I got a request from my dad for a custom fused glass dish to celebrate a special birthday. He specifically wanted at plate or dish not too big, with the number “60” and “Happy Birthday” on it. This was a bit of a challenge for me. I had to figure out how to get a number and writing on a 7 inch plate. I experimented with paints, frit, stencils, and etching cream. In the end I recycled some pattern bar slices by breaking them up and reforming them in a murrini mold. I nipped small chips of the new bars and put them together to form the number. I used Glassline paints to do the lettering. Sure hope the birthday girls liked her one of a kind birthday dish.