A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 304,742
Currently Running With Scissors:
490 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Slumped Bottles, FINALLY a success!!!  (Read 7753 times)
Tags for this thread: slumped_bottle  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
crafty gurll
« on: October 31, 2010 05:32:10 PM »

After trying more times than I want to say, I FINALLY got a slumping schedule down!!!  And kept the enamel label from getting washed out looking during the firing!!!  After a summer of drinking around the old fire, here are some slumped goodness:



and



and



Thanks for looking, C & C appreciated.   Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

CrazyEyeGlass
Offline Offline

Posts: 1388
Joined: 15-Feb-2009

Will work for peer approval


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010 05:50:00 PM »

Would you be willing to share your firing schedule?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrazyEyeFusedGlass
Friend me on Facebook: Crazy Eye Glass
Follow me on Twitter: CrazyEyeGlass
crafty gurll
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010 06:09:38 PM »

Would you be willing to share your firing schedule?

I won't guarantee it will work, but sure!   Wink  I have a Paragon Fusion 7 and after making sure the kiln was level, I was able to fire right on the shelf.  I did put kiln washed posts near the shelf edges just in case the bottles rolled off, but they barely moved.  BEFORE I leveled it, another story.   Cry  The most important thing I have found is that before each slumping, kiln wash the shelves.  I can get away firing small pendants quite a few times without washing in between, but not with bottles.  Another lesson learned the hard way.  Here's the schedule:

Rate(in degrees)     Temperature(in degrees)       Time(in minutes)
500                                  1100                             10
250                                  1300                              0
Full                                  1425                              10

But once it gets to 1330, I take a peek inside and see what's going on(with safety glasses of course).  The colored beer bottles seem to be ready around 1375, as well as the 3 Olives.  When I have done Corona bottles, those need to get up to at least 1400 to get a nice slump.  Thicker liquor bottles like Absolut fuse at 1425.  Once they look how I want them, I shut off the kiln and crash cool to around 1200.  Then keep the lid shut and let it cool.  A full firing takes a little over 3 hours, and after about 8 hours they can be taken out.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

pixelpup2001
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010 06:49:04 PM »

They look really cool. what are they used for?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mike Jordan
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010 06:58:46 PM »

You did a good job on those. 

Mike
THIS ROCKS   Logged
crafty gurll
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010 09:16:16 PM »

They look really cool. what are they used for?

They could be a spoon rest, they could be wall art, they could be a candle holder...the list goes on.   Cheesy

You did a good job on those. 

Mike

Thanks!  I was so stoked to finally figure it out!   Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

CrazyEyeGlass
Offline Offline

Posts: 1388
Joined: 15-Feb-2009

Will work for peer approval


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010 03:58:21 AM »

@CraftyGurll: I read somewhere that to keep the bottles from rolling out of position you can put a small folded piece of kiln paper on either side of the bottle to steady it. Thanks for sharing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrazyEyeFusedGlass
Friend me on Facebook: Crazy Eye Glass
Follow me on Twitter: CrazyEyeGlass
crafty gurll
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010 07:54:04 AM »

@CraftyGurll: I read somewhere that to keep the bottles from rolling out of position you can put a small folded piece of kiln paper on either side of the bottle to steady it. Thanks for sharing!

I heard that but I am too cheap to buy any!  Do level your kiln though, it really made a difference for me.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

midgidgirl
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010 02:54:13 PM »

Quote
what are they used for?
I've seen wall clocks made out of slumped bottles...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
crafty gurll
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010 03:32:19 PM »

A wall clock would be cool!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Bun and Sparkly Headband Hair Tutorial
Retro Futuristic Hairstyles at Delpozo NYFW 2014 Show
Reem Acra NYFW Fall 2014 Backstage, Interviews & Runway
How to Recreate Grace Kelly’s Classic Oscars Hairstyle at Home
The 4 Hair Trends You Might See at the Oscars
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Create a Spooky Yard
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: Featured Artist Katrina Polacek
October 15, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.