Glass Painted Pendant

Make a glass painted pendant coated with glass powder fired in a glass kiln. This item has been colored using the techniques found on the powder painting page.

Whilst this is a round pendant you can make this item in a variety of shapes and colors.

Bullseye products have been used for this project but System 96 can be used in place of Bullseye.

Clear glass has been used for the pendant but opaque colors can be used to deepen the colors. Using clear will result in a transparent item.



The paint techniques used can be modified to suit your tastes, the patterns and colors are unlimited.

Opaque and transparent colors can be combined so as to make an original art jewelry object.

Mixing various colors gives you the ability to create your own individual color palette.

Materials Required:

  • Two pieces of fusing glass.
  • Selection of colored powder.
  • Squeeze bottles.
  • Aloe Vera or medium for mixing.
  • Paint brush.
  • Cutter.
  • Thin fire paper or kiln washed shelf.
  • Face mask.(Always use a mask when working with glass powder.)

Instructions:

1. Cut two pieces to the desired shape and size.

Cut the top piece slightly larger so that it will fuse over the top of the bottom layer.

2. Wearing your face mask, mix the powder, water and aloe gel as per the instructions given for powder painting.

If desired it can can be applied with toothpicks rather than squeeze bottles.

3. Follow the painting instructions and paint the top layer.

4. Allow the pendant to dry completely.

5. Position painted surface on top of bottom layer, place on prepared kiln shelf and put in kiln.

6. Bring fusing temperature up gradually to 1500 F(816 C), hold for 15 minutes.

When fully fused, switch off and allow to cool to room temperature.

7. Remove from kiln and glue bail to the rear of the pendant.



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