Monday, 6 August 2018

Shoal of Fish


 Before firing - using little shards and cut pieces


This was painted with black glass enamel paint. Allow the pain to dry then decorated with white enamel paint.
Small millifiori were added.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

fishes



this is a before and after for my Fish.
They are fun to make, as you can use up lots of your 'bits' that you're 
not too sure what to do with.

The pieces are placed on a clear glass fish-shaped base - cut from clear glass, and fired in the Microwave - usually on Medium or Medium High.
Watch them carefully, though, they can completely splat out if you fire them for too long.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

mosaic effect with glass bits


I was trying to achieve a mosaic/crushed china effect (sort of) and this is how it came out ..........


I fired it on High (in the microwave kiln) - carefully! until it was fused to where
I wanted it to be.  You do have to keep watching pieces, as
I've found the microwave kiln to be a little 'hit and miss' - you do tend to have to watch things,
if you want to be precious with them.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Little Bird (stages)


Strips (coe90) tac'd together


fused 


extra unwanted bits cut, little beak and tiny black eye and feet added then refired

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Buttons, Earrings and Studs

gold dichroic on black

silver dichroic on black

clear glass with dichroic squares


millefiori
these are just millefiori fused together - fused with other glass, they tend to crack the pieces.