Fused Glass Broken Heart

comments (5) July 25th, 2008 in gallery     

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VictoriaNorth Victoria North, product manager
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Luana took a photo of my heart pendant fresh out of the kiln.
This is what the heart should have looked like.       
Luana took a photo of my heart pendant fresh out of the kiln.

Luana took a photo of my heart pendant fresh out of the kiln.

Photo: below 14th studio

The heart pendant I worked on with Luana of below 14th studio didn't come out as planned. What should have been a heart of red and black fused glass ended up looking more like a fingerprint on red glass. Also three bubbles appeared during the firing process. It is interesting to see the process and where it leads you. Even when you do everything right you can achieve unexpected results. Apparently, it was the glue that created the bubbles. Luana is definitely not a fan of E6000 glue, which you can read all about here in her tutorial on how to set up a glass studio.

My road to collecting my merit badges may be a little rocky, but I am determined to complete my quest to craft. I will keep you posted on my second try with the heard pendant.

Pattern or design used: A Beginner's Perspective on Fused Glass Jewelry
posted in: gallery, pendant, glass, fused glass

Comments (5)

VictoriaNorth writes: Thanks for the information. Hopefully I can work on another project soon. It was a lot of fun and less intimidating than I thought it would be.
Posted: 11:13 am on August 11th
RJGCREATIONS writes: Ms Vicky,

Welcome to the world of fusing!

I see what happened you put a clear piece of glass on top of the frit that created to much weight (even though it was a small piece of clear). The different size of frit created air pockets. You could have made the heart with out the clear top. The first time is always a learning process. If you have any questions about fusing please Email me any time. E6000 mixed with frit is no good. Elmers Jel glue and Glastac fusing glue are better to use. Mix it with the frit.

To much information Sorry.

Posted: 2:22 pm on August 5th
VictoriaNorth writes: Thanks. I was pretty happy with my first crafting experience. It was definitely a lot of fun and I can't wait to try something else.
Posted: 11:37 am on July 27th
trusk4u writes: I would use it anyway. Just give it some really cool name,call it modern or something suitable, and go from there. I personally think it's pretty awesome!
Posted: 1:37 pm on July 25th
Deana writes: Keep at it Vicky! I think your pendant still looks really cool.
Posted: 9:29 am on July 25th
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