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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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Fusing Tips Comment by Janelle K. on Friday, July 18, 2014
I have purchased several molds and am finally getting around to prepping them for use. One of the direction sheets included suggested pre-firing @ 90F/hr up to 1470F, with no holding time and to let it cool on it's own. Other molds do not have any directions at all, but I was told by a sales person to just pray on the mold release and heat in oven to 400F after it had dried for 20 minutes. Do I need to pre-fire my molds? They are all pretty small. None of them are more than 30cm in size. I'm excited about all the possibilities with the molds but, frankly, am a bit intimidated and don't want to ruin them (or the glass) right off the bat. Janelle
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Glass Fusing Comment by blaqsmoke on Friday, July 18, 2014
there are some texture molds that are 9x9.....if i have a project 12 inches in length that needed texturing how could i accomplish i need to buy (2) 9x9 to get the 12 i need to put a piece of thin fiber paper at the connection????
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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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