THE PROCESS

CUTTING AND STACKING GLASS
FIRING GLASS TO 1700 DEGREES IN KILN
WIRE WRAPPING GLASS

SUSAN SELECTS AND CUTS THE LAYERS OF DICHROIC GLASS AND STACKS THEM FOR FIRING IN THE KILN

THE GLASS IS PLACED IN THE KILN AND FIRED TO 1700 DEGREES F. IT IS THEN SLOWLY COOLED TO ANNEAL THE GLASS.  OFTEN, A SECOND FIRING IS NECESSARY IF THE GLASS HAS TO BE SHAPED TO SMOOTH THE EDGES.  THIS IS CALLED FIREPOLISHING.

PETER, THEN WIRE WRAPS THE GLASS  WITH STERLING SILVER OR 14K GOLD FILLED WIRE TO  CREATE THE JEWELRY DESIGNS. SOME DESIGNS REQUIRE THAT THE GLASS CABOCHONS ARE GROOVED TO SECURLY HOLD THE WIRE