Silver Wire on Melted Glass Drops

Silver Wire on Melted Glass Drops

Post by Doug Von Gausi » Thu, 11 Sep 1997 04:00:00



I recently returned from a trip where we saw some melted glass "drops"
for earrings and necklaces which were hung by a silver wire. The wire
had been wrapped around the drop and it fit into a groove around the
glass, as if the wire had been fitted while the glass was still hot and
plastic. Does anyone have an idea how this is done?

Thanks in advance,
Doug
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Silver Wire on Melted Glass Drops

Post by BarbaraB » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>   wrapped around the drop and it fit into a groove around the
>glass,

Could those have been glass globs or nuggets you saw wrapped?  There is a
grinding bit - called the jewelry bit - which cuts the groove you
described.  Mika makes one and Inland may as well.  Check with your local
stained glass supplier or mail order firm.  They can get it for you if they
don't carry it.  Barbara
Barbara Fernandez  -  Breckenridge Glass Studio

 
 
 

Silver Wire on Melted Glass Drops

Post by Doug Von Gausi » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> >   wrapped around the drop and it fit into a groove around the
> >glass,

> Could those have been glass globs or nuggets you saw wrapped?  There is a
> grinding bit - called the jewelry bit - which cuts the groove you
> described.  Mika makes one and Inland may as well.  Check with your local
> stained glass supplier or mail order firm.  They can get it for you if they
> don't carry it.  Barbara
> Barbara Fernandez  -  Breckenridge Glass Studio

Thanks, Barbara - yes they were globs, but flat ones, like they'd just
been melted on a smooth, flat surface in a kiln.
Doug
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