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Southwest Stack and Puddle

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Southwest Stack and Puddle

This is a modified pattern bar project and is a lot of fun.  Ingredients: five coordinating colors of compatible sheet glass. (I did 6x6")  Stringers if you want them. Persimmon, Ivory, Chocolate, Sunflower, Peacock Make sure your glass is squeaky clean and stack it on your kiln shelf fitted with ThinFire. This is going to spread a lot. Five six inch sheets spread to almost 10". I added stringers going one direction under the yellow the other direction over the yellow. They acted like ball-bearings and were a pain. I thought they might give me dots which would look fun....

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Fused Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Fused Christmas Tree Ornaments

Start by cutting squares. 3", 2 1/2", 2", 1 1/2" (If you cut four each you'll get eight trees) Now cut those squares in half diagonally to make triangles. Starting with the largest triangle, cut the tips off. The tip of the largest triangle is used for the top of the tree and measures about 3/4" tall.   Run a line of glue along the top edge. I don't normally glue up projects like these, but they'll want to slide. Place the next largest on top of the base piece and continue until you'll assembled your tree. Add a small...

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Beauty School Dropout Plate

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Beauty School Dropout Plate

What you need: 6x6" Base (I used icicle clear) 3 1x6" strips (color one) 3 1x6" strips (color two) 3 6" noodles Colorado River Rock Small (I used four colors) Cut and clean all of your components. Place your strips on top of your base. Add your embellishments. Hint: I placed my noodle on top of the white instead of straddling the seam so it wouldn't "sink" during firing. Run though a full fuse. I always use a bubble squeeze. www.spectrumglass.com has a fusing schedule for 96 COE glass. www.bullseyeglass.com has a fusing schedule for 90 COE glass. Slump into...

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Kiln Carved Coasters

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Kiln Carved Coasters

What you'll need 2 square feet of compatible glass (I used 96 Icicle because I like the icy look) 1/8" Fiber Paper Cookie Cutters & an ink pad (optional) Instructions: Cut glass into 4x4" squares. You'll need two for each coaster. Dip the cookie cutter into the ink pad and stamp onto your 1/8" fiber paper, or just make your own designs. Hint: You'll want to make each design take up about the same amount of space so that the coasters will retain about the same size once fused. I just eye-ball these. It doesn't have to be too scientific....

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Two-Faced Platter or Bowl

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Two-Faced Platter or Bowl

What you'll need: 2 10" black System 96 Precut Rounds (or cut your own) 1 package each three colors of Spectrum Chips (or make your own) 1/2" 1 package Colorado River Rock Medium (or make your own) 1/2" Thinfire fusing paper A slumping mold. We used Patty Gray's bowl mold. The purpose of this fun tutorial is to learn about basic glass control. Most fused glass projects are one-sided or have a pattern that goes all the way through the piece. With this technique, you can decorate both sides of your bowl or platter while keeping a nice round shape....

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