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« on: August 15, 2011 02:41:05 PM »

Here's a couple of the handkerchief vases I've made in my kiln. 

Each one is made with single sheet of stained glass.  For the glass that's an opalescant (pink/white/orange), I used Spray "A" on it. 

Side note on Spray "A"...I just recently learned that Spray "A" is not food safe.  Not that it matters with handkerchief vases but I was planning on using Spray "A" with some other projects...like spoon rests and the like.  Good thing I found out about it not being food safe before I used it!!   Shocked

Just thought I'd pass that bit of information along to help out other glassers if you didn't know that already! Wink

On to the glassy goodness:
I love the way this one curled to make a peek hole!

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Blue and White Baroque Glass....
This photo shows where the tip of the glass turned on to itself!  Way cool.



This one is a little boring in comparision with the other two...but still nice.


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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011 03:06:05 PM »

These are so cool!  They're also gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011 05:45:51 PM »

All of them are beautiful, but the last one is my favorite. Just so cool to see the glass formed like fabric.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011 05:49:54 PM »

These are so gorgeous! That second one looks like it makes something of a heart, too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011 06:36:28 PM »

All are gorgeous!  My favorite is #1!

I'm not familiar with "Spray A"...is it an anti-devit spray or something?

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011 06:57:01 PM »

ooooo those are really pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011 07:58:58 AM »

Thanks for the comments everyone! 

Tickle-tickle:  Spray "A" is a devit spray.  I had read about using it so I picked some and it works likes charm.  It's really spendy though.  I don't remember exactly how much but I remember being suprised by the price.  Shocked

I've been doing a little research about using the homemade Borax recipe...sounds like that would work pretty well too but I want to do more research before I try it. 

I'm going to chalk this up as one of those newbie mistakes:  I read I "needed" Spray A, so I bought it.  And now feel like I have to use because of the cost but if I had done more research I might have found a cheaper/safer alternative that would work better in the long run.  Wink

Oh well....such is life.....sometimes ya gotta learn things the expensive way!!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011 06:53:28 PM »

WOW.


Those are GORGEOUS! I lovee them! They seem so natural and whimsical! Very awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011 03:41:00 AM »

I made some devit spray at home per my teacher's recipe (borax, distilled water, Dawn dishwashing liquid) and was *very* disappointed with the results.

I'm curious what you used to drape the glass. How did you avoid having the drape mold caught in the glass?
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011 08:07:09 AM »

Hmmm...too bad about the homemade devit spray!  I was hoping it would work.  I thought I had read that it worked for some people.  Considering I have a big bottle of the Spray "A" yet it'll be awhile before I try the homemade stuff anyhow....Maybe it's not worth trying.. Huh

I used a stainless steel mold.  It was covered in kiln wash but I also usually use a piece of kiln paper just to be sure it doesn't stick and to give a little cushion/space between the glass and the mold.

Here's the deal about my stainless steel mold:  I didn't spend $20-$30 for a special glassing stainless steel "Floral Former" from a glassing store.  I simply went to my local thrift store and bought a $3.00 stainless steel Martini shaker!   Grin

Easy-peasy!  Covered it in kiln wash and away I go!  Honestly I think I've used one of my thrift store molds about 30 times.  Never had a problem with any of them.

The only trick is to MAKE SURE it's 100% stainless steel.  Otherwise you will risk the unknown metal melting in the kiln. If it's unknown metal you also won't know what kinds of fumes/odors it could emit. 

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