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Discover the joy of fusing step-by-step from start to finish. The Joy of Fusing provides every fundamental technique that beginning fusers need, while experienced artists will discover a few new tricks along the way. 27 projects are presented in full color photos with complete instruction and firing schedules demonstrating a range of techniques. The companion publication (Full-Size Project Drawings #6195) makes it easy to create projects as shown and repeat successful firings over and over. 95 pages.
Pros : This book is a must-have for every glass artist. I teach glass fusing, and this is the mandatory book for every beginner class. They offer great projects, and not just beginner projects ... and they have some of the most comprehensive firing schedules you will find anywhere!
Pros : Great book. I thought this book had a lot of detailed instructions, pictures and tips. Has a variety of projects and covers the different types of fusing technique and mold styles. I have a few other books, but this became my favorite just browsing through it. There are a variety of projects and I found myself thinking of new projects as I was reading. This book has firing schedules and a project template. I love this book.
Cons : None
Other Thoughts : This would be a great addition to any library.
August 26th might just be another Dog Day of Summer for some people, but here at Delphi we are looking forward to this day. Why you ask....well because it is National Dog Day. This year we have decided to do something special to celebrate not just dogs, but all our favorite furry, feathered and scaly friends. For the remainder of August, were putting our favorite pet inspired glass art supplies on sale. Delphi will be donating 5% of the proceeds on all sale items to the Humane Society to help pets in need. We encourage everyone who loves animals or just loves using them as inspiration for their art to join us in supporting a good cause, now through August 31st. Here are some of our favorite supplies Cat Designs Pattern Book Paw Bail
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas A. Edison Along the way, Ive had some wonderful artists and friends share tips on how to make our endeavor successful, and these that Ive chosen to pass on below may be the ones that have made the most difference. 1. Pick a path and focus. There are so many wonderful avenues that can be explored with fused glass.... or other glass mediums.... that for many of us, it is difficult to choose and focus on one area. Of course it may be necessary to take several classes to learn a variety of techniques in the beginning. I loved jewelry, contemporary design w/stringer and sizzle sticks, pattern bars, rod making, etc., but sooner or later, it is wise to pare down the list and focus on work that when viewed by others has a theme. In time, you can
As catalogers, we send out a lot of paper. We hope that people keep our Delphi catalogs for a long time (and I think many do), but then what? The thought of all that paper ending up in the waste basket makes me sad. Imagine my joy to find a pinboard by Catalogs.com filled with creative uses for old catalogs. Here are some of my favorites. 1. Star ornaments (top left) 2. Stretchy bracelet 3. Catalog button flowers 4. Envelopes from catalog pages Ive repinned these ideas and others on my Pinterest pinboard here.