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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

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

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.

Upcycled Glass Bottle Terrarium

Upcycled Glass Bottle Terrarium Step-by-step video directions on this fun and green eco-craft. Youll need a recycled glass bottle, some basic supplies and the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw. http //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/band-saws/ Watch the video then buy your band saw at www.DelphiGlass.com/Precision2000

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

How to Use Jennifer's Mosaics Tile Nippers

How to Use Jennifer's Mosaics Tile Nippers Learn how to angle the nippers to achieve a particular cut, and tips for cutting marble tile and other more challenging tile types. http /nm1Fym

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

How to Use Antiquity Mosaics Tiles

How to Use Antiquity Mosaics Tiles This new mosaic product is a wonderful collection of the most popular marble tiles available. Use them to restyle table tops, vases, wooden chairs and trays, coasters, mirrors and on back splashes. Watch this demonstration on how to use these inspiring tiles. http /nDZ9QG.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Use the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln

How to Use the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln The Fuseworks Kiln makes glass fusing easy. You can make jewelry and other exciting crafts right from your microwave. Glass fusing is quick in this small kiln -- most glass projects fire in just 3 minutes. http /rqsmJX. To learn more or purchase the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln, please visit Delphi Glass at http //www.delphiglass.com/beginning-fusing/beginner-kilns-kits/fuseworks-microwave-kiln?source=sm

Stained Glass News September 2013 Edition

Stained Glass News September 2013 Edition Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the September 2013 edition of Stained Glass News As always we look forward to receiving our quarterly issue of Stained Glass News. It is always packed with inspiration and highlights of the newest items available for art glass creations. Let us walk you through these exciting new items and see how they can add new dimension and style to your work today. 1. Dichroic Extract Its like glitter, all grown up. Add dichroic to your projects in ways youve previously only dreamed of with this fantastic new product. Its all the dazzle of dichroic, without a backing to limit your applications. With no COE, you can paint it on, sprinkle it, even pick it up in flameworked and blown glass projects. Dichroic Extract is available in all your favorite colors, plus fun sample sets to get started. 2. Fuseworks Gift

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

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

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.

Bedazzled Earrings: A Microwave Fusing Project

Bedazzled Earrings: A Microwave Fusing Project By Rita Levine Skill Level 2 (Adult 1-5 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) Time to Complete 45 Minutes Materials Fuseworks Kiln Fuseworks Kiln Paper Fuseworks Glass Cutter Wheeled Glass Nippers Ruler Westrim pearl assortment Sterling Silver Plated Square Cabochon Mini Links - Delphi 85435 2 hat pins Earring wires Scrap fusing glass 90 COE Chain-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Instructions 1. Place white glass on a clean flat cutting surface with the smooth side of the glass facing towards you. 2. Start on an edge of the glass holding the cutter firmly in one hand. Keep the cutter perpendicular to the glass. Push the cutter gently and evenly across the glass. Decrease pressure slightly as you reach the opposite edge of the glass; lift the cutter off the glass at the end. 3. Breaking the score line can be done with breaking pliers. Hold the glass in

Feed the Need for Mixed Media Collage

Feed the Need for Mixed Media Collage Raise your hands if you are totally psyched about what is happening in todays arts and crafts world. In true Arnold Horshack form OOOOOOHHHHH. OOOOOOHHHHH. OOOOOOHHHHH. What has gotten me so excited - the rise of Mixed Media Collage. I have a confession to make, even though I work mainly in the art glass world - I am so the closet Mixed Media Collage junkie. No wonder, my love of combining tiny pieces of tesserae to create mosaics translates perfectly to combining layers of mixed media to create a similar effect. Mixed Media Collage brings so many techniques together to create wonderful masterpieces. Its all about the layering and composition. And it teaches us so much about what looks right and what doesnt. Now mind you, I said I was a junkie, not an expert. But I would like to share with you my addiction and the method to