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by mpg
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 2020 Ornament Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: 2020 Ornament Exchange

I'm working on my ornaments, and am wondering -- am I supposed to have a participant number to label them with? I received the email in mid-September that I need to send in 40 ornaments for the exchange, and that they should be placed in bags with my name and entry number.

thanks!
Michelle
by mpg
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: hanging multiple fused glass panels together
Replies: 4
Views: 3679

hanging multiple fused glass panels together

Hi all, I'm trying to get back into glass fusing after a 2 year break due to a cross country move. Anyway, I'm designing a piece that will hang in front of a window. It will be 10 rectangles, each roughly 8"x11", hung in 2 rows of 5 rectangles each. What I'm trying to figure out is how to ...
by mpg
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Beginner Question about combing .....
Replies: 7
Views: 4361

I wash the combings and scrape off as much kiln wash as I can first, then soak them in white vineger for 4-6 hours, then wash again with a green scotch-brite scrubbie. So far, it seems to be removing all stuck kiln wash (I use BE) and not scratching the glass (I've had problems with the scotch brite...
by mpg
Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Beginner Question about combing .....
Replies: 7
Views: 4361

Hi, I found that when I tried to comb on fiber paper, the paper did slide around unless I tucked the ends under the kiln shelf (I have a 8"x8" kiln where the shelf sits directly on the kiln floor). I've also heard you can cut the fiber paper larger than the shelf and fold up the ends along the kiln ...
by mpg
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Buying first kiln...HELP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

Hi, From the website, it looks like the kiln you mention takes a 13" round shelf. I don't believe a 10x10" square would fit on this shelf (I think you'd need a 15" round shelf at the very least.) I'm always surprised when I do the math at just how big a circle needs to be to accomidate a certain siz...
by mpg
Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: firing schedule for small glass
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

firing schedule for small glass

Hi, I know I've seen this information somewhere, but can't find it right now, so I'd really appreciate your input! I've been following the firing schedule for a full fuse in Brad's book which has an initial temp rise of no more than 400 dph to ~1100 (then slow down until 1300 to help prevent bubbles...
by mpg
Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: CBS dichro transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

CBS dichro transparency

Hi, A few weeks ago I made a pendant by capping a piece of rippled dichro with a piece of dichro on clear (dichro up) and then a piece of regular clear. I like the look and have been trying to replicate it and haven't had any success. I thought the piece I used for the cap was candy apple red, but i...
by mpg
Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Spectrum Peppermint Pink Baroque
Replies: 13
Views: 6345

I tried making a 6" square blank for a bowl last night -- top layer clear & black baroque and bottom layer white. The piece came out full of bubbles. I thought it was because it's the 1st piece this big I have done and I didn't hold at ~1100 to let the bubbles work their way out, but when I looked a...
by mpg
Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pendent help please?
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

Hi Rene,

I've found that soaking for a longer time at a lower temp helps some with the puckering problem. Your kiln temps are probably different, but 20 minutes at 1450 gave me better looking pendant holes than the 10 minutes at 1500 I had been doing.

Good luck!
Michelle
by mpg
Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Gold Leaf for Fusing
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Ron,

Are these the variegated red, blue & green you mentioned?

http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm ... up_id=7968

I thought Mona Lisa products wouldn't survive fusing?

Thanks!
Michelle
by mpg
Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Blue Dragon
Replies: 15
Views: 10895

Jerry,

The piece is gorgeous! What system96 glass did you use for the cranberry colored areas -- I didn't think they had anything that shade?

Thanks!
Michelle
by mpg
Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: mold questions
Replies: 0
Views: 2116

mold questions

Hi, I have a bunch of questions about using fiber paper and fiber board as molds. I have some Kaiser-Lee fiber board that I want to use for frit castings and drop-ring slumps. I've read that "primo primer" is best to use to prep these as it will turn to dust at fusing temps. Can I use other kiln was...
by mpg
Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Does Borax migrate?
Replies: 9
Views: 4577

Does Borax migrate?

Hi, I was doing a bunch of compatability tests with regular spectrum (1" squares on clear fusing strips, brought to 1550 for 10 minutes) and I decided to do 2 tests at once by seeing which would require borax to prevent devit. So I put the solution on half of each square. When I took this pieces out...
by mpg
Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Buying glass online
Replies: 6
Views: 4039

Hi,

Both http://www.fusedglasssource.com and http://www.cathedralstainedglass.com
appear to have good prices on system96 glass. I haven't ordered from either place yet, though.

Hope this helps,
Michelle
by mpg
Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Newbie photo debut - cabs & pendants
Replies: 18
Views: 11969

Hi Susan,

Beautiful cabs -- I like the color choices! Can I ask how do you achieve the swirly patterns (such as in the left piece in the pink, mauve & black combo)? Are these made by piling frit and firing for a long time? I'm just starting out, too :)

Thanks!
Michelle
by mpg
Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: high-fire with System96?
Replies: 7
Views: 4045

high-fire with System96?

Hi, I've been learning so much from this board! I came across some pictures of high-fire work, and would like to try and recreate some of the swirly/color-mixing/3D effects I've seen. I've tried two experiments so far with System96 glass (one at 1700 for 45 minutes, other at 1775 for 1 hour) and am ...
by mpg
Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: temperature limit for kiln wash?
Replies: 9
Views: 4516

temperature limit for kiln wash?

Hi, I tried a high-temperature firing last night (1700 for 45 minutes). It was a really simple experiment -- a pile of glass scraps on top of a piece of thinfire paper. During the soak, the glass pulled in upon itself (as expected) and appears to have wrapped up upon itself, as it left thinfire pape...
by mpg
Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is "creative paperclay" the same as paperclay?
Replies: 1
Views: 1916

Is "creative paperclay" the same as paperclay?

Hi, I found several references in the archives here to using paperclay to make molds. When I was at Michael's today, I picked up a product called "creative paperclay" and I'm wondering if this is the same stuff as the paperclay that was mentioned. The description on the company's website is: "Creati...
by mpg
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: dichroic color change?
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

dichroic color change?

Hi,

I've read that dichroic glass will change to a different color when heated. Is there any way (other than experimentation!) to determine what this color will be? Does it depend on the temperature the glass is heated to?

Thanks!
Michelle
by mpg
Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing classes in central NJ area?
Replies: 1
Views: 1559

fusing classes in central NJ area?

Hi,

Does anyone know of studios offering introductory fusing or jewelry fusing classes in central NJ or eastern PA?

Thanks!
Michelle

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