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Oceanside Clear 4 Pre-Cut Circle 3 Pack - 96 COE

Oceanside Clear 4" Pre-Cut Circle 3 Pack - 96 COE

Item# X54901
great time saver, September 27, 2023 4 stars
Pros
These will save me time and effort when I need to make a bunch of uniform items or my upcoming workshop with several inexperienced glass artists who will be decorating with frit and accessory glass or enamel painting.
Cons
I wish they had 3 inch, these are heavy and large for my planned ornaments.
Other Thoughts
I have concerns about the edges being cloudy when fired, while not sharp, they aren't exactly smooth.
Mardi Gras Noodle Assortment - 96 COE

Mardi Gras Noodle Assortment - 96 COE

Item# XNM96
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
handy accents, September 25, 2023 5 stars
Pros
These are perfect for a smooth straight line, great for boarders, but I like using them kinda like tape to hold two colors together on a base next to each other without pulling away from each other. They also work for accents and details in designs. They are so thin you can snap to a good length with your fingers, but if you want precision, you can use a cutter and pliers to get just exactly the right length and angles.
Cons
I wish I could get all one color, but then some of the colors in the mix don't seem to be available on their own from Oceanside. /shrug Also, it can be hard to tell which ones will turn opaque or strike (change color) when fired.so it's often a good bet to break off just a bit from the very end and run it through a cycle to be sure.
Other Thoughts
Nip them into squares (can be stacked for large dots/color saturation) to make uniform dots quickly and easily. Another trick is to put several on their sides next to each other and place on a base glass to make thin stripes I also like taking the niped squares and using them like mosaics on clear base glass then firing face down on a tack fuse.
Oceanside White Opal Thin - 96 COE

Oceanside White Opal Thin - 96 COE

Item# X2002M
nice for jewelry, September 25, 2023 4 stars
Pros
Being thin it works well for keeping jewelry lightweight, even if I layer some clear dichro on top of it, a must have for earrings
Cons
Other Thoughts
I LOVE using this with thin black and layering clear dichro on top of them, it looks super dramatic but stays classy.
Medium Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry Bails - 25 Pack

Medium Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry Bails - 25 Pack

Item# 63976
largish for jewelry, September 25, 2023 5 stars
Pros
These are pretty substantial bails for jewelry, they're very solid and able to hold up even if you have some one who fiddles with their necklace.
Cons
I get you want texture for glue adhesion, but the pattern with the registered trademark symbol is distracting when you have a clear or transparent base.
Other Thoughts
They do NOT look delicate or dainty if you're trying to minimize the distraction findings have on a finished piece, I personally find it hard to work designs around them unless the base is opaque
Square Knob Casting Mold

Square Knob Casting Mold

Item# 806166
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Love the ability to customize, September 30, 2022 5 stars
Pros
Want to match just the right color? Want to just have fun? I used glow powder and various frits to make a set of galaxy knobs for my daughter's dresser and it worked perfectly with her room's decor. The bubbles even fit in as stars....
Cons
No weights given for filling, just "mound up the top" which you have to go OVER the top of the mold, or risk not being able to fit in and cover the hardware. Not what I was expecting... and these end up a bit heavy.
Other Thoughts
These get built up backwards from other frit projects since the bottom of the mold is the stem rather than the textured front. This can be a boon to those not used to typical casting, but makes it a bit messier to plan as things melt unevenly. Also, be sure to use a good glue to adhere the hardware (it's going to be twisted a good bit!) and be aware that if you use all clear, you'll see the hardware through the knob.
Drawer Pull Hardware Pack

Drawer Pull Hardware Pack

Item# 93202
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
perfect fo use with the knob molds, September 30, 2022 5 stars
Pros
Following the instructions for the round or square knob molds these work perfectly. Screws fit tightly.
Cons
No instructions, tips, or tricks shipped with the item itself. I had to use the knob project sheet to get any info and hope these matched what was mentioned.
Other Thoughts
I tried using E6000 with these and that was still too loosy goosy, I had to switch to a resin epoxy to glue them in, and that was messy... not to mention hard to keep them centered just right, but if you put in the screws to hold the barrels in place, be very careful to keep the threads 100% clear & clean since I lost one to a thread of epoxy drifting into the wrong spot.
Wall Mounting Device

Wall Mounting Device

Item# 63920
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
good concept, poor execution, May 11, 2022 3 stars
Pros
very solid and each one is very heavy. It has a pro finish look, you could even apply cabochons to the covers
Cons
The slot is SO wide you have to have a high degree of curvature or quad thick glass to be able to actually secure it, the adjustable screw adjusts about 1 mm so it's use is negligable. First installation is not straight forward, there are no directions or instructions and you can't tighten the screw holding the device to the wall once the art work is in it, so getting the art in place is a magic trick. And it will never be secure. There's no rating to know how much it can hold, and honestly, they are heavy enough in their own right there is no using brads- it requires studs. Then once you install one and put on the cover, there's no changing it, EVER. The cover is counter sunk and applied with adhesive so removing it to change or even release the artwork it's holding is difficult and not always safe. On top of that, you'll have trouble getting the cover back on if you are trying to leave them in place to change or even just thoroughly clean the art work.
Other Thoughts
They are sold individually, which is nice if you say only want 3, but 1 is NOT enough to hold a piece, so make sure you order enough, and realize that hanging your art work will cost at least double, and probably 4 times the price listed.
Holiday Millefiori Assortment - 96 COE

Holiday Millefiori Assortment - 96 COE

Item# X94621
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
very un-even mix, May 11, 2022 2 stars
Pros
The only way to get the holly or tree designs, which are cute. They are made in the US.
Cons
I was hoping for a near even mix of the different types, but 1/3rd was "presents" (the red blob on the green back ground). I got four of the striped mint look, and half a dozen of the snowflake. 10 of each of the others, and nearly 30 presents. Worst part is I can't even use the mints on the corners of say a candy dish, because they vary from less than 4 mm to more than 7mm, (ot to mention thickness variations....) and while I expect SOME variance, twice as big is too much.
Other Thoughts
The biggest problem with murrine is that you need a LOT of them to make good use of them, and they are far from cheap. I avoided giving this just one star because I'm sure some one could make good use of these as they're packaged, but I was disappointed that I couldn't use them to ring the edge of a candy dish as I'd intended without ordering several more bags and having to discard more than half as unsuitable.
ZYP Boron Nitride Spray Ceramic Mold Release - 12 oz

ZYP Boron Nitride Spray Ceramic Mold Release - 12 oz

Item# 2059
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
WOrks wonderfully and easy to use, May 11, 2022 5 stars
Pros
I love the non-aerosol version, it feels like I'm wasting less, getting better coverage, have more control over where it goes and it's easier to ship. Just like regular ZYP it cleans up easy, saves my molds, doesn't leave brush marks like kiln wash and even when I'm casting thick pieces for a long time frame it never breaks down and gets stuck in the final project.
Cons
I always prep large batches of molds to use at a time because the spray nozzle has to be fully cleaned and removed from the bottle when not in use to keep from clogging. And it takes time and wastes a bit to clean it but it's not much worse than having to prep kiln wash every time either.
Other Thoughts
I've been told that once you use boron nitride on a mold you can never go back to kiln wash because it won't stick any more, so I was hesitant to try it. ZYP is way more expensive than kiln wash! but after I had several molds damaged due to imperfect kiln wash coverage and staying power I realized, it costs way more to replace a mold than the extra BN costs to do a great job. Since I've switched I haven't lost a mold yet.
Night Light Kit - 6 Pack

Night Light Kit - 6 Pack

Item# 69606
8 of 11 found the following review helpful:
secure, May 24, 2021 5 stars
Pros
The screw is secure and safe, I have a 4.5"x3.5" double thick fused project on mine with no fear of it falling off like clips always give me. The bases themselves have a piece that comes out to press flat against the back of the glass to help provide support and keep the shade from turning if bumped. The on/offrocker is convenient and marked and the white base is a true white, not grey or almond looking.
Cons
It takes incandescent type bulbs so it sticks out a bit far from the wall, not an issue with mine, but I suppose it could be for some folks
Other Thoughts
I love night lights, they're the perfect way to show off both the lit and unlit versions of things!
   
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joined:Jan 10, 2015
location:Austin, TX US
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