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1 Lb Black Pattern Rainbow Dichroic Chips - 90 COE

1 Lb Black Pattern Rainbow Dichroic Chips - 90 COE

Item# 64039
So Convenient!, February 21, 2012 4 stars
Pros
Contains great color choices; perhaps 500+ pieces. Most pieces are square.
Cons
Out of the 500 pieces, approx. 10 are irregularly shaped or have minor scratches on the Dicro surface.
Other Thoughts
I think this is a great bargain and I love feeling that I can use the dicro without being frugal!
9 Foot Drape

9" Foot Drape

Item# 80719
Great Idea!, February 3, 2012 5 stars
Pros
Super convenient, makes great bowls!
Cons
Other Thoughts
I have a 6" high chamber in my kiln; this mold barely fits inside (once you get the top drop ring and glass placed on it) Had to heat slowly, but it worked great. Also, make sure you kiln-wash it really well, the lower level seems to be persnickety about releasing the glass!
8-3/4 Plate Ring Mold

8-3/4" Plate Ring Mold

Item# 80720
Love this Ring!, February 3, 2012 5 stars
Pros
I love the shape of this ring - slightly rounded, and the step-down of the inner ring gives the bowl a nice look!
Cons
Rectangle Multi Hole Pot Melt

Rectangle Multi Hole Pot Melt

Item# 24699
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Another great item!, February 3, 2012 5 stars
Pros
Love that the holes are big enough to allow the glass to flow. Holds 3 lbs of glass without problems!
Cons
Other Thoughts
My kiln is 6" deep. This pot would fit better if it were slightly shorter and bigger around, but that's a personal preference, not a "con". It fit ok, but it was nervously close to the elements by the time I got it propped on the stilts and the support. Just made sure my pieces were cut short enough that they didn't poke out of the top. Overall, awesome product, and I still gave it 5 stars!
Pot Melt Support

Pot Melt Support

Item# 24698
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Great item to have!, February 3, 2012 5 stars
Pros
My kiln has a round 15" chamber that is 6" high. The pot melt support fit easily inside my kiln! Sturdy support for my pot plus 3 lbs of glass. I love the beveled hole, makes my bowl nestle down and stay put. I am very happy with this item!
Cons
nothing negative about this item.
1/4 Lb Black Pattern Rainbow Dichroic Chips - 90 COE

1/4 Lb Black Pattern Rainbow Dichroic Chips - 90 COE

Item# 64043
Great Value!, February 3, 2012 5 stars
Pros
I counted 140 pieces in the 1/4 bag. Great value for the price! Very handy to have around!
Cons
Other Thoughts
Most of them are square, but a couple are rectangle. The excess was easy to cut off, so not a "Con" to me. Very happy with this product.
6 Foot Drape Mold

6" Foot Drape Mold

Item# 806192
Ingenious!, January 22, 2012 5 stars
Pros
I've tried to create a footed bowl, and the hardest part is centering the upper and lower pieces. This mold takes the guesswork away!
Cons
No cons to speak of. It is the most expensive mold I own, but I believe it's worth the cost. I even ordered a second one!
Other Thoughts
This mold can be used with a variety of drop rings, not just it's intended partner.
Floral Fusing Plate

Floral Fusing Plate

Item# 81021
Great in Theory..., January 10, 2011 1 stars
Pros
Neat idea...but not functional or practical.
Cons
the design is very difficult to work with. The carvings are shallow and close together, which make it very fragile. Only lasted one firing, then small pieces between the stems and leaves chipped away! Its also an odd size; slumping it into a place is not practical because the place is too small for any use.
Other Thoughts
I filled the design with frit powder; almost impossible to contain the powder within the design--add too much and it bleeds away from the design making it look sloppy. If you don't add enough, then it is too faint.
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joined:Dec 27, 2010
location:University Place, WA US
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