Fused Glass Stringer
A glass stringer pendant with white criss cross design and red accents fused to a black base.
This item is made from two layered pieces with stringers and small red dots placed on top.
It is a very simple item to make and is a colorful piece of jewelry when finished.
You can alter the size and colors if you wish.
System 96 can be used for this project in place of Bullseye.
You will need the following items for this project.
Two pieces of black glass, 1" wide x 1 7/8" long.
Scrap red glass.
Thin fire paper or primed shelf.
Proceed as follows:
Step 1. Cut black fusing glass to size.
Step 2. Cut one stringer about 1 3/4" long, and the other stringer about 1 1/4" long.
Cut three small red accents.
A piece of bead making rod can be cut and used for this.
More dots can added if small pieces of scrap are used.
Step 3. Wash and dry thoroughly.
Step 4. Stack layers on prepared kiln shelf and place the small pieces in an offset pattern and then lay the white stringers in between.
Step 5. 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 necessary hold longer.
Once fusing is complete, switch kiln off and allow to cool to room temperature.
Step 6. Remove from kiln, roughen up small area on back of project with sand paper.
Use two part epoxy glue to attach metal bail to rear of item.
The pendant can be drilled to take a jump ring rather than a bail.
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