite™ is the trade name for a material that is created by Jeff through a special process he has developed. The exact process is a little complicated, but Jefanite™ material is basically made by using a high quality substrate that has had up to 50 layers of exotic materials crystallised onto the surface in a vacuum chamber. Those exotic materials include, but are not limited to, gold, silver, titanium, chromium, zirconium and magnesium. That crystallised surface in composition is very similar to natural gemstone material. Continue reading What is Jefanite?

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver and copper. It contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, by weight. This blending of metals makes it harder and more durable, thus making it more suitable for making jewellery, than softer fine silver.

Unfortunately, the sterling silver alloy is prone to tarnishing due to the copper component. Because of this, other metals, such as germanium, are also alloyed with silver to produce an alloy called Argentium that resists tarnishing. Argentium is used in jewellery production, but sterling silver is still far more common.

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Determining Your Ring Size

Obviously, the best and most accurate way to determine your ring size is to visit your local jeweller and ask them to measure it. They will do so using the correct equipment.

However, there are a couple of methods you can try yourself. We suggest you try these and if they return the same result you can be confident it is correct. Continue reading Determining Your Ring Size

Resources for Jewellery Making and Glass Fusing

Resources

If you’re looking for great resources on jewellery making and glass fusing, then this the place for you.  We’re going to create some great resources. Things like reference materials, discussions on techniques and tools, product reviews, project tutorials, videos and much more. So please, try to come back often and we will have something new for you to review. Continue reading Resources for Jewellery Making and Glass Fusing