I saw a free stained glass pattern in the Delphi newsletter that I just loved.
I knew if I made it into a stained glass panel, I wouldn't be able to eat off of it. So I set out to create a fused glass platter instead.
My husband and I decided to cut all the pattern pieces by hand (thinking about it later, I would have used my Delphi Taurus 3 glass saw).
We sandwiched all the fusible pieces between two sheets of transparent 96 COE glass. In the end, I didn't have the heart
to slump it into its mold.
I made a channel on each side with fiber paper foam and transparent glass, to hang it with. (I have learned to double the channels for the wire loop.) There were some bubbles due to our handcutting and gaps, so the second fusing got rid of some of those. During the second fusing, I made the transparent channels to hang the piece.
Next time I would leave the extra sheet of glass off of the top. I still haven't mastered increasing my hold time during the second ramp up phase of firing.
Using 26 lb. cable wire, we can now hang it in the small window of our closet or shed showroom.
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