Glass Frit Powder
Pendant

Adding glass frit powder to fused glass jewelry provides different design features. Frit powder is available in a wide range of colors for different glass fusing projects.

It can be used in various ways in glass jewelry or for larger glass fusing items.

The following pendant is simple to make and can be made in different colors and sizes. Only a few piece of glass and frit are required to make it




Materials:

  • Two pieces of fusing glass 11/4 inch square.
  • Coarse clear frit.
  • Powder.
  • Sifter.
  • Long tweezers.
  • Face mask.
  • Thin fire kiln paper.
  • Fusing kiln.

Assembly:

Step 1.

Cut two pieces about 1 1/4 inches square or larger.

Place them on top of one another on a piece of paper.

Step 2.

Wearing a face mask spoon some powder into the sifter, gently tap the sifter until the square pieces are completely covered.

Step 3.

Place pieces of coarse frit on top of the powder. You may need to use the tweezers for placement around the edges.

Once the surface is completely covered gently move the piece onto thin fire paper placed on a kiln shelf.

Step 4.

Place the shelf into the kiln, gradually bring the temperature up to about 1500 F (815 C) and hold for about 20 minutes.

Check to see that is fully fused, if so switch off and let it cool to room temperature.

As can be seen from the top photo you will have an irregularly patterned finish.

You can have fun with this technique through experimenting, use medium frit, combined powder colors, sprinkling a different color over the frit as well as having a base cover of powder.

Changing the shape of the base as well as using varying colors along with transparents will give you very unique and original designs.



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