bubbles

I was looking at glass jewelry online the other day and I found a pendent that looked like it had air bublbles infused. Does anyone know how to do this? I know that when we first learn how to fuse bubbles are bad... but his looked really cool. Any suggestions?

 

Bubbles

Here is how I make trapped bubbles.  You will need:

two pieces of translucent glass cut to the same size in the shape of your finished jewelry, some stringer, diluted glue and a small paintbrush.

Break your stringer pieces so they are just a little bit smaller than your base and top. Clean all the glass . 

Start with the inside surface of the bottom piece.  Apply the diluted glue to it where you are going to put the stringer. Wait a couple minutes for the glue to get tacky.  Place pieces of stringer on the bottom glass.  Make sure there is space between them  I end up using tweezers to get them exactly right  Set this aside to dry.

Follow the same process for the inside surface of the top piece.  Glue the stringer in the opposite direction so that it will form a little grid when it is placed together with the bottom. 

Once the two parts are dry, you can gently lay the top piece on the bottom one.  I usually do this on the kiln shelf so it won't have to be moved again. 

Fire using a normal jewelry firing schedule. 

 

Since the stringer is smaller than the base and top, the edges will close nicely.  The stringer grid traps bubbles in each little square.

 

Good luck!

Bubble stuff

I saw something online at Delphi that was a liquid that you paint on to create bubbles...it came in different colors.  There's only one review, and the person didn't like it...
http://www.delphiglass.com/enamels-paints/bubble-paints/glassline-bubble...

: )
Kat
http://www.glasskatz.com

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