Glass And Metal Jewelry Blog

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Here you will find the latest changes and updates to the site regarding glass fusing, precious metal clay, chainmaille, beaded and resin jewelry making tips, information and tutorials.

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Dec 09, 2015

Jewelry Craft Books And Videos

Jewelry craft books and videos are very helpful for home artists who wish to make and sell their own creations

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Jun 16, 2014

Australian Chain Maille Conference

Australian chain maille makers may be interested in Maillecon being held at Mount Riverview NSW on June 28.

Full details and registration details avaiable online.

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Jun 05, 2014

LINKED-Chain Maille Projects Book

Inspiring Collection Of Chain Maille Projects From Kalmach Books.

Explore the work of six leading Chain Maille artists in this new book.

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Jun 05, 2014

Bullseye Glass Co. Santa Fe Gathering

Take your artistic practice and kilnforming skills to a new level with Explore Santa Fe: Gathering, an intensive workshop led by artist Stacy Lynn Smith.

Sign up today for this five day unique learning experience.

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May 19, 2014

Iridized Glass Fusing Tutorial

Fusedglass.org have a great iridized glass tutorial available.

The tutorial presents in project form all the major points involved in iridized fusing.

This site is also the home of the very popular glass puddles.

Whilst you're here have a look at the range of ebooks which will add greatly to your glass fusing skills.

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May 19, 2014

System 96® Craft Corner

System 96® has an excellent craft corner with technical information as well as project guides.

A number of technical pdf guides can be downloaded here.

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May 03, 2014

System 96® What's New

Check out new products from System 96®.

Great new products covering fusing glass, frit, noodles, stringers and many other items.

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May 02, 2014

Pam East's Metal Clay Enameling

Renowned metal clay artist Pam East has just created and released a two DVD set for precious metal clay silver enameling.

Also released is a two DVD set for copper enameling.

These products can be purchased at Metal Clay Supply.

Pam has been involved with PMC for many years and is the author of the well received book Enameling On Metal Clay.

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Apr 29, 2014

Metal Jewelry Enameling

The Guild Of Enamellers (UK) have available two DVD titles for those interested in metal enamelling.

Titled Enamelling on Copper for Beginners and Enamelling on Copper - Beyond the Basics, running for approx' six hours these two volumes cover a wide range of topics.

Suitable for beginners and the more experienced artist, the techniques discussed are equally applicable to precious metals.

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Apr 26, 2014

Glory Hole Furnaces

Fusion Headquarters have uploaded three YouTube videos showing the operation of The Murphy Fire Bucket glory hole furnace.

We have also included a link to Glassblower.info for additional glassblowing information.

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Apr 26, 2014

Diamond Hand Polishing Pads

Amazon are currently advertising a range of diamond hand polishing pads which can be used for wet polishing glass and other materials.

Grits start at 50 right through to 3000 for very fine polishing work.

3000 grit is sometimes used for final polishing by glass enamelers before final fire polishing.

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Apr 24, 2014

Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show

This is the 42nd year of the Harvest Festival®.

Spread over three days with 24,000 handmade American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center.

Hundreds of American artisans will be exhibiting handmade items including ceramics, clothing, jewelry, music, photography, food, original art and much more.

Please contact Harvest Festival® for visitor and exhibitor information.

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Apr 22, 2014

Using MR-97 Mold Release

Color De Verre have produced a project sheet an a YouTube video on the use of MR-97 mold release.

This information should provide the details required when switching to, or using this type of mold release.

A number of other info' sheets are available to help you in your glsss fusing projects.

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Apr 22, 2014

Drawing Zentangle® Patterns

Zentangle® patterns have become a major hobby for many people in all walks of life.

It is almost impossible to keep up with the number of patterns and styles appearing constantly.

It is not unusual to see patterns emerging in glass fusing projects, particularly etched jewelry.

A great reference point is the regular newsletter from TanglePatterns.com, covering all aspects of tangles drawing.

Tutorials, books and supplies are available on this site.

Join up and have fun creating your own patterns and using the works already available.

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Apr 21, 2014

Free Patterns For Stained Glass

A great site for free stained glass patterns.

There is a wealth of information and tutorials on stained glass available.

For anyone that has an interest in stained glass glass work this is the place to visit.

You are able to post pictures of your work and ask questions about this lovely glass art.

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