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« on: May 29, 2012 08:26:04 PM »




I teach Kindergarten.  I whipped up a batch of fused glass magnets to give to our Parent Volunteers at the end of this year. They measure 1.5 inches square.  Viola!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012 08:44:32 PM »

Absolutely beautiful - not surprised - all your work is absolutely beautiful!  Could I still Parent Volunteer in time to get one?!  Your color choices are amazing, and perfect for me!  Thank you!!!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012 09:53:46 PM »

I adore the colors you chose. I would be thrilled to receive one of these. What lovely gifts.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012 04:19:51 AM »

What a great idea, and I too love these colors. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012 06:14:26 AM »

How do you make these? They're great. How much practise have you had to make something so perfect?
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012 05:57:41 PM »

Kimbles,

These are easy to make.  You need fusible glass that is all the same COE (rate of expansion).  You cut squares, one of each color in increasingly larger sizes.  then stack them, pop them in the kiln, fire according to your full fuse schedule for your kiln and viola! - I attach a magnet to the back with E6000.  If you look closely they are not perfect at all.  The beauty of melting glass is that the edges round out a bit so you can't tell that the lines were not all cut completely straight.
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