Fixing Fused Glass

During my fused glass art shows, sometimes my customers will bring in one of my fused glass pieces in and ask me to fix it. Shannon brought in this pendant and she dropped it and it broke (sadly I forgot to take a picture of the broken pieces). I took the bail off the bigger piece, grind it a bit, refired it and then put the bail back on. The little piece was a bit more difficult, I added more glass and make it into a snap

Additionally, Shannon loves her fused glass pendants so much she wears them all the time and sometimes glue fails and the bails came off. I cleaned them up and added new bails – now they are good as new. Again, I forgot to take before pictures.

Lastly, Shannon brought a beautiful piece that was tumbled and had a nice matt finish. Her mom liked it so much she wanted to change one of my high polished ones into a matt piece. The first 2 pictures is the front and back of the original pendant. I took off the bail off and the second two pictures are of the cabochon before I tumbled it. The bottom two left pictures are after I tumbled it (front & back). Because it’s pretty both sides I drilled the pendent and added a pinch bail so she could wear it either side up.

My point is, for me I want you to be happy with your glass. If a bail comes off bring it back in to me and I’ll fix it. If you have a broken piece – bring it in I’ll do my best to make something for you.

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 site and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you’d like to take a class please check out the information on my site about my classes. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to check out our newsletter.  It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kilns warm,

Karen

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