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Knowing About Fusible Glass Jewelry Kilns

Making fused glass jewelry requires the use of expensive equipment such as expenditure brick kilns that great for large production runs. Small developments microwave kiln have brought this interesting hobby to reach the beginner hobbyist.

These new kilns are made with the same materials specifically with the materials used to protect the shuttle when they reenter the Earth's atmosphere. They are very light in weight and compact and can be used in a microwave ranging from 800-1200 watts.

This new Olympic jewelry artist kiln allows you to create stunning glass jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, brooches and more.

Olympic Kiln 126GFE

How does it work?

Open kiln into two parts. All you need to do is just open the two halves of the mold kiln to reveal small falls where you can put one or more pieces of colored glass pieces.

Cover the kiln and put it in the microwave. All it takes is 3 minutes and your glass will fuse together making jewelry pieces are interesting and unique. It's really easy.

What do you need?

What you need to start fusing glass is kiln microwave, various pieces of colored glass, Dichroic glass assortment (a special glass that changes color depending on the angle in view), glass cutters (to cut the glass to the size of the mold deterioration in the kiln), safety gloves and instructions.

Most kiln microwave allows you to pieces of jewelry around 75mm in diameter which is usually enough for most jewelry railway projects.

Understanding About Dichroic Glass Beads

Dichroic glass beads, also called fusion glass beads, are so beautiful, and add a special touch when incorporated into projects beads. They are not like other types of beads and add a special touch to your projects.

Use of CBS Dichroic stringers, assorted colors COE90 may add stars to your project. Although it is not necessary to understand how dichroic glass beads are made, it is an interesting process that I will now explain.

CBS Dichroic Stringers, Assorted Colors COE90

First of all, dichroic pronounced die-crow-ick. The process by which these beads were made was very expensive and complex, requiring, special high-tech equipment. These beads would cost more than other types of glass beads, but because of their unique beauty, they might be worth it for you.

The manufacturing process starts with glass beads as a base, which may be clear or colored glass material. The glass beads were taken to a very high temperature in a vacuum oven.

Metal oxides such as gold, chromium, titanium, magnesium and aluminum evaporate into the mist which is then deposited onto a substrate of glass beads in a vacuum chamber. Depending on the desired effect, many layers of fog evaporated metal can be applied to glass.

Because the exact manner in which the various metal vapor falling on a glass substrate rather unexpected, there is a natural variation in beads which of course adds to the uniqueness and value of them.