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« on: January 17, 2010 09:57:37 AM »

Hand etched dichroic glass, kiln fired, hand drilled and fire polished in the kiln a second time! Shiny! Love, love, love them!



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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010 09:58:20 AM »

Annnndddd.... wisted.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010 09:59:46 AM »

Annnndddd.... wisted.

Awesome,  I usually get the photo links wrong and no-one can see things for 5 minutes till I notice it! Yea, I did it right!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010 10:06:49 AM »

Beautiful... As per usual!
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010 10:38:54 AM »

Those are beautiful!!

How did the fleur-de-lys become black if you hand etched them? Did you use a pigment or something?

I want to drill holes in glass but I have a question that I can't seem to get a straight answer to:

I know electricity and water don't mix but is battery power safer? I specifically bought a battery-powered Dremel so I could drill glass in water (I have a diamond tipped bit, too). Am I going to be safe?

By the way, I had previously bought a Flex-Shaft but it says right on the package that you can't use it with the battery-powered Dremel.

I thought it would save me time and frustration if I just asked an expert like yourself....someone who actually *does* this!

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010 11:05:47 AM »

Saw the thumbnail from the homepage, and just had to check these out! I love the crackle(don't know if thats the right word) look about them, and the colors you picked are great!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010 11:23:49 AM »

can I come play at your house? you do the best crafts ever!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010 12:15:40 PM »

Those are beautiful!!

How did the fleur-de-lys become black if you hand etched them? Did you use a pigment or something?

I want to drill holes in glass but I have a question that I can't seem to get a straight answer to:

I know electricity and water don't mix but is battery power safer? I specifically bought a battery-powered Dremel so I could drill glass in water (I have a diamond tipped bit, too). Am I going to be safe?

By the way, I had previously bought a Flex-Shaft but it says right on the package that you can't use it with the battery-powered Dremel.

I thought it would save me time and frustration if I just asked an expert like yourself....someone who actually *does* this!

Thanks!

 Lets see, dichroic glass is sold clear or bonded to a black background layer, so these have a coating of dichro over black. When you etch the dichroic coating off, the black shows through, voila! Then it's well scrubbed and capped with clear glass and fused.

 I use a battery powered Dremel, in a small dish of water with a sponge that keeps me from drilling through the bottom of the container, heck, I'll go take a picture!

 ta-da! bad picture, but you get the gist! Small container, just enough water to cover the glass, and the tiny drill bit doesn't splash much! Don't put much pressure, it's a slow process,  when I started I got about six to eight pieces done by the time I ruined a bit, now I can use the same one for dozens, I can't explain what exactly to do, but you get a feel for it?!

And yes! Anyone can come play at my house! Need a bring your own glass [or whatever] party!

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010 04:40:54 PM »

Very cool! Great concept!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010 07:45:54 PM »

Invaluable info! Thank you for showing that pic and I was so afraid you'd tell me battery power is not enough torque to drill a hole in glass.....so now I know it can be done because *you* do it!

Thanks!!! :-)
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