Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Millefiore Pendants







The teeny millefiori were glass tac'd together in a shape, fired, then just nipped where necessary and refired -
they are really pretty, but rather fiddly to make! 

Splats





These 'Splats' are easy to make, and can be used as coasters or paperweights.
Using 2mm strips - 2 layers of glass - place them in a star shape (either 5 or 6 arms), connected by a central piece, also 2 layers thick - (so they will all fuse together.)  
Then place a small (eg. 1cm. square approx.) on the end of each arm.  Use tacky glass glue to stick them down. 

Make sure your final measured piece does not exceed the internal diameter of your microwave kiln.  You can drawn a rough shape on to the Thinfire Kiln Paper, and use this as your template.

I usually fire most of my pieces on Medium and find I have a lot less breakages.

You can randomly use up bits of unwanted glass, or already fused pieces that you have cut up to re-use - (or you can actually design what you're making!)



Check You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdpMZPUsSek

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Experiments

This is copper oxide powder, gold enamel paint and gold flakes, sandwiched between plain glass pieces. Fired on medium/high - until cooked.
This was a small piece of copper foil and gold paint, sandwiched between plain glass pieces.  Came out oddly but rather like an abstract painting!  (like it :o) )
Also fired on medium/high.




Monday, 10 September 2018

simple fused mushrooms

 

small fused mushroom pieces - simple design.

Small triangles on top of white/vanilla rectangles. 

Dots are white enamel glass paint, and added millefiori on the top piece.

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.