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  • #9839
    scm2012
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    Hi,

    Just posting to introduce myself…

    I have a general purpose Paragon Kiln that I use mainly for PMC silver jewelry/sculpture.

    I really like look of glass set in PMC. So tonight I am making my first attempt at fusing some blue dichroic glass to black glass. (looks real good stacked together, can’t wait to see what it looks like after firing)   If it works out I hope to set the pieces into PMC silver.

    I bought my glass and tools from my jewelry supplier, and they had some basic glass fusing information, but I did a bit of web searching for more information and found this site.

    I’ve already learned a lot reading the site… for one thing I learned about firing schedules, and while the glass is firing, I’ve leaned a bunch more just reading the forum here.

    If my pieces come out ok, I’ll post some pics of them… actually if they don’t come out ok, I’ll post pics too — maybe it will help other newbies.

    Stephen

    #12623
    bookie13
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    Stephen,

    Welcome to the addiction. Lots of people from the PMC world work their way into glass fusing and leave PMC behind (or take it with them on the glass trip). You will love the new media and will find it greatly expands your art horizons.

     

    Barry Kaiser

    Web Site    http://www.kaiserglass.com

    Glass Classes:   http://www.Kaiserglass.com/classes.html

    Tutorials      http://www.kaiserglass.com/tutorials.html

    #12624
    scm2012
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    Thanks.

    Wow, this is fun.  I had to wait till morning for the kiln to cool.. My pieces came out great!

    They fully fused and beaded up like i thought they would.

    One surprise was that i thought i had all blue dichroic… but along with the blue i got some green and a great violet.

    I’d also like to try to fire and retain some angular shape to the cut pieces.  Im guessing i can do that by playing with the fusing temp/time. Am i right? I read about different levels of fusing…

    I think i will post pics, but at this point they look like any other fused dichroic, though uniqely colored.

    About PMC.. dont think id ever leave that behind, i work in a lot of mediums… but i can see where, though i started by wanting to mix glass with pmc, i can see where i can use glass alone.

    For one thing, it looks like making things like cabochons is fairly easy… if not time consuming in the kiln,  Really all you need to do is break some glass and stack it for that… Im sure it gets more complicated if you want to control the results though…  remember im a newbie…

    Stephen

     

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