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This item: 1/8" Flat U Zinc Came - 20 lbs. Box
Rigid zinc came provides a strong border for your art. 1/8" Flat U (FU) zinc features single-wall construction with a 1/8" face and 5/32" wide channel for glass. 20 lb box contains approximately 200 pieces, 6 ft each.
Use to frame small panels and to create picture frames. Images below from "40 Great Stained Glass Projects" book #6324.
Pros : Love the quantity that you get of this product. It's easy to work with, but is also strong and light. I've used it on a variety of applications, and like the strength the product adds.
Cons : If the glass project is very large, or needs a LOT of support, this came is not the one. You need to get the came with a void space built in. I prefer the 1/4" as the step up from this 1/8" came.
Other Thoughts : Biggest bang for buck if you ask me. You can create "H" shaped came easily, which makes a very strong product, with just a little effort.
Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the September 2013 edition of Stained Glass News As always we look forward to receiving our quarterly issue of Stained Glass News. It is always packed with inspiration and highlights of the newest items available for art glass creations. Let us walk you through these exciting new items and see how they can add new dimension and style to your work today. 1. Dichroic Extract Its like glitter, all grown up. Add dichroic to your projects in ways youve previously only dreamed of with this fantastic new product. Its all the dazzle of dichroic, without a backing to limit your applications. With no COE, you can paint it on, sprinkle it, even pick it up in flameworked and blown glass projects. Dichroic Extract is available in all your favorite colors, plus fun sample sets to get started. 2. Fuseworks Gift
Part 1 of a 2 part blog on the basics of glass fusing. In this weeks article Donna will tell us how to set up your work area and gives suggestions on finding the perfect kiln. Often potential fusers ask about the cost of getting started in glass. I found that it isnt as expensive as one might think because the list of necessities for the beginner is not too long. So what would the list look like for someone who had NO experience at all? Well, this is what I began with, and I think you might find these ideas helpful. Space to Work- A place to cut glass can be fairly small. The most important detail is a floor surface such as concrete that will be easy to clean. I tried commercial tile in my first studio, and the shards were soon embedded under the work area. Obviously,
To celebrate the end of the year for Boy Scout Den 41 in Tampa, Florida, the kids had a Mosaic in the Park party. Using stained glass chips nipped into triangles, each boy made a mosaic picture frame for his mom for Mothers Day. The boys wrote personal messages to their mothers on the back of the frames. Their troop leader grouted the frames, and each child had a hand-made mosaic project for Mothers Day. The kids loved making them, and the moms loved the frames. This is a very easy project. It requires no glass cutting by the kids, and no previous mosaic experience. Time saving tips 1. Draw a border around the edges of the frame and instruct the children not to go past the line - this allows room for grouting the edge. 2. Nip chips into triangles, and nip 1/2 of those triangles into smaller triangles.