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joby560
« on: November 07, 2012 08:01:23 PM »








These are hot out of the kiln this afternoon.
I laid out scrap dichroic glass on black glass.  Topped it with a clean sheet.  They were fully fused at 1450 degrees.
Then I cut the fused piece into small pieces which I refired at 1340 degrees to polish and round the sharp edges. 
Viola- Oodles of pendants.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012 05:12:11 AM »

Very pretty, but the one with the odd shape that is green and gold is my favorite.  Smiley Are these the first pendants you posted?
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012 08:32:09 AM »

I love them all. Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012 08:09:29 PM »

HSG,
I don't think these are the first ones I have posted, but it has been a long, long time since I have tried my hand at pendants.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013 01:13:25 PM »

I need to know how you manage to cut fused glass - I have seen it done on Utube but have failed to manage it myself - any pointers please. I am very very new at all this.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013 04:34:36 PM »

What do you mean cut? Do you mean after it is fired?
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013 04:53:45 PM »

Yes, I have seen people make larger pieces that they then fire. After fusing they cut them into smaller pieces and refire. I cannot cut the fused glass.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013 05:10:23 PM »

If it is 6mm glass after fusing, you should be able to cut the glass as you would a normal piece of sheet glass - with a score and some running pliers, though it will take a bit more pressure with the pliers.  They do make specific tools for cutting even thicker glass, up to 3/4" or so, but those are quite a bit more expensive than standard running pliers.  http://www.delphiglass.com/fusing-supplies/fusing-tools/power-breaker-and-tap-wheel-supercutter  When I do pieces such as those that joby560 posted here, I typically use a tile saw with a diamond blade made for glass to cut the blank into smaller pieces.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013 05:25:45 PM »

I have tried with my regular running pliers but not succeeded to break the glass at all.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013 07:09:30 PM »

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First, thanks for all that excellent info! Second, yes. In this instance that link is fine. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013 05:14:38 AM »

Those are very pretty! I love the vivid colors you used!
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