get started : earrings pendants

Get Started

Getting started has never been easier. Select a category from the pull down or search for more information. This list is pulled from our Blog, Video, and Tips areas. Looking for products? Check out our Start-Up Kits.

Studio News: Tips for Using Frit Molds

Studio News: Tips for Using Frit Molds Frit Molds are becoming increasingly more popular, especially with all the new styles of jewelry molds coming out. Getting a beautiful finished project can be tricky at times. Issue #1 Glass tends to stick; and create sharp daggers on the sides of the glass project. This can happen when the glass separator is getting thin or worn away. Boron Nitride MR-97 is the answer. It is a versatile product that can also be used on stainless steel molds as well. Think of it like teflon on your frying pan. It will not allow the glass to stick to the mold. Projects pop right out and are ready to wear. You do have to follow the instructions and reapply as directed. Watch a video on how to use Boron Nitride MR-97. However if you do get spurs on the sides of your project, simply use a wet hand sanding pad

Don't Get Stuck in a Cabochon Rut

Don't Get Stuck in a Cabochon Rut @font-face { font-family Times New Roman; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size 12pt; font-family Times New Roman; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size 10pt; font-family Times New Roman; }div.Section1 { page Section1; }A few weeks ago I attended an arts festival in Tampa. And while I was pleasantly surprised to see so many glass artists showing, I noticed that many of the artists were displaying similar items. In fact, the show could have been called the Dichroic Cabochon Show. There were trays and trays of these cabochons at every booth, and while they looked beautiful sparkling in the sunlight, I wondered how many were actually selling. Artists making projects to sell at shows, giftshops or online, should try to diversify their offerings. Go one step further and offer something a little bit different. Flip through fashion magazines, peruse mall storefronts, and log into craft site forums to find out

A Polka Dot Sensation

A Polka Dot Sensation From the Paris runways to your childs birthday gift wrapping paper, everywhere are POLKA DOTS. From small aspirin dots to quarter dots (Size is noted by common everyday round objects) the look is here to stay for a very long time. It is believed the dot originated in Poland with the now famous Polka Dance. Dancers would create wild and colorful clothing emphasizing multi-sized circles/ dots. Need some inspiration to get you started? We have ideas. For your next party, create fun and functional serving and accent pieces. One of our favorites is the quick and easy cheese serving set. The simple pattern will let you customize any color to fit you decorating scheme. Make 2 sets, one to keep and one to give as a perfect hostess gift. Brighten up a boring table, by making either polka dot chargers, or after dinner dessert or side plates. Use each

Vincent Pernicano: A Showstopping Mixed Media Artist

Vincent Pernicano: A Showstopping Mixed Media Artist Over the weekend I attended the 23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair. The trendy area of Hyde Park, located in Tampa, FL, was the perfect setting for a show of its kind. The brick-paved streets were lined with booths showcasing high end art - everything from life-sized sculptures and paintings, to handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. One of the exhibitors was world-renowned glass artist and Delphi customer Vincent Pernicano. I recognized his work three booths away. There is something so captivating about his approach to mixed media. Pernicano, who has won several awards for his work, including the 2009 Delphi Art Glass Festival Online Competition, uses layers of colored glass that have been cut into shapes and fused together with glass frit and fusible glass paints to create three-dimensional components. The glass components are then backed with wood and attached to a canvas-covered wood-backed panel and frame that has been

Holiday Spotlight: Aanraku and You!

Holiday Spotlight: Aanraku and You! It’s not yet Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t been thinking about what gifts you’ll be giving for the holidays this year. One of the brands Delphi Glass has available for your glass art needs is Aanraku, which has a fantastic selection of products to make creating glass art jewelry and other precious things absolutely perfect. Here are some ideas for you to craft the best gifts for everyone on your list. For the bookworm Is someone on your list an avid page-turner? Instead of chancing buying them a book they already own, get them something they can keep on using no matter how many pages they turn. You can make them their very own fused glass bookmarks. For the home improvement enthusiast Add a touch of class and a touch of glass to any home by making these stunning glass art cabinet door knobs. Nothing

Meet Delphi's Fall Guest Instructors

Meet Delphi's Fall Guest Instructors We are excited about the Fall 2013 line up of talented glass art experts teaching classes at Delphis Creativity Center in Lansing, MI. Each artist brings their own unique skill set and techniques that any student from beginner to professional artist would enjoy. Tim Driers intricate hollow forms will amaze flameworking fans. Learn valuable new skills from this master glass blower. Gain fusing expertise in Janet Schraders classes. Janet has many special tricks to impart that will take your fusing knowledge to a new level. Kent Lauers glass magic will enthrall coldworking enthusiasts. Youll also learn glass gem making from this master of beveling. One look at Patty Grays fantastic glass art will have fusers thirsting to learn her secrets. Patty will share some of her unique methods during her Advanced Fusing class. Get to know each artist and their work, then see which class is right for you. Class