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Tutorial: Sandblasting Irids

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Sandblasted Irid PlateIrid glass has a coating on the surface that shimmers and sparkles and catches the light. 

Here's a quick way to add some interest to your next project using Bullseye Irid Glass.

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How To Make Ornaments or Fusing Elements Using Shape Tiles

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Christmas Tree Ornament Made of Glass Powders and Frit Make colorful ornaments or fusing elements for your projects using Bullseye Glass powders, frit. Check out our selection of shaped tiles

There's no limit to the designs you can create using shaped tiles. This tutorial shows you how to pin fiber paper around your shape and fill it with frit to create intricate designs and shapes. 

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A NEW and IMPROVED way of cutting circles

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Yet another circle cutting video! Watch Meryl zip through cutting a circle in no time!

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How To Successfully Freeze 'n Fuse: A Tutorial

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Freeze n' Fuse Candle Holders

Freeze n' Fuze is a relatively easy way of creating detailed elements for your fused glass pieces.

After you fuse these 3-D pieces, you can fire them flat onto plates, platters, bowls or anything else. I have molds with lovely flourishes. They make gorgeous borders and you end up with detail you couldn't otherwise obtain in glass! You can also tack fuse them onto pre-fired glass or use them for making jewelry or magnets. Read on for a fully detailed tutorial including firing schedule!

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How to Write a Firing Schedule

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I give this tutorial to all my students when they attend class. Many tell me it has been the most helpful explanation they've ever gotten for writing firing schedules. I thought I'd share it. Hope it's helpful! Firing Schedule Tutorial for Fusing Firing schedules are made up of various segments and within those segments, three steps; Ramp: (the rate per hour at which the kiln heats or cools). Try to think of this in terms of miles per hour. If you are traveling 300 miles and are going 50 miles an hour, it will take you 6 hours to get there. If you...

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