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Striking Soft Yellow Opal, Deep Red Streaky (2250)

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We love how 2250 looks before it’s fired! But after it’s fired, stopping at 1225 to strike it and moving on to a full fuse, it looks quite dull. When I fired it stopping at 1100 instead of 1225 and up to a full fuse I got colors that were more vibrant. Here’s an image of the back of the glass Interesting, yes? Experiment, experiment!  

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Stacked Square Plate Tutorial

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Lots of visitors to the studio have asked if we can post a tutorial on how to make this plate. Here it is! What you’ll need: An 8” square base. I used Black (100).9 each: 1/2”, 1”, 1 1/2”, 2” squaresGlastacCraft CupsEither Clear Steel Needle-Tip Bottle for Glastac, or a thin tipped brush, like our Long Liner BrushBullseye Shelf Primer or ThinfireAunt Martha’s Towels or other lint free towelSpartan Glass Cleaner Instructions: Put down 4 craft cups to elevate your 8” square. Choose the colors you like best. Use as many as you want! I chose to have a reaction between each one of my...

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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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