Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hot Stuff

I have been a bit obsessed with fused glass of late.  In the last month and 1/2 I have pumped out 30+ of the hot little puppies.  Each one is different because, as you know, I get bored quickly!   Each cab takes 9+hours from start to finish, including the kiln time.  So I am not running a sweatshop, but it is still time consuming.  I actually taught my art students the process and they made them as Christmas gifts.  It was quite a hit and much better than the coil pot ashtray that I gave my non-smoking mom back in the 80's!  If there is enough interest, I will post a tutorial, just comment and let me know!  The only kicker is that you need a kiln :\!

 I currently have these for sale in my Etsy Shop and local locations here in the Monterey Bay area.  I hope that you love'm like I do.  


anjali said...

Hi there! Was just checking out different blogs at random and found yours. Wow, the pendants are really nice. I dont mind learning how to do it. Care to share? :-)

Shelly said...

If there is enough interest, I will do a photo tute. I can give you a quick supply list though!

96 or 90 COE fusible glass (one or the other, you can't combine the two types)

Running Glass Pliers

Nippers (for tile or glass)

Glass scoring tool

White glue

Kiln (must get to at least 1800 degrees and have temperature gauge)

Optional: Dremel, coolant, drill press, and or glass saw, all with diamond bits. (These are for the carved pieces that I do)

You can also add dicroic glass, glass stingers, glass noodles, and copper for cool effects.

There are several of places to purchase the supplies. I try to buy local and purchase most of my supplies from a bay area stained glass and glass blowing supply store. You can also purchase from Etsy or Ebay.

Anonymous said...

Olve the pendants!! I am hpoing for the tute!! : )