Archive for Bottle Glass

Bottle Glass Frit Ball Heart Pendants

Bottle Glass Frit Ball Pendant

Wondering what to do with all of the bottle glass frit balls we made a while back?  Not sure what to do for Valentine’s day?  Well, here you go.

These pendants remind me of a classic (in)famous Utah dish called Ambrosia Salad.  Essentially jello, cool whip and fruit cocktail all mixed together to make an opaque white-ish not actually food stuff with bits of un-naturally colored fruit floating in it. Read more

Flaming Heart Windchime – Part 3

Bottle glass windchime

Today we are making the bottle glass chimes for the flaming heart windchime that we’ve been working on the past couple weeks.  The pattern for the windchime is the free January Kiln Carving Pattern.  If you are just joining us, it would be good to read Fusing the Windchime top and Adding Color Frit at some point. Read more

Flaming Heart Windchime – Part 2

flaming heart windchime

Flaming Heart Windchime with color frit

This is part 2 of a multipart tutorial about making a flaming heart windchime from the free January Kiln Carving Pattern.  If you haven’t downloaded the pattern yet, you can find it here.  Part 1 of this tutorial is also available.

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Flaming Heart Windchime – Part 1

rvshrtfiberToday we are going to make the second project of the month with our kiln carving pattern.  If you have already downloaded the pattern and used it for the suncatcher project, I hope you saved the cut out parts!  If not, no worries, just use the stencil and cut out another set.  (This is part 1 of a 2 part tutorial.)

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Bottle Glass Frit Balls

bottle glass frit balls

Cobalt Blue bottle glass frit balls.

Lately I’ve become enamored of working with frit balls.  I had no idea how fun and addictive these things are!  Maybe because they look like unnaturally colored caviar or tiny marbles, who knows, but they are pretty cool.  First though, you have to make them.
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January 2015 – Free Kiln Carving Pattern

heart kiln carving pattern

Flaming heart kiln carving pattern finished project.

Since Valentines day is just a hop, skip and a jump away, I thought we’d do a heart pattern for January.   Read more

Fused Gecko Pattern with Mica

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Now that you have made your fused bottle glass gecko with the free pattern for October, what else can we do with him?  One thing to consider is adding mica to him for some color and sparkle!  It’s easy, grab your gecko and we’ll get started. Read more

October 2014 Free Kiln Carving Pattern

fused bottle glass geckoThe free pattern for October is this adorable little gecko, he’s perfectly sized for a 750 mL bottle.  You could also add a friend and use multiple geckos on a larger project. Read more

Q & A Monday – July 21, 2014

Jodi McRaney RushoHappy Monday!  If you can smile about that, you’ll make it through anything.  Today I’m answering questions about mixing compatibilities in terms of bottles and frit, making polishing machines and using a ceramic kiln for glass.  These are actual reader questions and answers.  I’ve removed personal info for privacy reasons.  If you have a question, send it on over.

 

Q: can I use Uroboros 96 coe powdered frit on my bottles when I slump them or do I have to use the 82?? thank you. excited to slump some bottles :D Read more

July Free Kiln Carving Pattern

allium kiln carving pattern

As hard as it is to motivate myself to fire up the kiln and add to the already excruciating heat, I was inspired by this gorgeous thing: Read more

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