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Paper, Pottery & Fused Glass-- I like to mix all three when I can to create beautiful works of functional art. HydeParkHill.com
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Wissmach Sapphire Blue Transparent Luminescent - 96 COE

Wissmach Sapphire Blue Transparent Luminescent - 96 COE

Item# XW1696L
Beautiful!, January 29, 2018 5 stars
Pros
Price!! such a great price for such a beautiful piece of glass!
Cons
Other Thoughts
Follow the "rules" for firing this glass. I have made several lovely pieces with this glass- but you have to fire the coated side down. Cap the uncoated side and you will love this glass. I have fired up to 1450 in my paragon kiln for a full fuse and then slumped to 1300 with great success! There are pics in my gallery of some of my projects with this glass.
Wissmach Emerald Coast Transparent Luminescent - 96 COE

Wissmach Emerald Coast Transparent Luminescent - 96 COE

Item# XW1896L
0 of 2 found the following review helpful:
beautiful glass!, January 28, 2018 5 stars
Pros
Beautiful glass! Love the luminescent colors! A really great price!
Cons
Other Thoughts
You have to put the coating side down on your kiln shelf with kiln paper. Do not cap the coated side and the coating will stay. Put your clear cap on the non-coated side and creates beautiful depth of color- Especially with a texture tile! or a textured mold. Try it!
Wissmach Clear Transparent Luminescent - 96 COE

Wissmach Clear Transparent Luminescent - 96 COE

Item# XW0196L
beautiful results!, January 28, 2018 5 stars
Pros
so many projects you can get from this sheet of glass! It's a great price and it's so versatile! I use it for bowls with a texture pattern on it. I have used it for pendants and small dishes. Its lovely. You can't go wrong. Well, you can but- just follow the rules and it will work out. :)
Cons
sometimes it is difficult to cut
Other Thoughts
This is beautiful glass. You must fire it luminescent side down to keep the coating. If you cap it, cap the side that is not coated with the luminescent coating. I have had great success with this glass, but any mis-firing mistakes have been my own. One time I fired it lum side down and it had weird marks on it and some of the coating was missing--guess what? I was completely my fault. I re-used a piece of kiln shelf, when I should have used a new piece.
Cherry Blossom Texture Mold

Cherry Blossom Texture Mold

Item# 80770
0 of 2 found the following review helpful:
beautiful blossoms, May 26, 2017 5 stars
Pros
I love the spring look of cherry blossoms! The pattern is delicate looking and lovely. It is a large enough tile to make many different sizes of platters or a couple coasters at a time.
Cons
Other Thoughts
I used primo primer--I might have gotten a bit too much as the details weren't as crisp or deep as I would have liked--although I did use float glass which doesn't melt as well as regular fusing glass. I will try again with different glass. Its not a con, truly, if you like cherry blossoms this texture tile is for you!
Peacock Feathers Texture Mold

Peacock Feathers Texture Mold

Item# 80765
beautiful detail, May 26, 2017 5 stars
Pros
Love this mold! It's large enough to use to make several different sizes of platters or 2 coasters at a time
Cons
Other Thoughts
I used primo primer on mine. Details stayed well defined.
1/32 Fiber Paper - 24 x 24

1/32" Fiber Paper - 24" x 24"

Item# 92809
great for cutting shapes!, May 15, 2017 5 stars
Pros
I use this fiber paper to die cut with my paper crafting dies. Then I place the die cut under my glass and it embosses/kiln carves my glass perfectly and uniquely!
Cons
Other Thoughts
If you use this with paper crafting dies--- a good idea is to put wax paper between the fiber paper and the die to make the die cut pop out of the die easier. otherwise it can rip, which is a disappointing and expensive waste of kiln paper. :)
3M Diamond Hand Pad - 4 Piece Set

3M Diamond Hand Pad - 4 Piece Set

Item# 55608
0 of 3 found the following review helpful:
well worth it for cold working!, May 15, 2017 5 stars
Pros
These are perfect for smoothing out sides in your fusing projects. I also like they are grit sizes that are in between the other set. They work amazingly well at smoothing out edges! Just work your way from the low number to the high number. If I have uneven edges, I cut them on a wet saw, then use the hand pads to smooth it out. Truly they increase the value of your work.
Cons
A little pricey, but I don't know how I lived without these for a while. Probably because I wasn't fusing as much as I do now.
Other Thoughts
I wrote the grit number on both ends of my pads with a sharpie marker so I can remember what order to use them in. It doesn't come off when they are wet. Just rinse them off well and store them.
Art Nouveau Texture Mold

Art Nouveau Texture Mold

Item# 80780
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
beautiful and elegant, May 15, 2017 5 stars
Pros
This is an amazingly beautiful texture tile!! It's beautifully detailed and is large enough for multiple sizes to be made. The details come out deep and beautiful and perfect for the 6 mm of glass.
Cons
Other Thoughts
I know the pdf says you can put the glass directly on the texture mold without fusing it together first, but.....I made my piece ahead of time from deep aqua and icicle clear, then put it on the tile and full fused again. then slumped at 1200 to get a sushi platter. The low slumping temp kept all the details I didn't want ruined. When the light shines through this piece it is absolutely stunning!
7 Square Sweet Treat Plate Mold

7" Square Sweet Treat Plate Mold

Item# 81701
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
perfect size, November 7, 2016 5 stars
Pros
I love this little dish! It's lovely and just the right size for small treats or for an individual dish at a dessert bar. Perfect for a piece of pie and a scoop of ice cream or trinkets or or or :)
Cons
Butterfly Jewelry Mold

Butterfly Jewelry Mold

Item# 80725
0 of 2 found the following review helpful:
beautiful!, November 7, 2016 5 stars
Pros
this butterfly mold makes beautiful pendant necklaces! or sun catchers! possibilities are endless for color combinations.
Cons
Other Thoughts
use more glass frit than you think you need
   
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EileenBg's info
joined:Mar 13, 2015
location:Waukesha, WI US
display name:EileenBg