by Roxanne Coffelt.
I have been wanting to etch dichroic glass for years, but couldn’t find any good stencils!
I tried a technique using rubber stamps but didn’t have much luck. Now I am cutting my own stencils using my computer.
I etch the dichroic coating off the glass before fusing it so the color underneath shows through.
Then I fuse the glass at almost 1500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The glass has to cool very slowly so it anneals properly. If it isn’t properly annealed it might break later.
I love Asian and tropical designs.
This particular pendant has a sterling jump ring fused into the glass.
Cool and unique
Your technique results in really great designs, Roxanne!
I love seeing how you play off the image against the revealed pattern of the dichroic glass. Gorgeous!
Roxanne: Lovely design, and I love your inventiveness. I checked out your site and you have some beautiful things.
by: Delia Stone
by: Lynne Cirillo
I live in Florida, so I love the palm tree design. I also tried the etching using my dremel with a tiny diamond bit.
Check out some of my designs and get inspired on my facebook page@ Lynne Cirillo Creations. I also checked out your Etsy, love your use of copper punch outs inside you glass too, very creative!
Can you tell me how you fused your jump ring into the glass and what kind of metal did you use. My email is email@example.com.