Archive for September, 2010

Create fpr Less

09/29/10 – Create for Less – Create for Less is a great place to purchase supplies in volume. They sell in bulk. When getting ready for an upcoming show or fair it is always wise to purchase bulk items to finish off your fused glass artwork.

Although most of their items are not in any way related to glass fusing, they do have some supplies to assist you with other craft items, or finishing off your glass pieces. Check them out!

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Delphi Stained Glass

09/28/10 – Delphi Stained Glass – I love Delphi Stained Glass supplies. Their selection and pricing is fantastic. No matter what type of glass work you do from stained glass to glass fusing, they are the place to purchase all your materials.

Their online source of materials is always growing and easy to place in the shopping cart. Then their system will even give you several options for delivery. Purchasing is easier than most online stores.

If you have any problems or concerns, their customer service is number one in my book. I have called them numerous times and have never had a dissatisfying experience. They are so extremely friendly and helpful and eager to assist their customers.

If you are not familiar with this company, I highly suggest that you check them out! They even ship world-wide!!!

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Fused Glass Supplies

09/21/10 – Fused Glass Supplies – This page will home links to pages that will assist you in making homemade supplies and utilizing common items around your home for glass fusing.

Glass fusing supplies can be expensive, and it is nice to save a few bucks by making your own supplies. These items would include making kiln wash, bead release, etc. You will also find the page helpful in discovering common items that can assist you in your glass fusing endeavors. Check it out!

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Homemade Tools for Glass Fusing

09/20/10 – Homemade Tools for Glass Fusing – Homemade tools are items you would normally use for another purpose, but can assist you in your glass fusing ventures. Checking around the house, you can find many items that can be used in glass fusing. From a simple toothpick to many other items that can enhance the fusing experience. This page has suggestions from other glass fusing enthusiasts and they work!

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Free Patterns for Stained Glass

09/17/10 – Free Patterns for Stained Glass – This page list various sites on the internet where you can find free patterns for stained glass. These patterns range from simplistic to more intricate detailed designs.

Although we know in glass fusing you must overlap the glass to allow it to fuse together, patterns can be either adjusted to allow for this fact or placed on a solid blank bottom. Check out all the pages if you are looking for just the right pattern for your designing pleasure.

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Embossing Stamps

09/11/10 – Embossing Stamps – Embossing stamps come in a nice selection of patterns and designs. These copper stamps need to be attached to a long handle so that reaching the glass inside the kiln does not cause any problems. From flowers to intricate designs these metal stamps can add a lot of interest and depth to your fusing projects.

Embossing glass does require that you maneuver the glass inside the kiln at a high temperature. Be sure to read and follow all the safety procedures to assure a careful and productive ending. Have your materials lined up before you begin so that they are readily available.

Embossing stamps can also be customized to fit your particular needs. The page gives you a few resources for purchasing these dies.

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Art Glass Supplies

09/11/10 – Art Glass Supplies – Where do you purchase your art glass supplies? I like to purchase glass from my local supplier because I enjoy seeing how the colors are in that particular piece, but when it comes to buying all my other materials, I shop on line. On line shopping has become so convenient and quick. You simply pick what you want, it is added to your shopping cart and you check out. Although you don’t get the instant gratification of having your items immediately, this doesn’t bother me because I don’t always go straight home from shopping and right to fusing. Plus, I enjoy the anticipation of waiting for my materials to arrive in the mail. It is always a nice to receive something besides bills!

Delphi Glass and Dick Blick are my preferred on line stores. They have a fantastic supply and are constantly coming out with new products to explore and try.

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