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I'm a one-woman studio in Livna, Israel. I specialize in stained glass and lampworking, and love combining unusual materials with my designs to create one-of-a-kind items. I also fuse and piece mosaics, when the mood hits me. Glass is my inspiration, my obsession and my first choice of material, although I also create handpuppets, knit, paint murals and do complicated papercuts. I teach workshops and give free demonstrations to visitors, so feel free to visit me if you're traveling through Israel!
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Liquid Stringer Medium - 32 oz

Liquid Stringer Medium - 32 oz

Item# 40999
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
like trying to control jello, June 27, 2009 3 stars
Pros
LS is a fun medium to work with, and gives you new techniques with frit. Keeps it sticking where you want it.
Cons
I buy my frit pre-crushed and sized and no matter how careful I was, the mix kept clogging in the squeeze-bottle tip. So I guess this would be best for people who sift their own frit. I keep a straight pin handy to clear the tip.
Other Thoughts
The balance between frit and medium is tricky - a little too thin, and it runs everywhere. I never did get nice, thick clean lines like we see in Delphi's product listing.
2 oz Rainbow Dichroic Coarse Frit on Clear- 90 COE

2 oz Rainbow Dichroic Coarse Frit on Clear- 90 COE

Item# CFRB1
0 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Shine up your work!, March 12, 2009 5 stars
Pros
This is lovely stuff for fusing and lampworking. It's easy to use and gives a marvelous effect of scattered light. It's one of my favorite frits for lampworking - I collect a nice gather of clear glass and smoosh it over a bit of frit on my marver, then paint it onto the bead. The process encases the dichroic bit as I work, eliminating worry for me that I might get gray scum on my bead.
Cons
When fusing, I found that it doesn't melt totally into my work, leaving a textured surface. Sometimes this can be nice, but it's not usually the effect that I want. If you sandwich it, be sure to put some supporting bits of clear glass that are bigger than the frit, or you can find your top glass sliding off the rest.
Other Thoughts
Dichroic is usually better in small amounts. You need to plan ahead if you want to put this in your work, to get the best effects.
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joined:Dec 07, 2007
location:LONG BEACH, WA US
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