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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: A disaster and a save, maybe? on: April 04, 2014 01:01:27 PM
Cheesy!
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: A tree frog on: April 04, 2014 01:01:01 PM
I love tree frogs! This one is adorable! How big is it?
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Microwave Glass Kiln on: March 20, 2014 04:37:15 PM
You just poke the little bubble with something sharp and metal to break the top of the bubble. When you re-fuse it, the bubble will fill in.

Dichroic glass can behave strangely sometimes. Kiln magic!
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Microwave Glass Kiln on: March 20, 2014 08:58:26 AM
@GoldenSunshine: I can't help you with your microwave fusing schedule. But you should pop the bubbles before they go into the kiln while they are still cold.

I'd like to see a picture of the dichroic piece you mentioned. It is common for glass to move around while melting, sometimes up the sides of another piece. Black absorbs a lot of heat and moves much more than white does in the kiln.
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Microwave Glass Kiln on: March 17, 2014 05:28:49 PM
Bubbles happen! They seem to be a function of glass placement in this case. Call it kiln magic.

If they are the result of mixed COE, your piece will crack. This does not appear to be a case of mixed COE.

If the bubbles are near the surface (if you can feel them dip down), then you need to break the tops of the bubbles (should be quite easy with a pointy stylus) and re-fire.
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice wanted: Mounting skull to glass, semi-permanently. on: March 15, 2014 04:00:26 PM
Experiment first on some glass you don't care about.
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice wanted: Mounting skull to glass, semi-permanently. on: March 11, 2014 03:30:58 PM
With hot glue, you just apply heat (like a hair dryer or heat gun) and the glue comes off.
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Painting with Glassline paint on: March 10, 2014 01:48:54 PM
It's very beautiful! I love your choice of colors.
9  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: A new addiction--glassblowing on: February 23, 2014 09:18:18 AM
I can't say I like it more than kiln work. It is just a new and different skill.

The glass studio we went to has a "date night" every other Friday where they guide you through making small projects. Without their guidance, there would not have been awesomeness! At the end of 2014, I'm planning on taking a course there to learn the basics which will allow me to rent studio time to make my own stuff. Interestingly, they use Spectrum 96, so if I want to make something in my kiln then turn that piece into a blown piece, I'll have to switch from Bullseye glass (COE 90) to Spectrum (COE 96).
10  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: More miniatures in fused glass on: February 22, 2014 03:30:40 PM
@rmhiester: I buy them at Michaels.
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