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Fun with Decals

I don’t have a photo of the decal sheet that I bought so I’m substituting the image from Milestone Decals. I’ve always liked antique maps and compass roses. The decals came on a single sheet and I cut them out with scissors and applied them to small glass circles that I had cut.

Antique Map Circles

Tiny Circles

A 1″ diameter circle might be about the smallest that I can cut. Here’s an example of one of the decals on a white circle of glass and capped with a clear piece of glass, both 3mm thick.

Decal on White Glass and Capped with Clear Glass
View from the Side

Ready to Fuse

Here’s the set, ready to fuse, looking down into the bottom of the small kiln, a Paragon Caldera.

Ready to Fuse

Final Result

On one of these projects I’ll have to show how the jewelry findings are attached. But here are the two finished bracelets, a small and a large. The decals retained their vibrant colors and details. I’ve used silver bails and loops to link the glass circles, and the clasp is magnetic. I thought that might be handy, so to speak.

Two Bracelets

Close-up One

Here’s that same map circle from Step 2 above.

Circle Close-up


SEGMENT RATE (deg F / hour) TEMPERATURE (F) HOLD (hours:minutes)
1 400 1200 :30
2 FULL 1490 :10
3 FULL 900 1:00
4 200 700 OFF

* The firing schedules may be designed for other projects that were fired with this one. Everything was fired in a Paragon Caldera.