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Shelley Lewis
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Help putting frit in mold

Postby Shelley Lewis » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:47 am

I want to try putting a solid color frit and a little dichroic frit in a jewelry mold (earrings and pendants). I've watched videos online about slightly mounding the glass in the center, but I can't find info on how to mix two colors of frit. Do I put the solid on the bottom and sprinkle the dichroic on top? Mix the two first, then place in mold? Thanks for any advice!

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Re: Help putting frit in mold

Postby Valerie Adams » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:47 pm

I'd put it in a little jar and shake it up.

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Re: Help putting frit in mold

Postby lorimendenhall » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:05 pm

if it's a mold you are working upside down. depending on the look you want you could approach it different ways. when I make molded dragonflies I strategically place the dichro pieces where I want them and then fill up with non-dichro frit. if the dichro frit you're using is clear then I think mixing it up is a great option too. if the dichro frit is on black then you will loose a good portion of the effect since when it's upside down it will just look black and not dichro. I'd strategically place those.

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Re: Help putting frit in mold

Postby Susanbuckler » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:56 pm

Shelley
I've thought about doing this too
what kind of molds are you using?
Susan
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Re: Help putting frit in mold

Postby Shelley Lewis » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:53 am

Susan,
I'm going to try a mini square jewelry mold I found at delphiglass.com. I'm brand new to fusing, so wish me luck! :D
Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Re: Help putting frit in mold

Postby JestersBaubles » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:02 am

lorimendenhall wrote:if it's a mold you are working upside down.


Not necessarily. Some of the pendant molds you are working "right side up" :mrgreen: For instance, http://www.delphiglass.com/glass-molds/ ... welry-mold

You'd only be working upside down if it were a mold that had embossing/relief on the bottom surface.

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