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See It The Way It Will Be!

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So often, we place one sheet of glass over another to look and see how we like the combination or many sheets overlaying each other to get depth. However, you’re not really seeing what it will look like after it’s fused. There’s too much air in between the glass layers, and the light is refracted every which way. To see what your glass will really look like after it is fused, simply place the layers in a bin of water. Add one layer at a time, and Voila! What you see is what you’ll get! This is 3 layers of glass...

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How to Remove Tabs from Water Jet Cut Shapes

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Make Your Own Aventurine Colors!

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Light Aventurine Green (1412) has the most ‘glittery’ quality. If you cap it with certain transparent colors, you can make your own Aventurines! Here are some examples of the colors I’ve capped 1412 with: 1464 1116 1823 1215 1205 1125 1137 Test your own combos, and make magic!

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Look What You Can Do With Our New Punches!

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I’ve been collecting Fiskar Punches in my studio for years! They can help with different ways to design your glass. First, punch out different designs and shapes using 1/16” thick fiber paper to kiln carve your glass. Simply place your punch-outs under refused 6mm glass and full fuse. Second, punch shapes and designs out of resist. Use the positive or negative, adhere it to the glass and sandblast. Next, create your own stencils punching designs into stencil film and paint your unique designs on glass! Punch away! You can also use these punches for silver or copper foil! Over 30 punches...

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Double Your Dichro!!

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Just like so many times in my glassy life, I discovered this by making a clumsy mistake. I reached too high to get a project from a shelf. I should have gotten a step stool, but que sera! The project fell out of my hand and crashed to the floor. It broke in pieces. 🥺 This piece was Reed Glass tack fused onto 4x4” pieces of dichro. When I bent down to pick it up, I noticed that lots of the reed had separated from the dichro. As I was going through it, I noticed that the separated Reed glass...

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