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
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2) Place in kiln. Mine is only an 8″ kiln, perfect for jewelry.
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3) After fusing. Ready to break into pieces.
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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.)
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5) The results
(I need to work on the photography … they are prettier in person.)
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Here is a close up of one.
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