Sunday, 17 September 2017

MWK fused glass - new bits

 Couple of weird persons
2 Fishes - bottom one using copper mesh
 Pendant - using copper mesh - 
recut piece with a small waste shard added onto base

 2 striped tiles/coasters/paperweights ........ (? :o) )
This was just strips that had already been fired, put together and fused again.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stripeys

Small rectangular pieces placed edge to edge (standing up) will melt down into lovely shapes.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

DOTS

These little dots are made by cutting up tiny squares and firing them well -
they will spread and melt into lovely round shapes.
I usually use COE 90 fusing glass

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Decals on fused glass - with the Microwave Kiln


 
 

 
It would seem you have to fire decals on a low heat, in the microwave kiln, so you need a bit of extra patience - (which I haven't really got :o) ) .... so I haven't done too 
many of them.  However, I do like them a lot, so may just have to persevere. Also for a better result -  fire them on already fused glass.

The first tomato  decal I fired, I fired it on High, and although I rather like the result, it does come out slightly weird!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Fused Glass - small pieces


the larger piece cracked when fired, so managed to get 2 smaller pieces out of it
  
the pieces of glass were placed next to each other, on their edges - when fired they
melt down and flatten out.
2 small pendants using some bits of millefiori flowers

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

 This was a previously fired piece that I cut up, re-positioned and re-fired.
  
close-up of centre - using little millefiori chips
 
 
before and after

 These were also chunks broken off of another piece and refired 
with a small piece of dichroic glass on top
 
 
 

this was just trying out a design idea

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

before and after


 this is before firing

this is after firing with clear glass 'edges' framing  the central piece.
I added those afterwards and re-fired it.
I over-fired the piece, so the pattern has mishapen, and has a couple of holes,
but I'm quite happy with this.
I could also neaten up the corners to square the piece up more - but haven't as yet :o)
(I usually use COE 90 glass)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

broken up bits - refired

I love breaking up pieces that I dont think are that good, refiring them 
and making them into more abstract pieces.

 this is my favourite - (at the mo!)

Monday, 10 April 2017

firing and cracking ..........


This piece cracked in a few places, whilst being fired.  I managed to push the pieces together with a couple of metal tools, while it was still very hot, and ...........
 it ended up just fine! :o)
This piece was fired, then had an insect decal fired into it, then added 
a strip of dichroic glass, and a final fireing. 
(I use GlasTac adhesive.)
Fortunately this piece didn't crack - - - whew!

obsessive! :o)

Friday, 24 March 2017

MWK - before and after fusing







Pendant with bail added - - - - plus another one



 once this had been fired, I chipped off some bits, and added the red
band plus a millifiori flower

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Glass "Dots"

These are tiny pieces of glass (cut into square shape is best) and over-fired.  They 'round' up and make lovely dots.  
It seems best to fire them on already-fired glass pieces.  You can do lots of things with them ............ but dont overfire if you want them to keep their shape.