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Simple, lovely designs add elegance to any jewelry piece without distracting from your composition
Large plate for a secure hold - plate size measures 1/4" wide and 1/2" long
Fits most clasps – features a large 5mm tube
Assortment includes 10 bails of 3 different styles
Finish your pendants with low-profile tube bails. Assortment includes 4 smooth bails, 3 spiral bails and 3 dots texture bails, providing subtle variations on a favorite style. 5/16" wide x 3/4" total height with a 1/2" tab to secure your art. 10 bails per pack.
Image below shows the detail of each individual bail.
Pros : I find these a nice alternative to the leaf bails when you want a more contemporary look.
Cons : The holes tend to be smaller so not all chains or cords will fit.
I have had problems with these bails tarnishing before they even get used. All of my bails are stored in the same storage units so I don't understand why some tarnish while others don't.
GLASKOLBEN cylinders are pre-blown clear glass cylinders with blow pipe ends, used for blowing glass balls. Glaskolben cylinders are used throughout Europe for making Christmas tree ornaments. "Glaskolben" is a German word that translates to "glass bulb." WATCH A VIDEO ON BLOWING GLASKOLBEN ORNAMENTS. SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT Torch head for Mapp Gas use Gas/oxygen torch Glaskolben cylinder 90 COE frits and powders for decoration Ornament cap and loop set (available in gold or silver) COMPATIBILITY Glaskolben is compatible with Uroboros and Bullseye 90 COE glass frit and powders. Do not use any other COE as it may cause stress or fracture. HOW TO BLOW AN ORNAMENT 1. Light the torch and adjust the flame - a broader flame is better. Select a Sealed End Cylinder Glaskolben and introduce it into the back of the flame away from the torch. Rotate it as it is brought into the hotter area of
Make Custom Jewelry Easily with Silver-Plated Bracelets Simply adhere fused cabochons to silver-plated disks to create a personalized bracelet sure to be treasured for years to come. A great way to use up scrap glass, or make your bracelet extra special with dichroic glass. Bracelets come in packs of two, so make one for yourself and one to give as a gift. 8-1/4" long. Silver plated. Round disks measure 9 mm. Pack of 2. Sold unfinished. Dichroic bracelet by artist Leena Tucker. Delphi Tip You can easily customize bracelet size by removing extra links. Bracelet is an excellent project to make using cast glass cabochons created with mini molds.
When Charity Stewarts mosaic mirror made of old Starbucks Gift Cards was posted to our Artist Gallery as part of our Recycled Arts Contest, I couldnt help but notice. Cheerily nicknamed "Momma Mosaics", Charity creates brightly colored art that is whimsical and playful. She has mastered the art of using paper under glass, and repurposing found objects. We caught up with her to ask her a few questions about her signature style. How did you get started in glass? I discovered the joy of glass at the age of 12, when I was introduced to stained glass art by my grandmother. She inspired me to explore my creative side as we worked side-by-side in her tiny basement studio, cutting and grinding pieces for a large window panel. Those lessons in creativity launched my interest in glass art and eventually led me to classes in fusing and mosaics. Why mosaics? Have