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A fusing glass frit pendant fired at high temperature in a glass fusing kiln. High temperature is needed to ensure the frit flows across the base layer.

This item is made from System 96 white, and medium grade frit blend normally used by bead makers. The base is two pieces of white topped with frit and fired at a high temperature in a tabletop glass fusing kiln.

To fuse this piece you will need to take the kiln temperature above 1600°F to achieve the end result. At this temperature the blend will melt and flow across the surface.

The end result should be a nicely blended colored surface on the pendant.



Material List:

  • White glass
  • Frit blend
  • Kiln shelf
  • Shelf primer or thinfire paper
  • Cutter
  • Kiln
  • Jewelry bail

Make project as follows:

Cut two pieces of white 11/4 inch square.

Stack on a prepared kiln shelf.

With a small spoon scatter some frit on top of the base, do not cover completely.

Using a small paint brush move the blend around on the surface, creating some open areas.

The open areas are to enable the blend to melt and flow across the surface to create varying patterns.

Because of the small size of the item a firing schedule is not used.

If using thinfire paper, leave door or lid slightly open, bring up to about 1000 degrees and hold until the binders in the paper have burnt off and then close the kiln.

Continue firing up to about 1600°F.

Carefully check the temperature as you do not want the item to overheat.

As the temperature rises the blend will become molten and spread across the surface rather than fusing down into the base layer.

The base will become rounded.

When the surface is nicely patterned switch off the kiln, cool to room temperature.

You should now have a nicely fused item to which you can attach a bail or drill a hole.



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