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Old 2008-09-26, 10:41am
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Default 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.
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Old 2008-09-26, 12:28pm
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try silvered ivory. Ivory and then wrap the foil or leaf on to the "bubble" and blow like before.
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Old 2008-09-26, 12:59pm
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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
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Old 2008-09-26, 1:48pm
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I'll try the silvered ivory tonight... thank you
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Old 2008-09-26, 1:51pm
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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!
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Old 2008-09-26, 7:33pm
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Gaia makes awesome shardes.
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Old 2015-05-21, 1:26pm
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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
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Old 2015-05-21, 3:26pm
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Avenue Beads has a tutorial - and Joe's shards are awesome.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1057446...to-create-the?
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Old 2015-05-21, 3:33pm
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Compliments of the Internet Archive

https://web.archive.org/web/20120425...om/shards.html
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Old 2015-05-21, 7:31pm
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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
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Old 2015-05-26, 1:27am
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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
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Old 2015-05-28, 10:23pm
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You can always pick up the chunks and incorporate into your next shard blow.......
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Old 2015-05-30, 4:30pm
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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
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Old 2015-05-30, 6:23pm
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I agree with CathysCreation. gemsinbloom is great!
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Old 2015-09-16, 11:53am
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thanks PattyK i just saw your message now greetz astrid
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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
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Old 2016-05-27, 12:37pm
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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.
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Old 2016-05-27, 1:48pm
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Thank you, Laura! I can't wait to try some (now that I know some of the steps)
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Old 2016-05-27, 4:52pm
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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.
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Old 2016-05-27, 5:44pm
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My Fave so far are DH silvered glasses. I love the effects I get from them!
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