Fused Glass What If Experiment with Bent Stringer

I recently read a tutorial on manipulating glass stringer on the Bullseye Glass website. I decided to give it a try adding my own spin to it. Instead of trying to keep the stringer bent in a rectangle pattern what if I bent it randomly. I placed the bent stringers on a clear piece of glass; again pretty randomly. Here is what it looked like going in the kiln.

Bent Stringers

I fired this part sheet but not completely flat. The stringers were slightly raised. Here is what it looked like after it was fired.

Bent Stringers Fired

I cut it up and combined it with red and white glass. I capped it all with a clear piece of glass.

Bent Stringers Layout

The result was better than I anticipated. Because the stringers were not completely flat when I capped it with a piece of clear it trapped little bubbles. The result is a fun, festive look.

4 thoughts on “Fused Glass What If Experiment with Bent Stringer

  1. Kim Pavlik says:

    Just wondering what your slumping schedules are for candle molds, vases, etc. I’ve been using your bottle schedule but don’t want to take the chance on some really labor intensive projects.

    • Margot says:

      Kim – You certainly don’t want to use the bottle schedule! I know you probably don’t want to hear this, but the schedules that works for me may not work for you. It takes some trial and error to figure out what will work with your kiln. Start by looking at the Spectrum Glass and Bullseye Glass websites for their schedules. That’s what I started with. Also, there is a link on my page to the Bullseye Eduction videos. Some are free to view, some you have to be a member. There is a lot of good information there. Start with some simple projects.

  2. Debbie says:

    I’ve just started reading about fused glass after buying some pieces at a Christmas bazaar. I love your plate and look forward to reading more of your posts.

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