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Topic: Fused Glass Plant Stake # 2  (Read 1244 times)
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joby560
« on: July 06, 2012 05:03:19 PM »



Fused Glass Plant Stake # 2
Measures about 11 inches tall

Tack Fused to 1330 degrees and glued on a rod with that crazy E 6000 glue. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012 06:31:44 PM »

I love this!  And I want it!  I'll send you my address info!!  Very unique and so beautiful!  The best thing I've ever seen using E6000 glue!   Cool
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012 06:36:03 PM »

Stunning!  I really admire fused glass work  Smiley
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joby560
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012 06:41:32 PM »

Thanks for the compliments.  I appreciate it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012 09:09:55 PM »

This is really cool! I am just wondering why it can't be fused right onto the rod? Is the rod not glass? Or does it need to be a certain kind of glass? Sorry for my ignorance!
Also, what kind of plant is that??? Smiley
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joby560
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012 09:46:13 AM »

If I used thick high fire wire it could be fused into the glass, but the glass would be too heavy for high fire wire to hold it up once done.  So, I used a metal rod.  The metal would melt in the kiln and lose strength, rendering it useless if I just fused it to the rod itself.  I did think about simply used a glass strip for the rod and fusing it all together, I wondered about the durability of the glass being able to hold itself up.  So, I opted for gluing on a rod. 
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