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Glass Work


#1

I’m glad to see there are some glass workers in the group. It is
such a wonderfull material to work with I would love to see it
become more acceptable in jewelry. Does anyone know of a high fire
paint or glaze? I need something that will not burn out and still
be compatable when fired between layers.


#2

Just a thought from a non-glass person. There are ceramic
pencils and crayons. Have you tried anything like these?

Marilyn Smith


#3

Jim:
I have had success layering dichroic glass, with the dichroic
layer in the middle of the “fused” glass. I believe there are
enamels or ground glass that can be painted on glass and fired.
These would be available from any glass supplier. Unfortunately,
it can be difficult to set up an account with a glass supplier in
the U.S. Most want to see receipts from other glass suppliers.
Kind of a chicken and egg kind of thing. (Which comes first.)

Kenneth Gastineau
@Kenneth_Gastineau1


#4

Just a thought from a non-glass person. There are ceramic
pencils and crayons. Have you tried anything like these?

I’ve never heard of such a thing, I’ll look int it…Thanx.
Loveland


#5

I have had success layering dichroic glass, with the dichroic
layer in the middle of the “fused” glass.

I’ve been wanting to try this- do any of you have some good
suppliers for dichroic? I can’t find any on the web, although I
find lots of nice examples of people’s work-- Anne


#6

I wonder did I miss some of this thread.Can you actually form a
single piece of dichroic glass.Or do you achieve this effect by
layering two pieces or some natural substance?

                                          Mark Liccini
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#7

I believe there are enamels or ground glass that can be painted on glass and
fired.

Hi Kenneth,

There are colours for work with enamel or pottery, which are
simply metal oxides. Traditionally, they are worked with
sandalwood oil to paint miniatures onto enamelled surfaces. The
oil has to dry properly, which will take some time, before
firing. There are even gold and platinum “colours” - the real
metals - for painting and firing on chinaware, they should work
with enamel, too.

Markus


#8

Mark:

If you are referring to the black opal effect that can be
achieved with dichroic glass, this is done by melting a dichroic
layer of metal oxides between two layers of glass. Usually I use
black glass for the bottom piece and clear for the top. The
dichroic oxide can be on either the top or bottom piece as long
as it is in the middle. If you use clear glass for the top and
bottom the effect looks like a really great jelly opal of sorts.

Kenneth Gastineau
@Kenneth_Gastineau1


#9

Anne:

I have dealt with Pacific Glass out of California. There are
others. Expect to have to make a sizable first order. Glass
companies tend to respect their local dealers (unlike the jewelry
industry) and want to make sure their not stepping on any toes.
By now they should be used to dealing with jewelers. At least we
buy some of their most expensive glass.

Let me know if you need Pacific Glass’s address and phone number
and I will dig it up for you.

Kenneth Gastineau
@Kenneth_Gastineau1


#10

Yes, please. I too would like the adresss and phone #


#11

Hi Anne, I know Delphi in Michigan sells dichroic glass, you’ll
have to set up a wholesale account with them, but that is easy,
and they have a Wab site, but I don’ know their URL. Hope this
helps. Duane


#12

Let me know if you need Pacific Glass’s address and phone number
and I will dig it up for you.

yes, I do need it, thank you, Kenneth- Anne


#13

Ann Try www.innercite.com/~flameon for links and supplies for
hot glassworkers, also Frantz Bead Company ( my wife uses them
for her glass supplies ) 1-800-839-6712, e-mail for catalog
MFrantz@aol.com Good Luck Jim Blumer :slight_smile:


#14

The glass supplier I have used is D&L Stained Glass Supply out
of Boulder Colorado. There is a Pacific Glass in California, but
I have not dealt with them as I had thought.

The info on D&L is as follows.

D&L Stained Glass Supply, Inc.
4939 North Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80304-0530
(800)525-0940
(303)442-3429 FAX
info@dlstainedglass.com
http://www.dlstainedglass.com

Kenneth Gastineau
@Kenneth_Gastineau1