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Earring Stand Kit With this project I would like to introduce you to the new Wissmach luminous coated glass. I want you to experience for yourself the incredible shine after firing. Make sure all strips are placed luminescent side up. It will make your earrings stand out beautifully.

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Paul Wissmach Glass MFGS came out with a coated glass - it is similar to the iridescent coatings but not exactly the same. Therefor they are calling it luminous coating/ luminized/luminescent . It does create different effects, depending on the way you fire it.

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You can fire it: ● Coated side down onto a Kaiser Lee Board fiber shelf and the coating will intensify.

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● Coated side down onto a kiln washed shelf or shelf paper and it will still look intense but different

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● Coated side up and the luminescent coating will fade a bit on lighter colors, but does give the glass a beautiful sheen

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● Cover the coated side with a piece of clear and the coating will fade away completely. Working with all these options will offer you a nice new pallet of design possibilities that we will introduce to you in a series of projects. We have been fusing with the luminescent coated glass for over a year now and as with any glass, you have to see it to believe it. Photos can not show you how the light reflections play with the glass. I can only tell you, that our customers and students like it a lot. So why not start with this Project Kit!

Enjoy this original Petra Kaiser Project ! ©


Earring Stand Kit With this project I would like to introduce you to the new Wissmach luminous coated glass. I want you to experience for yourself the incredible shine after firing. Make sure all strips are placed luminescent side up. It will make your earrings stand out beautifully. Working with Glass Strips as a design element!

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Glass Strips are a wonderful design medium. You can create a variety of projects with a small amount of glass, like baskets, chimes, clocks and this earring stand.

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I like glass strips 5/16” (8 mm) wide and I use this size so often that I prepared a custom ruler to speed up the glass marking process. I just took a 5/16” (8 mm) wide glass strip to use as a measure and drew my marks on the back of a metal ruler. You can use a piece of paper or cardboard, also.

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I N This Hot Tip I created for myself, since I often forget to clean the strips before I run the scores. Mark all the strips first, score the glass, clean the glass and then run them as shown in the picture below.

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Hot Tip 1. Mark 2. Score 3. Clean 4. Run Score

Run Score For a good strip it is better to score them all and then run the scores in the order shown. Start with the center score, then the next center and so on until you have all your strips, this way you avoid half broken strips that flare off to the side.

Enjoy this original Petra Kaiser Project ! ©

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Earring Stand Kit This type of project involves layering of pieces without a bottom glass piece to hold everything in place. Therefore I like to “construct” them on a piece of shelf paper. It only needs to be a tiny bit bigger than the final set up (8” x 10”). Start by placing down one solid piece of 8” x 2” glass and then the horizontal pieces in a diagonal for a more dynamic look. Now place the the vertical strips. This will attach the horizontal glass strips to the base and it will create the small openings as well. The base will rest in the acrylic display stands.

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Firing Schedule fast and easy with Kaiser Lee Board

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Ramp 900° F/ 480° C

Target 1000° F/ 537° C 1420° F/ full 770° C 950° F/ full 510° C Let cool to room temperature

Hold 10 min.

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Box Contents

O ● 1 pair of acrylic stands ● 5 pieces of 8” x 2” white luminescent glass COE 96 (Wissmach)

Buy Now $17.90

Even if you don’t usually use COE 96 glass, you can go ahead and order this kit, since you will get all the glass you need and a bit extra (just in case you need more strips). To let the earrings play the main show, I do not recommend embellishing the stand with any additional glass.

Enjoy this original Petra Kaiser Project ! ©

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Fused Glass Earring stand  

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