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Rotary Tool Set

Rotary Tool Set

Item# 67310
0 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Suprisingly Great Value, September 10, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Good quality tool with smooth and solid function and a great value. We use ours for engraving intricate designs on dichroic glass and it has not disappointed. Has everything you need to set up and start working right out of the case.
Cons
Would be nice to see more diamond bits included.
Twofer Grinder Bits - 1 Fine

Twofer Grinder Bits - 1" Fine

Item# 63959
0 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Great Alternative, March 29, 2010 5 stars
Pros
A very economical alternative to the more expensive bits. And they seem to work and last just as long.
Cons
None
Twofer Grinding Bits - 1 Ultra Fine

Twofer Grinding Bits - 1" Ultra Fine

Item# 63955
0 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Slow, but necessary., February 10, 2009 5 stars
Pros
Prevents chipping of mirror or dichroic glass when grinding. Affordable.
Cons
Ultra fine bits are slow going. But you'll need them to prevent chipping.
4 x 4 Orange / Cyan on Thin Clear - 90 COE

4" x 4" Orange / Cyan on Thin Clear - 90 COE

Item# 153108-MD
Striking!, November 24, 2008 5 stars
Pros
This glass is really beautiful One unexpected effect was a subtle "crinkling" after firing which adds sparkle and texture.
Cons
none
Other Thoughts
This is one of my favorites.
4 X 4 Mixture Pixie Stix On Thin Clear - 90 COE

4" X 4" Mixture Pixie Stix On Thin Clear - 90 COE

Item# 911414-MD
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Spectacular!, November 24, 2008 5 stars
Pros
This glass is positively gorgeous! I use it for fused glass jewelry. It's even more beautiful after it fires.
Cons
None
Other Thoughts
Even though the pattern doesn't look tight enough to show up in small jewelry pieces, it actually does. Even small pieces have a gorgeous rainbow hue.
Bullseye Light Coral Striker Transparent Thin - 90 COE

Bullseye Light Coral Striker Transparent Thin - 90 COE

Item# B120550
0 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful glass, October 29, 2008 5 stars
Pros
Gorgeous color that can be deepened by adding additional layers.
Cons
Until it is fired it is clear (or nearly clear). Easy to get scraps mixed up with clear glass.
Other Thoughts
I keep my small scraps separate and mark my large pieces to avoid mixing them up with clear glass.
4 X 4 Cyan / Copper On Thin Clear - 96 COE

4" X 4" Cyan / Copper On Thin Clear - 96 COE

Item# X153105-MD
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Metallic & Opaque, October 25, 2008 4 stars
Pros
Great, bold color.Good if you want something very opaque.
Cons
In most cases I want some transparency in my dichroic glass so a glass under it may show through. Even though this is on thin clear, it isn't very clear at all.
Other Thoughts
I use this under a colored cathedral glass to create a sparkling metal flake effect. Makes a cool candy apple red. Don't expect underlying colors to show through though.
Small Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry Bails - 25 Pack

Small Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry Bails - 25 Pack

Item# 63912
0 of 41 found the following review helpful:
The Standard, October 25, 2008 5 stars
Pros
This is the perfect bail if you want the pad on the back of the pendant (which I almost always do). Has enough surface area on the pad to hold fast. Beautiful as well!
Cons
A bit pricy compared to the thin, flimsy competition.
Other Thoughts
I keep both the silver and gold on hand. Until I discovered these I was drilling holes in my pendants. I don't care how good your adhesive is, a 2mm pad isn't going to hold.
Pink / Teal On Thin Clear - 90 COE

Pink / Teal On Thin Clear - 90 COE

Item# 90115
A Favorite, October 25, 2008 5 stars
Pros
I love this color(s). This dichro looks great behind or layered over every color cathedral or opaque I tried.
Cons
It goes too fast!
Other Thoughts
I always try to have some of this on hand. Try some over opaque pink glass ( metal side down). Stunning!
   
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joined:Dec 14, 2007
location:West Valley City, UT US
display name:helix3d