Actually, glass scares the crap out of me. I'm so afraid that when I cut it, I'll cut myself! So what's the best way to conquer a fear? Just do it!!! (ok, that does not apply to my fear of heights!!!)
Colleen and I always love to experiment. This time, we played with decals over dichroic glass. I think the background needs to be a little lighter. That's a tree on the left
These are all 22K gold decals. We will turn these all into pendants. Considering that we had never worked with decals before, I think they came out pretty good. It requires 2 firing to get the glass shaped and polished, then a 3rd firing to apply the decal. Lots of kiln time for sure.
This might be my favorite of the day. But I have lots more I just need to photograph and then I can post them.
Opening a kiln load of glass is always such a huge surprise. You never know what's going to happen. Most loads take about 10 hours as a minimum, depending on what you are trying to do.
My next experiment will be with crushed dichroic glass. But in the meantime, as soon as I finish up a few pieces, we did something I'm calling "plaid dichroic" and I totally love the look we got.
OK, time to get off the computer and go get a load ready to fire!
Hope you are playing hard this summer. I personally think it's the best way to beat the heat!!!
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