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  • Wedding rings are traditionally unbroken circles of precious metal to symbolize the eternal union of the couple.
    Engagement rings traditionally are set with a gemstone.
     
     
    Claire

  • I just read Roxane’s comment.  If you fuse fine silver wire into the glass, it will come out white.  I have never found a polishing cloth to be effective, so I always tumble.  The fused glass is hard and the shot in the tumbler is not sharp.  My only concern would be if your glass is only a single layer and not fused onto another piece, it cou…[Read more]

  • I’ve thought about stamping and maybe I’ll give it a try.  Thanks.
     
    Claire

  • Paul,
    You are right about their selection, I just find it much cheaper to make my own.  I don’t make pendants with fused wire loops, so I never use regular bails.
    BTW, I love your tutorial on the fold-over pendants.  I will definitely be trying that out.  I also like your fusing and slumping schedules (which is how I came upon the website).
    Thanks.
    Claire

  • The only fusing I do is to make dichroic jewelry (although I want to branch out a little), so I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to findings.  What I am doing now is buying fine silver strip which I cut into 1″ – 1 1/4″ strips. Using a large round nose pliers I form a loop at one end and sandwich it between 2 pieces of glass…[Read more]

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