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Topic: Some more of my Fused Glass Pendants  (Read 1736 times)
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Bendog
« on: March 05, 2013 06:18:57 PM »

After the course, I caught the bug and invested in a microwave kiln. I am learning how to use it now.



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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013 06:46:21 PM »

These are absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013 07:12:16 PM »

These are all lovely! Are they pendants or larger?
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013 04:20:24 AM »

Just pendant size just over 1 inch square.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013 05:42:41 AM »

How did you achieve this effect? Decals? Etching? Do tell!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013 05:43:24 AM »

These are amazing. Love the detail. Fave is cats in the window.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013 05:48:46 AM »

Realy beautiful and original, write a little bit more how you did it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013 06:36:46 AM »

Each piece consists of three pieces of glass - the base piece, the dichroic piece and the clear cap. I cut a stencil on my Silhouette Cameo (not bought for glass working originally) and then used this to etch the dichroic layer. I love the effect. Before I took my class (which was a one day course), I did some research and found a similar effect can be achieved with the use of non-water soluble rubber stamp pads and rubber stamps but I had the machine and thought - OK I should try it. My first attempt was actually on the day of the course, so the tutor learned something new too! This one is clear dichroic on a red base.
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Craftica
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013 11:38:16 AM »

Thanks for the instructions, might be I'll try it sometime in the future, although it seems to me now rather complicated, as all new things do. Success with your work!
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013 05:36:26 PM »

It is honestly so easy - I tried this the very first time I did any glass fusing. It is just a sandwich of base glass, dichroic glass (the filling) and a clear cap.



These are the actual stencils I used on the course (the first time I ever tried any fusing) As I have the Silhouette Cameo, I can cut any shape or letter I have on my machine as well as being able to trace other images to cut from a sticky backed vinyl sheet, but you could cut your stencil with knife. These are I inch square. The decide what effect you want - remove the white piece. Stick onto your glass (use a piece of painters tape to transfer the vinyl from the backing sheet to the glass although  special transfer tape is available for vinyl). Cover with etching cream for the time recommended by your brand. Remove etching cream and check that you are happy with the effect. Repeat if you need to do so. Only after you are happy with the result do you remove the stencil. Wash glass, dry it, assemble and fuse. I think it took me longer to write this than it takes to get to the fusing stage!
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