Custom Fused Glass Decals

Recently I wrote a post about custom decals for my fused glass. Based on that post I had a request to make pendants with custom decals. I made two options for her. The one on the left is the design she sent me. Maybe it’s my eyesight, but I couldn’t read it very well so I made the one on the right with big bold letters. It made me so happy when she chose the one I created.

These types of decals take a lot of steps. First comes the design and for this decal was tough because it’s a lot of words so the decals are bigger than I normally make. Then I print a copy to make sure it’s the right size then, resize as needed, and they have to sit overnight to set. One thing I need to say is I used transparent decal paper so the glass would show through therefore the glass had to be white. Meanwhile I cut and fused the glass base. I used great iridized glass for these pendants.  Once the glass base was fused I cut and added the decals, the decals don’t bend over corners well so they have to be cut smaller than the base. Then I put the decals off on let them sit overnight again and then bake them. Below is a picture right before I put them in the oven.

Because they are only baked I spray them with sealant. Then of course I add the bails these are pretty big but they are beautiful.  I’m proud of them and I so love making custom pieces.

As I’ve posted before I try to give a gift with any order. Since she ordered 12 pendants I gave her 2 presents. A magnet and a pendant with just the #’s, pictured below. When I make custom pieces I work with the customer, she seems to like them and even mentioned she’d be sending me more requests.

If you have a custom fused glass piece you’d like me to make for you please email me at elegantfusedglass@gmail.com

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites; my Art fire Store, and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kiln warm,

Karen

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