Fused Dichroic Glass
Jewelry Pendant

A dichroic glass jewelry pendant made from dichroic and fusing glass squares.

This fused item is a very simple design that can be changed to suit different colors and design shapes.

Many fusing ideas are based on this design approach enabling various creative shapes and styles to be easily produced

Using just two squares of glass this project can be cut and fused very quickly.



Materials:

One piece of black fusing glass for the base

One piece of dichroic on black.

One piece of clear.

Cutter

Shelf primer or thinfire paper

Kiln shelf

Pendant bail

Epoxy glue

Kiln

Fusing:

Step 1. Cut one piece of black and one piece of dichroic one inch square.

Step 2. Cut one piece of clear about 11/8" square.

Step 3. Assemble base on prepared kiln shelf.

Place dichroic on top of black base and cap with clear.

Step 4. Put shelf in fusing kiln.

Step 5. It isn't necessary to use a formal firing schedule for small pieces like this.

If using thinfire paper leave the lid or vent slightly open until the binders in the shelf paper have burnt away.

Gradually raise the temperature to approx’ 1000°F and allow the binders to burn off and the shelf paper to return to its normal color.

Once the binders have burnt away close the kiln.

Raise glass fusing temperature to about 1500°F until fusing is complete.

Step 6. Monitor progress, as it is easy to overshoot the temperature or leave the item too long at the target temperature.

This can result in the edges becoming distorted and beginning to shrink in the middle.

Once you are happy with the outcome turn the kiln off and let it cool to room temperature.

As can be seen from the photo, the fused pendant is nicely shaped and is capped with the clear square.

Using epoxy glue fix a bail to the rear of the item.



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