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effemess 2008-09-26 10:41am

Shard Recipes ?
 
I'm so excited because I've just discovered how to make my own shards, thanks to Amber's excellent tutorial.. unfortunately I now need some 'shard recipes' please. I've been practising with black and clear glass.. but would like to move onto something a bit more exotic.... So... does anyone have any recipes which they might like to share with me please.

purplelilyone 2008-09-26 12:28pm

try silvered ivory. Ivory and then wrap the foil or leaf on to the "bubble" and blow like before.

beadworkstudio 2008-09-26 12:59pm

Silvered ivory partially encased (think sloppy encasement) with any color that doesn't react with ivory is nice, too.

Jennifer Geldard has a tutorial for pattered shards: http://www.glassgirl.com/shards.html

effemess 2008-09-26 1:48pm

I'll try the silvered ivory tonight... thank you

playswithfire104 2008-09-26 1:51pm

Silver plum always makes nice shards. As I'm sure any of the silver glass will too. And raku. Maybe raku w/ intense black.


ETA Great tut!! Thanks for the link!

Lara 2008-09-26 7:33pm

Gaia makes awesome shardes.

glastrid 2015-05-21 1:26pm

Has any of you the free tut still the link does not work anymore and i also would love some info on making shards and recipes thanks astrid

Elizabeth Beads 2015-05-21 3:26pm

Avenue Beads has a tutorial - and Joe's shards are awesome.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1057446...to-create-the?

PattyK 2015-05-21 3:33pm

Compliments of the Internet Archive :)

https://web.archive.org/web/20120425...om/shards.html

ewagnerfrog 2015-05-21 7:31pm

shard recipe
 
My favorite shards are a base of Raku cased in dark violet. Then I add a few more dots of Raku on top of the violet before I blow the shard It's really wonderful Ernie Wagner

topher wren 2015-05-26 1:27am

i blew some tonight i used black base ivory and encased in aqua before i blew them and i dident blow them thin as i wanted the funky color of the aqua over the ivory to be dark..... its more like chunks .lol

SerendipityArtGlass 2015-05-28 10:23pm

You can always pick up the chunks and incorporate into your next shard blow.......

CathysCreations 2015-05-30 4:30pm

The best tutorial is this one by gemsinbloom. Well worth the price and lots of eye candy.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1753044...v_listing-same

Carolyn Hipskind 2015-05-30 6:23pm

I agree with CathysCreation. gemsinbloom is great!

glastrid 2015-09-16 11:53am

thanks PattyK i just saw your message now greetz astrid

jdleigh 2016-05-27 11:40am

Could anyone tell me whether, when blowing shards, do I dip the hollow mandrel in bead release? In the photos I have studied, they do not appear to be dipped. I really want to try this, and I have been reading the forum about how to do it, but I wasn't sure about the bead release. Thank you for any info. Leigh

MagpieGlass 2016-05-27 12:37pm

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Originally Posted by jdleigh (Post 4852483)
Could anyone tell me whether, when blowing shards, do I dip the hollow mandrel in bead release? In the photos I have studied, they do not appear to be dipped. I really want to try this, and I have been reading the forum about how to do it, but I wasn't sure about the bead release. Thank you for any info. Leigh

Nope ... no release ... it will contaminate your shard ... just heat up the end of the blow pipe to a slight glow so the glass sticks and start wrapping.

When you are all done you can quench or reheat and quench any of the leftover off.

jdleigh 2016-05-27 1:48pm

Thank you, Laura! I can't wait to try some (now that I know some of the steps) :-)
Leigh

Speedslug 2016-05-27 4:52pm

Just don't blow it too thin so that it bursts.


Really really fine glass like that is an inhalation hazard and you don't want it dusting your work area either.

Does nasty thing to your insides.

Chocake 2016-05-27 5:44pm

My Fave so far are DH silvered glasses. I love the effects I get from them!


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