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Did You Know Effetre / Moretti Makes Sheet Glass?

Frantz Art Glass & Supply carries a large selection of 104 C.O.E. sheet glass. This glass is made from the same glass as the rods created by Effetre / Moretti.  To me this is a huge area of possibilities for letting your creative energies run wild. When I started using Effetre glass rods 27 years ago, the company was still call Moretti and they had never made sheet glass at their factory because there was no interest in artist sheet glass in Italy.  This fact didn’t stop me from laying a bunch of rods together and fusing them into a
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and lampworking techniques.

Need More Information and Inspiration?

When you click on the Web Gallery, a web page appears that shows links for the three different sections of the web gallery that are Focal Beads, Spacer Beads and Strands. Click on one of the choices and you will be taken to a page of thumb (small images) to pick from. When you click on a thumb image, a large image will appear with a list of the different glass colors that were used in that bead and the glass colors are linked to the Frantz Art Glass web page for easy purchase, plus pertinent information on how the bead was made.
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Categories: Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and lampworking techniques.

CiM Messy Color Blue Rods for Lampworkers

Happy New Year everyone!!!  There are two new colors from CiM that just arrived this week and they are both new blues.  One is “Zachary” 511589 and the other is called “Great Bluedini” 511590.  Zachary – #511589 Great Bluedini – #511590 Zachary is what some people call baby blue, but it can also be called a very pale periwinkle.  When you compare regular Periwinkle with Zachary, Zachary is 50% lighter than Periwinkle.  I like the results I got by pairing Zachary with Cranberry Pink (used in the form of a rose cane), with a little goldstone ribbon thrown in the
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, and Lampworking.

Tips and Techniques: Dichroic on Copper

I am a die hard dichroic fan, but I had not paid much attention to the CBS Dichroic on Copper Sheet because at first I couldn’t get my head around it.  When I first saw some dichroic on copper sheet, it was Silver and it just didn’t catch my attention.  Recently I was shown a dichroic on copper sheet that was a pattern called “Mixture” that has soft blues and pinks in it as well as silver and I said to myself – WOW, this stuff is really neat looking.  I had a sheet that had been slightly broken up
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and lampworking techniques.