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Tips & Techniques

In today's world Delphi stands out by offering friendly, personalized, and expert service. Our staff knows stained glass, fusing, mosaics and jewelry crafts because we love creating using these techniques. In fact, some of us are even teachers. Here is a sampling of the many questions and comments we have received from you and would like to share with you. Don't be surprised if you discover a letter of your own.


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General Tips Comment by Namabiiru on Thursday, October 23, 2014
I have an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner I bought for cleaning my airbrush and found that it is perfect for cleaning nuggets prior to foiling. I just dump all my nuggets in the basket, add enough glass cleaner and water (about 1 part cleaner to 2 parts water) to cover them, let the thing run for a few minutes, then take them out and dry thoroughly. And just like that you have nice, clean nuggets that foil will actually adhere to.
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Fusing Tips Comment by Jennifer Bonesteel on Wednesday, September 3, 2014
@Lori J. I can't see any problem with that schedule off the top of my head but, because every kiln is unique, adjustments must sometimes be made. It may be that the glass is cooling too quickly - you could reduce the ramp temperature for slow down or increase the annealing time - it's a pretty thick casting and it can never hurt. The other thing that can cause cracking is incompatible glass. You can use a Stress Tester (item 103399) to determine if stress is the cause.
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  workshops   Delphi offers a huge variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in a wide variety of art glass and jewelry crafts. Classes are offered in different formats, from one 2-1/2 hour session, to all day classes, to multiple week sessions. Browse the schedule below to find the class that's right for you! All classes are in Delphi's state-of-the-art classrooms in our Lansing, Michigan location. Sign up for a class or request more information by calling 800-248-2048 or 517-394-4685.  


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  classes   See finished examples of every technique, and try not to be overwhelmed by all the project ideas. Get tips from the pros to make your projects even better, take a one-day workshop, or even learn a new technique in our demo areas. There is always something creative going on at the Delphi!  



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