Glass Powder Coated
Fused Pendant

Fuse a glass powder coated pendant at high temperature to create an abstract design. High kiln temperatures will cause color shifts and the colors to run resulting in an original piece of art.

Different shapes and colored base glasses will produce a large variety of powdered pendants. Care needs to be taken with this process to ensure the kiln does not overheat.

Monitor the firing, bubbles just below the surface will sometimes appear in the glass at high temperature.

Please visit powder painting for an explanation of the techniques used in applying colored powders. System 96 products have been used for this project.



Opaque green has been used for the pendant but other colors can be used to deepen the powdered colors. Clear or transparent colored glasses will also create very original fused designs

.The paint techniques can be modified to suit your tastes, the design for this pendant were created with cocktail sticks. A small paint brush can also be used for this purpose.

Using small squeeze bottles the mix can be applied directly to the surface and swirled with a paint brush or cocktail stick.

By varying paint mixes a very large color palette can be used.

Supplies:

  • Two pieces of green fusing glass.
  • Selection of colored glass powder.
  • .Squeeze bottles/paint brush/cocktail sticks.
  • Aloe Vera or medium for mixing.
  • Cutter.
  • Thin fire paper or primed shelf.
  • Face mask.
  • Fusing kiln.

Instructions:

Step 1. Cut two pieces of glass to the desired shape and size. Cut the top piece slightly larger so that it will fuse over the top of the bottom layer.

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

Step 3. Follow the painting instructions and coat the top layer.

Step 4. Allow the surface to dry completely.

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

.Step 6. Bring fusing temperature up gradually to 1600° F(870° C), hold for 15 minutes. Check the item as the temperature increases, if necessary, adjust before the top temperature is reached.

Monitor to ensure that the kiln does not overheat.Switch off once ideal outcome is achieved.

Step 7. Allow item to cool to room temperature and remove. Apply bail of your choice to rear of pendant with two part epoxy adhesive.



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