textured dicihroic glass
- February 19, 2009 at 5:06 am #9309
hi! i’m new to the glass fusing craze but am having a ball trying to make cabachons and pendants. can someone please tell me the best way to cut the texutres? i have a lot of scrap for practice and need your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks!February 19, 2009 at 5:20 am #11140
sorry! i wanted to make sure i am clear in my question……… i need advice on how to cut the pieces of textured glass that i have. i seem to make a complete mess and i’d rather make pretty pendants! thanks again.February 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm #11141rgilbertParticipant
As with any textured glass, the first place to try is the smoother side. For some of the glass, it’s still a crapshoot, so many people resort to diamond bandsaws, ring saws or the wet saw you stashed in the basement after that big tile project. There are also cutting systems like Mortons that people swear by.
The key, I’ve found, is practice. (And a good old ring saw when the piece has to be just right.)
The “pretty mess” of broken bits and pieces can add interest to your cabs or pendants. Heck, I got LOTS of pretty messes.February 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm #11142
thanks! i have what a”mentor” describes as my “box of tears”. i never throw anything away!
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