Last week was the one and only show I will do this year. I’ve got a blog post on that adventure planned for next week. But in the mean time, suffice it to say that I made enough profit to go on a small shopping spree at my local supplier Hollander Glass. They just happened to be having a sale yesterday!
While at the show, it came to my attention that I didn’t have a lot of earth tone colors. So I bought glass in colors that I’m not naturally drawn too – terra cotta, chestnut brown, khaki and bronze. I splurged on some dichroic glass which may be used in a future pendant class I want to offer. I bought four Bullseye molds and decided I now need to start cataloging the molds I have since I almost bought one that I already own. I always buy a tube or two of noodles or stringers to grow my collection of colors. I also found a new product called Honey Doo Zuper Glue. I was told this is a fantastic glue for layering stacks of glass and the glue burns off clean. In general, I don’t use glue in my pieces, but after having some stringers roll on me recently, I can see how this would be very handy. I bought a small tube to give it a try. A few other odds and ends rounded out my purchase, and I was one happy camper yesterday. Can’t wait to get some time in the studio next week to play with all my new goodies!
4 thoughts on “Shopping Spree for Glass Supplies”
if things won’t stay put without glue, then you shouldn’t use it for that. it is useful for moving from bench to kiln.
the glue burns off before the glass tacks down, so there’s plenty of time for it to roll in the kiln.
gravity isn’t your friend, in this case.
Well that’s disappointing. I couldn’t find any specs on what temperature the glue actually burns off at. I was hoping it would be high enough to at least let stringer get soft enough to tack on and keep in from rolling as it heats up.
run stringers (gently) down the side of a grinder bit to make a slight flat spot. that will prevent rolling at inopportune times.