Dichroic Art Glass Epiphany Necklace
Michele McManus from Denver, Colo., taught herself how to work with kiln-formed compatible glasses and now makes art glass jewelry and tiles. In this project, Michele will be making an epiphany necklace.
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Materials and Tools:
compatible art glass
compatible dichroic glass
pistol grip glass cutter
Morton cutting system
1. Cut base glass to: 1" x 6", 1-1/4" x 6", 1-1/2" x 6", 1-3/4" x 6", 2" x 6".
2. Glue fiber blanket strip to 1/8" x 6-1/4".
3. Cut strips of glass in various sizes.
4. Design and place glass on base.
5. Cut clear glass for top to 2-1/2" x 6-1/2".
6. Place in kiln. Fire to full fuse 1480 F.
7. Cut into pendant size 3/8 to 1/2 inch.
8. Grind into shape. This is all done individually by eye.
9. Place in kiln. Fire-polish to 1300 F.
10. Remove from kiln and string.
Web site: www.epiphany-art.com
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