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Beyond the Basics – Glass Fusing Instructions


11/29/10 – Beyond the Basics – In this new DVD, Beyond the Basics, I am showing you some simple and easy beginner projects. This video will take you beyond the basics of glass fusing. There are projects on this video that are very basic and will help you advance in your glass fusing experience. This newest DVD in the series is over an hour long of procedures and instruction. The following lists all the chapter and projects.

Ch 1 – Introduction
Ch 2 – Reading a Firing Chart
Ch 3 – Molds
Ch 4 – Fused Tile
Ch 5 – Business Card Holder
Ch 6 – Glass Stand
Ch 7 – Comb Honey
Ch 8 – Coral Bowl
Ch 9 – Fused Barrette
Ch 10 – Glass Donut
Ch 11- Pre-cut Pieces
Ch 12 – Painting on Glass with Glass
Ch 13 – Sifting Frit onto Glass
Ch 14 – Soap Dish
Ch 15 – Fused Glass Dots
Ch 16 – Drilling a Hole
Ch 17 – Glass Powder Wafer
Ch 18 – Sifting Into a Stencil
Ch 19 – Stringer Project
Ch 20 – Layering Powder and Frit

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Glass Powder Wafers

11/24/10 – Glass Powder Wafers – Create unique glass powder wafers out of any designed pattern. Made from glass powder and/or frit, these adorable adornments are quick and simple to design and make.

Using your desired pattern, trace the design onto a piece of fiber board and simple cut it out. Once done, you can fill the area with any color of glass powder or frit. When fired inside the kiln, the glass slumps down into your stencil.

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Hotline Fusers Glue

10/23/10 – Hotline Fusers Glue – The last type of fusing glue added to the website is Hotline Fusers Glue. This glue comes in a powder and liquid form. It is also used to secure glass in place while embellishing your piece or transporting the product to the kiln. It burns off clean inside the hot kiln. There are some individuals who think that Hotline Fusers glue and Klyr-Fire are very comparable in appliance and outcome. Contrast the costs and outcome yourself to find out which one works best for your particular projects.

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Klyr-Fire Glue

10/23/10 – Klyr-Fire – This month the topic has been about various glass fusing glues. The newest one added to the site is Klyr-Fire. Klyr-Fire is yet another glue that is used in glass fusing. It can also be used for mosaics. This clear firing glue is dripped onto your glass, where it runs down and glues the layers of glass together. It is a very slow drying liquid that needs to be dried completely before firing the glass inside a kiln.

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Setting Up a Craft Fair Booth

09/08/10 – Setting up a Craft Fair Booth – With the holiday season closing in on us, it is time to consider setting up a craft fair for these special shows. What are some of the things you should be doing to attract customers and yet still give them plenty of space to walk around and view your products? This page discusses these issues and a lot more…check it out!

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Earth Day Projects

04/16/10 – Earth Day – Earth Day is almost here and what a great way to make some designs to make others aware of this critical date. Earth Day is really like the World Environment Day. Both of these days are fashioned to awaken regard and gratitude to the Earth about us. Protecting the globe originally became an event during the 1960’s once individuals awakened to the truth that mankind was ruining and inducing mayhem on the environment.

The beginning day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere falls on April 22, and it’s also the premier day of Fall in the Southern hemisphere. This day was selected to observe worldwide, and to assist everyone in becoming remindful of how everyone can help preserve our globe.

While this festivity has been about for a while causing individuals to be mindful of the grandness is still required. Demonstrate your patronage and help salvage our Mother Earth for coming generations.
This specific page will display designs and patterns that may be employed to produce items in junction with your endorsement. Work the models into pivots that may be donned on April 22nd or fuse them into presents to devote to acquaintances and family.

The first and only pattern added this year is the Plant a Tree Design – This design only takes a few pieces of glass and some stringers. It will make an adorable pin to wear on Earth Day. Make plenty to give to all your friends and family.

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Irish Harp

03/04/10 – Irish Harp – Where you aware that the Irish people position the harp upon the left shoulder so that it is placed over the heart? The Irish harp with its beautiful and delicate tone is played now in spite of being rebuffed and disallowed for centuries. Harpers were strung up for this artistry in ancient days. Just like Irish people themselves, they presently flourish everywhere.

Apply a bit of black Glassline paint and/or a few dots to bestow some fine details to the art piece. Make sure to partly cover the two separate harp pieces to guarantee that they fuse together.

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Winged Heart Project

02/12/10 – Winged Heart – This winged heart shape can have a lot of dissimilar and various significances. The heart can either stand for love or truth, though the angelic wings may represent hope. Collectively they appear to characterize loving or truthful hope.

The angelic wings appear to be holding up or enfolding the heart, holding it secure while simultaneously elevating it upwards. There are a lot of diverse blueprints for angel wings. Discover them in coloring books or on the internet. You can alter the visual aspect altogether merely by varying the style of the wings applied. How you determine to create this winging heart figure is completely up to you and what you would wish the project to symbolize.

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Etched Cupid

02/11/10 – Etched Cupid – Cupid, in Latin he is called Cupido, which stands for desire. He’s a easily recognized image for Valentine’s Day. With angelical wings on his bare torso, he stands up full-length drawing his bow occupied with a lovemaking dart. He’s set up to shoot this pointy dart into the heart and soul of an unaware person to prompt and awaken some amatory love.

This silhouetted form has been engraved into dichroic to attain a bold statement. The dichroic glass bears a black backing then it’s been crowned with clear glass. Fusing a clear cap on the piece contributes more depth and dimension.

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Linked Hearts for Valentine’s Day

02/09/10 – Linked Hearts – Similar to a string of a baby’s toy, these trinity of linked hearts are united collectively. There’s merely something playful about hearts that are linked up to one another.

Separately these hearts are not solidified, but have the middle cut down so that they’re empty and open. When posed on the kiln ledge, they are then overlapped and that brings about the effect of being interlaced. While trimming the design, delve the center of the heart and cut as near as achievable to the external boundary. This open heart pattern will enable you to really link the individual bits together.

Create the hearts out of whatever coloring you want, or separately cut each one out of dissimilar colors. When finished, connect the pieces and position them so that you attain an open and satisfying appearance. This figure is a lovable Valentine project regardless of how you layer them.

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