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100 Piece Bevel Panel Creation Time Lapse

100 Piece Bevel Panel Creation Time Lapse Special thanks to Diamond Tech Crafts for production assistance. http /1DjyNcc

Glass Fusing Q&A

Glass Fusing Q&A No oneknowstheexactorigins of glass fusing although there is evidence that the Egyptians were familiar withrudimentary techniques. The Romans however arenoted by scholars for developingrefined glass fusing skills. Although technology has changed the way modern glass fuserswork,the technique isessentially the same as those developed by the Romans centuries ago. The basic technique involvesstacking two or morelayers of fusible glass, which are then placed in a kiln and gradually heated to between 1450-1500 Fahrenheit.At these temperatures the layers of glass fuse, or melt together and become one. Unfortunately, glass kilnsare large andexpensive,whichkeeps most Hobbyists from pursuing this art form. Now there are new kiln options, including theThe Fuseworks Microwave Kiln. This device works in most household microwaves and can fuse glass in about 3 minutes. Here are some common questions we get on fusing in this modern-day kiln. The following are Q A complied by Diamond Tech, the manufacturer of Fuseworks

The Basic Glass Tool Kit | Delphi Glass

The Basic Glass Tool Kit | Delphi Glass The Basic Glass Tool Kit provides all the tools needed to score, break, and smooth glass pieces for your art glass projects. The kit includes a Toyo Dry Wheel SuperCutter, Breaker/grozer pliers, Running pliers, Diamond hand pad, Safety glasses, and Glass square.

The Correct Way to Mitre Lead for Diamonds

The Correct Way to Mitre Lead for Diamonds Can you please tell me the correct way to mitre the lead for diamonds? Diamonds can be tricky. This diagram shows the way we would go about cutting the lead for a diamond. We find the easiest way to decide where to mitre the lead is by drawing lines on the diamond connecting the opposite points. Then, put a piece of lead on the glass and extend that line onto the lead. Now remove the lead and cut it where you marked. Replace it on the glass, lining it up where it belongs and mark the other end of that piece of lead. Cut it, replace it, and continue until all of the pieces of lead are cut. Reprinted with permission from Stained Glass News. All rights reserved.

How to Use the Precision 2000 Bandsaw

How to Use the Precision 2000 Bandsaw See Diamond Techs Precision 2000 hobby saw in action. Learn how to cut with this small but powerful band saw as it handles everything from glass to tile to plastics in minutes. Watch the video then buy your saw at www.DelphiGlass.com/Precision2000.

Easy Holiday Projects from DiamondTech International

Easy Holiday Projects from DiamondTech International Looking for some easy holiday projects that you can make with the whole family? Here are a few great ideas courtesy of our friends at Diamond Tech International. There are a few great fusing projects and several simple mosaic ideas as well. Click on "Download the PDF" to print out the step-by-step project guides. Happy Crafting.

How to Use the Beetle Bits Cutting System

How to Use the Beetle Bits Cutting System The Beetle Bits cutting system is an extremely efficient way to make multiple diamond, square, triangle, strips and more. http /KqGu8L

Congratulations to our Bottle Art Kit Winners

Congratulations to our Bottle Art Kit Winners Congratulations to the following winners who participated in our Bottle Art Kit Contest. Each of the winners will receive one of four new Bottle Art Kits from Diamond Tech Crafts. We appreciate your feedback and enthusiasm regarding these awesome new products. Check back frequently for new contests and great prizes. Cynthia Massei Sandy Arbogast Mary Causey Johanna Cropley Interested in Bottle Art? Get inspired with our free eBook, artist gallery and bottle cutting how-to videos.

Delphi Team Building Project: Call Center Board

Delphi Team Building Project: Call Center Board The representatives in Delphis Call Center did a little team building project today creating a fun in/out board for scheduling lunches, breaks, etc. It turned out so well, I had to share. For the board they used Diamond Tech Clear Crafting Tiles and Creative Images Color Slide. Click here to see more photos. Would you use something like this in your home or office?

How to Assemble the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw

How to Assemble the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw The Precision 2000 Hobby Saw is the most versatile hobby saw on the market. It cuts through stone and tile, glass, wood and more. Its small enough to fit in a small work room, but strong enough to take on big projects. Its also one of the most cost-effective saws on the market. http /H8M3cd

First Graders Raise Money For School with Mosaics

First Graders Raise Money For School with Mosaics The students and parents of Mrs. Johnsons first grade elementary class at Westchase elementary in Tampa, FL, recently created glass art mosaic tables to auction off for its annual fundraiser. The students used stained glass chips and venetian glass tiles to create kiwi, watermelon, orange and apple designs onto 19 wrought iron tables. The fruit designs, created by Martin Cheek, were a big hit with the kids and the parents. At the auction, the tables received the highest bids of the evening. Supplies were donated by Diamond Tech and Delphi Glass. See more photos of the students in action here.

Why Buy the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw

Why Buy the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw It cuts through stone and tile, glass, wood and more. Its small enough to fit in a small work room, but strong enough to take on big projects. Its also one of the most cost-effective saws on the market. http /Hehk8v

What Are Your Favorite Tools?

What Are Your Favorite Tools? No matter what you’re into – mosaics, stained glass, glass fusing, or glass jewelry – Delphi always has the tools you need to be creative. Without your tools, it would be impossible to bring to life all the incredible ideas that you dream up. As our 26th Annual Art Glass Festival quickly approaches, we know our glass artists are busy fusing, firing, and cutting to create their best pieces ever by using their favorite tools. So what are your favorite tools? Let’s explore some of our most popular tools. Toyo Dry Wheel Supercutter Everyone loves this oil-free cutter because it’s easy to use and makes great cuts without all the clean-up. Plus, it’s very durable and the cutter head is replaceable, making this tool a prime choice for glass artists. Creators Premium Bottle Cutter Glass artists that love to upcycle love this tool that makes cutting bottles

Mosaics: What's Included in Antiquity Mosaic Kits?

Mosaics: What's Included in Antiquity Mosaic Kits? In this short video, preview the new Antiquity Mosaic kits by Diamond Tech.

Cutting Mosaic Backgrounds

Cutting Mosaic Backgrounds 1. Make the glass strips as wide as youd like your mosaic chunks to be. Strips about 1/2 to 3/4 usually work well. 2. Snip small pieces off the strip. Aiming your mosaic cutter straight across the strip will produce squares and rectangles. Aiming the cutter at an angle (the same angle each time you cut) will give you diamonds. A combination of aiming straight across the strip and at alternating angles will produce triangles. 3. Once youve aimed the cutter, just squeeze the handles until a piece of glass breaks off. Or, you can snip pieces off a larger piece of glass. Cut near the edge and work towards the middle. This will produce random moon shaped pieces, which you can use to fill in small areas of background. They also make nice leaves.

How to Use Diamond Hand Pads | Delphi Glass

How to Use Diamond Hand Pads | Delphi Glass Jeanette, one of Delphis top stained glass instructors, gives you tips and ideas in this quick how-to video. http /njt3tM DelphiGlass.com offers thousands of supplies for stained glass, fusing and other artistic crafts.

The Notch and Fire Polish Technique in Jewelry

The Notch and Fire Polish Technique in Jewelry Most of us have the perception that great art can only be created by mastering intricate and complicated procedures.However when you listen and learn from really creative people very often you will find the most effective touches are added using straightforward and uncomplicated techniques. Master teacher Jayne Persico uses a simple technique called Notch and Fire Polish to add dramatic designs to her jewelry creations. Jayne uses a diamond wiresaw to cut notches and scroll work into her glass jewelry blanks. Then she fire polishes these scroll-notches allowing them to take on a lace-like appearance. The effect is beautiful on its own but the addition of wire wrapping and glass beads will take the work to a whole new level of sophistication. Discover how you can create masterworks like these in Jaynes jewelry book Innovative Adornments. This Randys ProTip brought to you from the book Innovative Adornments by Jayne

How to Cut Stained Glass with the Diamond Laser 3000XL Glass Bandsaw

How to Cut Stained Glass with the Diamond Laser 3000XL Glass Bandsaw The Diamond Laser 3000XL is Delphi Glass most popular stained glass saw. Its easy to use and archives precise, smooth cuts every time. It also cuts ceramic tile and architectural glass with ease. http /pRZi45

New G2 Bottle Cutter: A More Versatile Bottle Cutter

New G2 Bottle Cutter: A More Versatile Bottle Cutter Looking to expand the scope of your bottle cutting projects? Listen up. Diamond Tech International has just created a new bottle cutter, the Generation Green (G2) bottle cutter. Its clever design allows users to cut anywhere along the bottles curved body and to cut rings of various sizes. The tool is adapted to cut almost any size glass container including wide-mouth jar and oversize wine bottles, a feature customers have been specifically asking for. And its lightweight frame allows users to cut bottles in a few quick steps. Sturdy construction and a 6-wheeled turret cutting head helps ensure long product life. The G2 can be used for creating a variety of projects, ranging from hanging pots and votive holders to glass jewelry. It earns Delphis title of Earth Friendly because it allows artists to repurpose used bottles into components for glass art. In addition, it is constructed entirely from recycled

How to Cut Stained Glass with the Diamond Laser 5000 Band Saw

How to Cut Stained Glass with the Diamond Laser 5000 Band Saw Reviews set up and adjusting blade tension with close up images. Professional bandsaw uses diamond coated blades to cut window glass, stained glass, ceramic tile, porcelain, marble and granite. http /njfQDD

Celebrate Earth Month with Crafts and Color!

Celebrate Earth Month with Crafts and Color! Did you know that April is National Earth month? Thats right, a month-long event scheduled for April 1 through April 30 in Washington, DC, featuring interactive, eco-friendly experiences to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Earth Month 2013 represents a significant expansion of Earth Day festivities normally celebrated April 22. Join millions of people around the world and unite with the sole purpose of celebrating National Earth Month by looking for your communitys local efforts and meaningful programs. In the meantime, why not start the celebration at home with crafting projects that recycle, re-purpose and reuse. Responsible manufactures such as Diamond Tech are coming up with alternative crafting projects that provide a value proposition as well as social, emotional, and therapeutic benefits that balance in perfect harmony with any Earth Day celebration. For example, last year Diamond Tech introduced the Generation Green Bottle Cutter and Kits. These eco-friendly

KraftyBlok Project Ideas and Inspiration

KraftyBlok Project Ideas and Inspiration Watch this video to give you ideas on how to use your Kraftyblok. A pre-drilled glass block, its easy to add lights or other decoration inside. The smooth, clear glass surface makes it easy to mosaics, painting, etching or other decorative effects. Made by Diamond Tech Crafts. http //www.delphiglass.com/more-crafts/glass-blocks/ To see all the Krafyblok products currently offered by Delphi Glass please follow this link http //www.delphiglass.com/more-crafts/glass-blocks/?sort=ref01up&source=sm

Master Beveler Kent Lauer to Teach at Delphi

Master Beveler Kent Lauer to Teach at Delphi For more than 30 years, Kent Lauer has been working with glass. His passion lies with beveled glass in particular, and hes made a great impact on the craft with his cutting-edge (no pun intended) techniques. Living in Southern California, Kent has had the opportunity to work on custom glass for Hollywood stars, movies and commercials. He has written articles for Glass Craftsman magazine and Glass Patterns Quarterly. In addition, hes been teaching his techniques to students around the country for more than 25 years. Delphi is proud to have him teach at its Lansing Creativity Center next month. If you live in the Michigan area, or are planning to travel there this summer, we encourage you to look into taking Kents Faceted Dichroic Glass Pendants class. In this class, students make beautiful, faceted dichroic glass pendants and learn awesome cold working techniques. The brand new hands-on class covers all

How to Use Fuse Art Decals in the Microwave Kiln

How to Use Fuse Art Decals in the Microwave Kiln Fuse Art Decals will work in any fused glass project, but are especially designed to be used with the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln also by Diamond Tech Crafts. http /GXecRM To see all the Fuse Art Decals currently available at our website, please follow this link http //bit.ly/GXecRM

Divitrification After a Full-Fuse Firing

Divitrification After a Full-Fuse Firing Have you ever noticed ugly, hazy, gray coloration around the edges of your full-fused designs? This is especially noticeable when placing darker colored or iridized glass designs on a lighter colored background but it can happen with any color combination. This phenomenon is known as edge-devit (devitrification) and is most often caused by grinding the glass edges prior to fusing. This also occurs when using a diamond blade saw to cut your glass. One glass manufacturer explains it this way; The roughened edges in the ground area create thousands of tiny points from which crystal growth can easily propagate. The best solution is to score and break the glass as close to your final shape as possible to minimize grinding (or better yet avoid it altogether). If you must grind you could try using a light coat of clear overglaze (i.e. Fusemaster Super Spray) on the ground areas to

How to Grind Glass with the Diamond Max 2-in-1

How to Grind Glass with the Diamond Max 2-in-1 http //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/grinders-bevelers/diamond-max-2-in-1-grinder?source=sm. How to smooth and grind glass using the Diamond Max 2-in-1 Glass Grinder.

Win a FREE Bottle Art Kit - Leave a Comment

Win a FREE Bottle Art Kit - Leave a Comment Were excited to tell you about four new bottle art project kits from Diamond Tech Crafts. Each kit Includes instructions and supplies for one project. (Bottle and g2 Bottle Cutter not included.) The kits are an easy and afforable way to do something different with your old glass bottles. Read a little about each kit below, and let us know what you think for a chance to win one of the new kits for FREE. Post a comment about the new kits to Twitter (use #bottleartkit) or post to Facebook (tag @DelphiGlass) or here on our blog. You may enter once per day, up to 3 chances to enter daily, four winners will be chosen to win a free kit. Now through Jan. 6, 2012. Garden Treasure Kit Create the ideal environment for growing and watering any type of plant with the 3-in-1 Plant Keeper. Use this kit in

Top 10 Most Popular Art Glass Products of 2012...so far

Top 10 Most Popular Art Glass Products of 2012...so far 2012 is looking like a banner year for art glass. To give you an idea of what your fellow artists are creating, weve compiled a list of our top 10 most popular products since January. Among the most notable trends of 2012 are fused jewelry and bottle art. In particular, artists are loving Colour de Verres round bead molds and our wide selection holey molds. We are also seeing a growing interest in bottle art. Bottle art is everywhere on social networks and in our artist gallery. Artists have dedicated entire Pinterest pin boards to Bottle Art (Delphi included). Number one on our list is the Craig Mitchell Smith 7-Piece Floral and Foliage mold. Customers are loving its quality and versatility, and Craig is becoming quite the celebrity. Check out the list for other notable favorites. Whats your favorite product so far this year? 1. Craig Mitchell Smith Floral and

Ring of Fire Artist Challenge Winners Announced

Ring of Fire Artist Challenge Winners Announced The Ring of Fire Artist Challenge, lasting from May-June, sparked the interest of artists of varied media all across the country. While Delphi received entries of paper, glass, ceramics, wire, jewelry, etc., it was a select group of 10 products that united them all. Every eligible entry incorporated at least one of 10 unique products making up the Ring of Fire. These products included copper metal mesh, millifiori, clear glaze, dichroic scrap, recycled glass tiles, metallic tiles, color slide, krafty blok, fine silver wire and pressed flowers. Below is a complete list of contest winners. Congratulations to Grand Prize winner of the Jen-Ken Deluxe EZ-Pro Kiln, Kristin Simpson, with her Garden Whimsie entry. Also, congratulations to Lisa Norvell for her Mountain Meadow Surprise entry which will be featured in an upcoming Delphi catalog. Stay tuned for other great contests like this one in the near future. Delphi Awards Delphis

Beginner's Notes: Making Glass Feathers

Beginner's Notes: Making Glass Feathers The Feathers of the Phoenix Plate is the most complex plate I have made so far.Making the glass feathers and fusing the plate is an 8-step process. It starts with a glass brick that is fused from layers of transparent and opal glass dammed between four kiln bricks. The brick is then sawed in half and bookended, then fused again. After fusing, the brick is sawed into thin slices with a round diamond bladed Taurus 3 glass saw. The slices are again bookended together and fused with a piece of clear glass on top. All the glass feathers turn out beautifully and never look the same. They can be used in jewelry and plates. The feathers are laid out on a black piece of opal glass and fused flat. Then a transparent piece of glass is placed on top, and the plate undergoes another 12-hour fusing. The last step

Stained Glass News May 2013 Edition

Stained Glass News May 2013 Edition Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the May 2013 edition of Stained Glass News, also in this issue Stained Glass News 25th Anniversary Contest winners announced. 1. Button Molds from Creative Paradise What better way to show off your art, than to wear it. These fantastic new molds from Creative Paradise are available in three different styles, Small Round, Large Round, and Square giving you the freedom to create buttons for any apparel in your closet. We love creating glass art and what a bonus when it is practical too. 2. Getting the Blues can be Great - 2 Exciting New Colors from Spectrum Glass Expand your creative pallet with the latest hues from our friends at Spectrum Glass. Blue Topaz and Hydrangea Opal bring to life two of our favorite shades from nature, perfect for portraying bright ocean blues and subtle floral hues. These colors

7 Tips to Ease Bottle Separation Anxiety

7 Tips to Ease Bottle Separation Anxiety Perhaps youve had a bad experience with bottle cutting in the past. Or perhaps youve never tried it because the process seems too daunting. Fret no more. Dr. Lauren (I’m not really a doctor, I just play one in this blog) is in the house. Here are my 7 recommendations for relieving bottle cutter seperation anxiety. 1. Practice good bottle hygiene. Make sure that you remove the entire label from the bottle you want to cut. Even the smallest amount of sticky residue will interfere with the scoring process. We recommend using rubbing alcohol to get most labels off, but if you have a really stubborn label try nail polish remover with acetone. 2. Always keep your cutting wheel oiled – this is a big one. The better you oil the wheel, the smoother your cut will be – a lot of the separation issues I hear about are

The Right Stuff: Make the Cut with the Taurus 3 Ring Saw

The Right Stuff: Make the Cut with the Taurus 3 Ring Saw Every artist that works with glass knows how important it is to have the right tools. Without them, we’d never be able to bring our visions to life. When cutting glass for a project, a quality cutter is essential. Gemini Saw Company has thought of what we need when cutting glass with the Taurus 3 Ring Saw. Improving on former models, this ring saw has a 1/5 HP motor and is so lightweight at just 14 lbs., you can take it anywhere. Plus, the saw part snap outs of the water bath, turning it into a hand-held saw. It has its own water so it can easily be used as a portable saw. But perhaps the best feature of all is the round diamond bit blade. It’s a 5-3/4” multi-directional blade which means you can cut seamlessly in any direction you choose. The greater blade exposure means more precise cuts.

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok!

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok! Summer is a great time to unleash your creativity. It’s also a great time to grab a KraftyBlok or two from Delphi and bring your ideas to life. KraftyBlok is a multifaceted glass block that you can turn into pretty much anything you can dream up. Think of it as a blank canvas in glass block form. Its smooth and clear surface is the perfect base for mosaics, etching, painting and plenty more. Plus, it has an opening where you can easily add embellishments or even lights to really make your KraftyBlok project shine. You can purchase KraftyBlok stands to display your KraftyBlok creation too. There are endless possibilities to bring your KraftyBlok project to life on so many levels. Turn it into a piggy bank for your children or grandchildren. Make it into a stunning vase to hold your fresh-cut flowers. Night lights, picture boxes, bookends and more can

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok!

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok! Summer is a great time to unleash your creativity. It’s also a great time to grab a KraftyBlok or two from Delphi and bring your ideas to life. KraftyBlok is a multifaceted glass block that you can turn into pretty much anything you can dream up. Think of it as a blank canvas in glass block form. Its smooth and clear surface is the perfect base for mosaics, etching, painting and plenty more. Plus, it has an opening where you can easily add embellishments or even lights to really make your KraftyBlok project shine. You can purchase KraftyBlok stands to display your KraftyBlok creation too. There are endless possibilities to bring your KraftyBlok project to life on so many levels. Turn it into a piggy bank for your children or grandchildren. Make it into a stunning vase to hold your fresh-cut flowers. Night lights, picture boxes, bookends and more can

Beautiful Mosaic Wall Hanging-Step by Step

Beautiful Mosaic Wall Hanging-Step by Step For all of you glass hobbyists who would love to work with mosaics but havent gotten up enough courage, this article is for you. This project will give you the chance to create three tiles that are meant to be used as a wall hanging. We used the same process as the one for making stepping-stones. But the main difference in making a wall hanging is the thicknesswe will use only half of the recommended amount of DiamondCrete for the 12 square mold. Our design is an elegant Victorian motif that can be built as shown in three 12 square tiles and hung about 1 apart, or the project can be simplified by using just the center design. Leave out the two pieces to the far right and left of the center design and this would look fine by itself as a wall hanging or a stepping-stone. Just remember

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention Ever wondered what goes in to developing a new craft tool or product? The post below was submitted by Rita Levine of Diamond Tech International. She leads readers on a journey through the product development phases of the new G2 Bottle Cutter. Last Spring I was invited to join a group of friends for a little eco crafting. Little did I know that two months later I would be working to design a new bottle cutter. We worked hard that day to embrace our eco-friendly projects. Our goal was to transform bottles into art. It was clear, however, the bottle cutters we were using were not cutting it. We struggled to score and separate our bottles with very little success. It was then I thought, There has got to be a better way. So I rounded up our product development team and we set out to create a tool that

Donna Sarafis: Basics of Fusing Part 2

Donna Sarafis: Basics of Fusing Part 2 Part 2 of a 2 part series on the basics of glass fusing. In this weeks article Donna gives advice on indispensable tools for beginner glass fusers. In the beginning, I used one larger tool, and that was a Super Star Grinder. It is still running, running, running. Others have come, and some have gone, but this one is still here. For smaller cold working projects, diamond hand pads do a nice job. The next cutting tool that I bought was a saw. My Taurus 3 Ring Saw has worked extremely well for me, and I love what I can do with it that I couldnt do before, but I worked for 2 years before I purchased this nifty item. As for cutters and breakers, I have many, but for me, the Silberschnitt breaker pliers are a must for small (1/4) strip breaking.....saves so much glass. I use both