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Project Guide: Sunday Morning Plate

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This one was inspired by the stained glass windows of my youth. The fun little corner detail (the line between the blue and yellow) was a happy accident. I have no idea why it happened, but I like it a lot. This six by six inch plate using the following pieces 6x6" base (icicle)4x4" center (ruby)4 1x1" Square of four colors4 1/2 by 1" pieces for the corners8 1/2" by 1/2" squares (four of each color) Assemble & run through a bubble squeeze program. Slump into your favorite drop out or plate mold. I used GM14.

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Project Guide: Lady Bug Picnic Plate

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Ladybug Picnic ~ All Done In Spectrum System 96 Glass 1 six by six inch base (I used icicle clear)1 five by five inch sheet for the center top of the plate (I used Sour Apple)2 strips 1/2 by five inches for borders (I used Amazon Green)2 strips 1/2 by six inches for borders (I used Amazon Green)4 pieces of medium Colorado River Rock (I used White Opal)Black opal for the bodyRed opal for the wingsBlack stringer for the antennaeSmall black Colorado River Rock for the spots and antennae tips Instructions: Build your plate using the base, border pieces, and center sheet. I don't...

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Quick Tips: Add a Bead Bracelets & Gifts

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For each bracelet: One Add a Bead bracelet finding or Silver Plated Bangle  Hugger beads (if desired)  These gorgeous bracelets go together in seconds. You'll need medium hole beads. The Italian Charm Bracelet (Pandora type) are too big unless you want them to have a lot of movement.  Couldn't be simpler! Just arrange unscrew the end "ball" and add your beads. If you want them to be stationary, use hugger beads. If you want to allow movement, hugger beads are not necessary. There are many fun findings for adding beads for quick and easy projects. We sell quite a few different ones....

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Quick Tips: Millefiori Jewelry Starts

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Most fusers work in 96 COE, 90 COE or Float Glass. I enjoy mixing it up a bit at times and working with a soft glass from Italy.  Millefiori, Italian for a thousand flowers, is made by arranging glass rods into pictures and then firing it into cane which is then sliced.  Click and go to millefiori at Rocky Mountain Glass Crafts Millefiori has many uses in the fuser's workshop. Fuse large slices for earrings and bracelets Arrange Millefiori into shapes and fuse for fun and funky pendants Cast pendants and earrings using millefiori and compatible frits These crosses go...

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Quick Tips: Colorado River Rock Bobby Pins & Snap Clips

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These quick and easy hair "baubles" are a great impulse buy.  Simply glue 1/2" Colorado River Rock to bobby pin and barrette findings.     

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