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]
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).
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]