Glass Fused Jewelry Kiln Review

September 6 2011No Commented

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It is now possible to fuse glass in your microwave thanks to an ingenious Microwave kiln.

The kiln is made from the same material as used on the space shuttle to protect the surface and are an easy and cheap way to get started with fused glass designs.

There are many glass fusing ideas such as earrings, necklaces, broaches and more. This is one of the simplest and easy ways to fuse glass we have ever seen. We now have a fantastic glass fusing jewelry kit available here with full instructions and everything you need to learn this exciting craft suitable for adults of all ages.

Glass fused jewelry can be created in minutes in your microwave! You can fire projects up to 75mm in diameter in as little as 3 minutes. The kiln is lightweight and compact for portability and easy storage.

The manufacturer recommends a microwave with the rating 800-1200 watts and have a metal interior. The results vary according to the microwave which we recommend should not be used for food if using the microwave regularly for fusing.

Features:

* Requires only 3 minutes to effectively fuse glass.

* It is safe and simple to use.

* Firing chamber is 80mm in diameter

* Maximum firing temperature is 1090 degrees Celcius

* Very light weight

While the kiln can be purchased separately it is a good idea to purchase the kit as it comes complete with all the essentials. The kit will ensure you make a proper start in this fun, and easy hobby and even lead to a start up business.

The kit is excellent value in that the tools, instruction and a starter amount of 90 COE glass are all included. It is worth repeating, that although this kiln is very inexpensive, it is not a toy that can be given to young children to play with but represents a serious cutting edge solution to fusing glass to make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Watch your simple cut glass pieces fuse into fantastic glass fused jewelry. It’s really that easy.

Kit Contents:

* Fuseworks ™ Microwave Kiln

* 7 sheets of 5x5cm glass in assorted colours

* Assorted colours and sizes of special fusible Dichoric glass.

* Assorted coloured confetti glass.

* Assorted millefiori glass in various colours

* Glass Cutter

* Kiln paper

* Special protective gloves

* 4 Necklace bails-2 sizes, gold and silver tone

* 2 Pairs Earring Findings- gold and silver tone

* Instructions

Glass Fusing Jewerly Kit can be purchased here.

The Instructions include advice on glass cutting and firing techniques plus a section on troubleshooting if things go wrong as they can do in the best of regulated projects.

It is a good idea to use the enclosed Firing Log to keep a record of your firing times and the results achieved. Trial and error is the best way for improving your results.

Several of our customers have started out with this low cost kiln to start up their own glass fused jewelry business before moving onto a larger brick kiln with glass slumping molds as volume increased. This kit allows you to see if you like the hobby before investing thousands of dollars in a production kiln. Makes sense!

For more information and photographs of this Glass Fusing Jewerly Kit click here.

By Stan Alderson

Aldax Moulds

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