Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bails Now Available at Wholesale Prices

Economy glue on pendant bails for your jewelry creations. Now available in 3 colors. Antique copper red, silver and gold. Available in packs of 10.

We have been using these bails with our jewelry for a few weeks now and love them. They are light weight and durable.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

April Glass Pendant Contest

Submit your pendant entries to
Last date of submission is 4/30/10
Pendant submission must be using one of our decals. If you submitted to the last contest, please submit new work. Winner receives $100.00 gift certificate to our store.
Thanks to all!

Thank you everyone for your submission to the last contest! Craig Snell from Australia was our $100.00 winner!

Past entries are below this post, just scroll down to get an idea.


20% Off Sale on Dichroic Glass Supplies

20% OFF
Coupon code: GLASS20

See below for our April Pendant contest.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Firing Instructions for High and Low Fire Decals


Fused Glass Decal Firing Instructions

Application Instructions:

  1. Clean the glass surface where the decal will go.
  2. Remove any wax paper barrier, if any, from the decal surface.
  3. If desired, cut decal to desired shape using xacto knife or scissors.
  4. Soak the decal in a shallow pan of warm water until they easily slide off the paper. It is easier to apply decal directly from the paper to the glass piece. Leaving them in water too long will result in them floating off the base paper and it will be difficult to apply.
  5. Use a paper towel to blot excess water and gently smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles. If air bubbles are not gently rubbed out, a tiny hole will pop through the decal when fired.
  6. Change water frequently after soaking several decals to remove impurities.
  8. Decals go on your FINISHED, fire polished piece. DO NOT cap the decals with a top glass layer. Decal firing is the last step to your piece.

Firing Instructions:

Preheating is particularly important in decal work. Materials from the medium on the decal must be burned off gently. Good ventilation allow for a clean final product. Leave the kiln lid open 1-2 inches, plus any peepholes. Preheat slowly to 1000 degrees to prevent pinholes or blisters and then procede with normal ramping. Heat-soak the decals at top temperature for approximately 8-10 minutes. THE FIRING SCHEDULES PROVIDED ARE FOR A REFERENCE POINT ONLY! GET TO KNOW YOUR KILN! Need additional assistance? Email us at with any questions you may have. Remember, it is always better to under fire than over fire!

Low-fire schedule

250 DPH to 350 HOLD 20 minutes

500 DPH to 1000 HOLD 10 minutes

AFAP to 1034-1074 soak 8-10 minutes

High-fire schedule

250 DPH to 350 HOLD 20 minutes

500 DPH to 1000 HOLD 10 minutes

AFAP to 1280-1320 soak 8-10 minutes

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Janny Glass Art Show in California

Janice Osborne of JANNY GLASS will be participating in an art show in La Quinta California on Saturday, March 27th. Janice has recently started using our products and we have seen her grow as an artist. Her pieces are beautiful.

If anyone is in the La Quinta area next Saturday, here is the information about the show.

My next show is in La Quinta California at "Art Under the Umbrellas" Saturday March 27th at
Olde Towne La Quinta from 10 AM to 4 PM.

We wish you much success Janice!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are You Ready For Spring?

The spring season is just around the corner and the art shows will be in full effect. Also, Mother's Day is about 6 weeks away.

Over the past 3 years, Mother's Day has been one of our best sellers next to Christmas!!

Floral decals are by far the most popular for this time of year. Be sure to stock up now.

If you want us to mention an art show that you will be in, we will be happy to. We can promote it all over the web with our several different outlets.

If there is anything we can do to help you grow your business, just send us an email at and we will be happy to.

Thanks and Happy St. Patrick's Day.



Friday, March 12, 2010

25% Sale this weekend Only, Free Shipping

This weekend we are offering a whopping 25% off glass art supplies. Fused glass decals, Bottle Stopper Blanks, cords, bails, etc. Enter coupon codeGLASS25

Be sure to stock up for the spring art fairs and Mother's Day which is just around the corner.


Thursday, March 11, 2010


We at would like to thank everyone who has joined this blog. We just reached 100 followers this week. We have fun here. I hope that we have provided some valuable information. We have learned so much from several of you. That 's what this blog is about...sharing information. We each know something that someone else doesn't.

If you have any suggestions on topics or techniques, please feel free to share. We will be happy to promote your business with a picture and a link to your store. I know I like checking out new and different artists. I think others would be interested as well.

Again, THANK YOU!!! Without all of you, we wouldn't have anyone to write for.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Glue On Jewelry Bails - Silver 12 PACK

Silver color glue on jewelry bails. Tube bails are a perfect sized and economical to the jewelry designer.

20mm x 8mm


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Winner of February Pendant Contest


We received so many beautiful entries this month and we want to thank everyone for participating! We decided to include a few "Honorable Mentions" and give $10.00 gift certificates to those winners...and the winner is...Craig Snell from Australia! Congratulations Craig! We love how Craig used our mighty tree of life decal to create a scene of the kimberly in North Western Australia. Craig used one of our tree decals but cut it up and manipulated it a bit. In Craig's words, "the mighty tree decals are like the boab trees we have here which also grow in Africa. A stockman as cattle are the main business here. I also engraved and painted some anthills in." Nice job Craig, a lot of work and creativity went into this piece and it shows!

Craig's pendant has earned him a $100 credit to


Honorable Mention - Pendant 4


Leah submitted a floral pendant that earned her honorable mention and a $10 credit to We loved the colors used on this piece, very complimentary.
Thanks so much Leah.


Honorable Mention - Pendant 3


Raya submitted a meadow scene using fused glass decals. Raya's entry has earned her a $10 credit to Thank you for your continued support.


Honorable Mention - Pendant 2


Pam submitted a colorful pendant using a flamingo fused glass decal. Pam will receive a $10 credit to for her gorgeous work.


Honorable Mention - Pendant 1


Pat submitted a dichroic glass pendant with a combination of glass fusing decals. Very nice work. Pat will receive a $10 credit to for her work.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Thank You for Your Entry

We received over 50 entries to this months contest. We have narrowed down the contestants and are finalizing the results now. We will announce the winners tomorrow on this blog.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a dichroic glass pendant.

Tune in tomorrow to see if your pendant is the winner.