Fall Craft Show Sign Up & Glass Glass Glass

Yep, now is the time to think about fall craft shows … just sent in my application for Merry Marketplace at Bethany Methodist Church, Austin on Nov 7. Need to organize a fall party in early September too.

Recently I used a new glass technique … stacking small pieces of different colors of dichroic glass, and layering with clear. It is all fused together then the glass is cut into pendants, ground to shape and fire-polished. Verry please with the results. Here is the steps.

1) Dichroic Glass pieces stacked together

2) Place in kiln. Mine is only an 8″ kiln, perfect for jewelry.

3) After fusing. Ready to break into pieces.

4) Grind glass to refine the shapes. Then fire-polish (run the kiln for shorter, lower temperature cycle that will cause the cut edges to slightly melt and be shiny, but not change the shape of the piece.)

5) The results
(I need to work on the photography … they are prettier in person.)

Here is a close up of one.

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