Fused Glass Business Card Holder

This glass business card holder was made using Slumpy’s stainless steel business card mold. I’m still tinkering with the firing schedule (aren’t we always?) but all in all it turned out great.

4 thoughts on “Fused Glass Business Card Holder

  1. Tonya says:

    I just received this Slumpy’s business card mold today! What size did you cut your glass — to the size of the mold or a little smaller? Did you fuse two pieces together first for heft? Grind the corners? Any other suggestions? (Thanks!)

    • Margot says:

      Tonya – I settled on 4″ x 4.5″ I tried 4″ x 6″ for a note card holder, but the taller it got the more unstable it was. I full fused a double layer and did not grind corners. I grind as little as possible. I held the slump for a long time to try to get the bottom as flat as possible. I added bumpons for added stability. I definitely want to try a single piece of glass. Here is advice I got when I asked Slumpys:

      I typically use the slump schedule for a lot of my stainless steel because I want to get more definition from the molds. I have also been known to drape at a temperature of 1265°F. I am curious if the stainless steel molds you have are bent from shipping. If the top of the molds (where you balance the glass) is perfectly flat, they may have been bent in shipping. This can be fixed by bending. Please let me know if you glass piece is extremely rocking. Using two sheet of fused glass on any mold will yield softer corners. A single sheet of glass slumped over the mold will take more of that angled corner.

      Let me know if you come up with any tips you can share!

  2. Lori says:

    I’m going to try a business card slump tonight. I’ve been using the schedules found on this link and they’ve been great. I use bullseye glass. I’ve already fused my piece and then I plan to wrap a fire dam in kiln paper and slump over it. It’s a bit different but I think it will work.

    http://fusedglass.org/tools/firing_schedules

    • Margot says:

      Hi Lori! I just got back from being out of town and saw your comment. How did it turn out? FusedGlass.org is a great site for all kinds of information. I visit it regularly. I did my first business card slump on two kiln posts that I stacked. It wasn’t great. I bought some kiln dams from Ditore, but haven’t tried it out yet so I’d love to know how your experiment worked out.

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