Tag Archive: mica pigments

May 05

Copper-Green Goldfish Mosaic

copper goldfish shrine

  This is the shrine I referenced in the greenman shrine of a few weeks ago. It’s actually more of a mosaic than a shrine. I made most of the tiles during a marathon polymer-clay session last summer. I do most of my polymer clay sessions in the summer because my studio had no heat, …

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Jul 06

Next-To Last Beetles

third from last beetles

So now I figured out that you have to fuse the dichro to the background glass before you cap it. ┬áHere’s what I also found–when you have iridescent glass in the background, the dichro doesn’t fuse completely flat. That means that even when you fuse it before capping it, you get blisters of air trapped …

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Jun 15

Beetles in Amber

beetles in amber

I took a fused glass class this spring. I hadn’t been terribly inspired by anything I’d seen in fused glass, but I figured that it was one of the few types of glassworking I hadn’t tried yet, so I ought to give it a go. My first couple of pieces are really ugly. So ugly …

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