For June I have been focusing my fused glass blogs on videos Tanya Veit teaches on her AAE Glass website in her Education center. I’ve blogged about several techniques including: the Glass Glo brick plate, Mosiac tile plate, the fused glass quilt plate, and two jewelry techniques. I thought I’d show a couple different jewelry techniques Tanya has in her education center.
The first one is groovy Tie dye pendants. This is similar to Picasso. I kept it simple but I could easily engraved more designs. The one on the left is clear dichroic and the one on the right is obviously black glass. The interesting thing is clear glass doesn’t show the dichroic as well as the black so Tanya also showed us some paints to put on the back of clear pendants. It’s a beautiful paint and is baked on, the paint looks so pretty and adds a bit of depth. I painted the clear groovy tie dye, prism, and mosaic.
Another fused glass pendant video on the education center is a mosaic textured dichroic. I really like this technique because it’s beautiful on both sides. Hopefully I won’t break them when I drill the holes for the pinch bails.
Tanya also has a video on various techniques on dichroic jewelry. I made several and these pictures don’t show the depth of these amazing pendants.
One technique that didn’t work out for me. It was the dichroic mandalas. For some reason when I fired them the dichroic didn’t fire right. I’m guessing I over fired or under-fired but I didn’t want to only show my successes.
I also did some more painted pieces that I still need to cut. It’s prettier than the picture shows, it’s not quite as dark.
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