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« on: July 19, 2010 04:04:56 PM »

Here are the millefiori rods and millefiori I made using my new rod pod! I'm very excited to use these millefiori in my upcoming projects.

I decided to try to make my own millefiori after buying millefiori from a vendor who claimed that they were COE 90. But after one of the millefiori (the bad egg--it was white with a yellow center) cracked and caused my whole plate to crack, I vowed not to trust that vendor again. Mine aren't as pretty as the ones you can buy commercially, but at least I know they're compatible with my glass.

Technical details for those of you who are considering buying a rod pod--finding information about firing schedules for the rod pod was very hard. I found one reference that suggested firing to 1350 for 15 minutes. I tried this and think it worked pretty well. I probably should have filled the cavities up a bit more.

They look like Twizzlers, don't they?


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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010 04:12:10 PM »

What do you do with these?
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010 04:37:35 PM »

What do you do with these?

These are used in fused glass for decoration. If you look at the other project I posted today, you'll see these millefiori in action!

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010 05:14:56 PM »

Oh that is so cool....now you won't have any problems with bad millefiori!! 
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