After creating a few projects from a tube of assorted opalescent stringer, I thought I’d use it for jewelry.
I’m laying out the stringer on top of 3mm white glass and covering it with 3mm clear glass to make a stringer sandwich of sorts.
I’ve done the same as the above, except with winter colors. You can see that I’m creating a long but narrow rectangular piece. Once it’s fused, I’ll be sawing the rectangle into smaller pieces.
Ready for Final Fuse
Unfortunately I have no photos of the first fuse that created the long rectangles, nor of how I used a tile saw to cut narrow sections from it. I totally fell down on the photo job here. In my mind, it was an experiment, but they came out so well!
You can see (in this slightly blurry image) that I’ve sawed the rectangular slabs into narrow pieces that will be dangling earrings. The wider pieces will be matching pendants. This second and final fuse is to remove the marks left by the saw as well as to round the straight edges.
What started as an experiment has ended with several sets of matching earrings and pendants, in summer and winter colors. How can I not do fall and spring?
FULL FUSING SCHEDULE (RUN TIME 13:34)*
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