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« on: September 21, 2010 06:47:08 PM »

I tried a little glass fusing workshop and a local glass shop. It was so much fun! Now I *really* want to get a small kiln!

Here is the product of my first attempt. They are not perfect, and I didn't do the firing, but I am quite pleased and now I am eager to try more!

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010 11:47:54 PM »

Those are great. I recommend you getting a microwave kiln. They are pretty inexpensive and would be great for those types of pieces.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010 04:01:32 AM »

They look good batgirl! I like the one with the browns best though. Smiley

I think anything made with glass is addicting.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010 07:55:35 AM »

So beautiful!  I can definitely see an addiction growing here. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010 07:59:14 AM »

Thanks, Sweets & HSG! I am thinking about buying a tiny kiln that can handle small glass fusing, PMC, and ceramic pieces. Does anyone have any thoughts on what to look for or a kiln they love? I want to keep it under $300, if possible.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010 02:08:57 PM »

Thanks, Sweets & HSG! I am thinking about buying a tiny kiln that can handle small glass fusing, PMC, and ceramic pieces. Does anyone have any thoughts on what to look for or a kiln they love? I want to keep it under $300, if possible.

I'm no expert, but I'd go along with the person who suggested a microwave kiln. Your pieces are small enough to fit in one, it would probably be OK with your budget, and it wouldn't use as much electricity as a regular kiln.

If you've never seen one, check out YouTube. There are some cool demonstrations there.

BTW, I like the one on the right. 'Cause it's sparklySmiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010 05:45:14 PM »

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You can always check Ebay or Craigslist. As for brand or anything like that, sorry I am still trying to justify getting one when I would only use it to fuse pieces for mosaics.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010 12:10:47 PM »

Thanks, Sweets & HSG! I am thinking about buying a tiny kiln that can handle small glass fusing, PMC, and ceramic pieces. Does anyone have any thoughts on what to look for or a kiln they love? I want to keep it under $300, if possible.

I'm not sure how it would work with PMC and ceramic pieces but for glass I use a fireworks (i believe it is) microwave kiln. I got a starter kit for under $100 (i believe it was around $70) at hobby lobby by using one of their 40% off coupons. But I recommend buying a pair of glass breaking pliers as the kit didnt come with one. the kit comes with glass, kiln paper, kiln, glass striker (i think that is what it is called), gloves and a few other things. I love mine and would definitely recommend it.

I even use mine to make pendants out of beer bottles.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010 12:13:16 PM »

I may consider that, since, so far, saving for the firefly kiln I want is an epic fail! Cheesy
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