Fused Bracelet Making
Unlike most fusing and slumping projects,
bracelet making requires that the glass be manipulated by hand while
it is in the kiln. This is not tremendously difficult, but it
is a new experience for many fusers and it's important to take
safety precautions when reaching inside the kiln.
Having the right tools for bracelet making
is also important. In addition to fusible glass, you'll need a
small top loading or sectional kiln. (It's much more
difficult to make bracelets with a front loading kiln.) A kiln
like the Hot Box, which allows the top to be removed for easy
access, is ideal.
Your equipment list should also include a
bracelet mold (essentially a hollow tube of stainless steel several
inches in diameter and welded to a stand), a pair of graphite tongs
(curved to fit the stand), and some flexible fiber paper (1/8" paper
works well). It's possible to purchase
"bracelet forming kits" that contain all of these items, or they may
be purchased individually.
Once you've assembled these supplies,
you're ready to make a kiln-formed bracelet.
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