Dichroic Pendant

Dichroic Pendants Dichroic Pendants

Materials:
Dichroic Shards
8mm black color rod
2mm clear rod
Borosilicate 6mm rod
Assorted Tweezers
Tungsten rod
Mashers
Graphite Paddle

Helpful Hints:
Be sure to clean all glass, especially dichroic shards with isopropyl alchohol. Pick up the dichroic using tweezers to avoid leaving fingerprints.

dichroic-pendant-01Dichroic shards on clear glass are laid
out. Make sure that all the pieces are
turned glass side up so they are easily
picked up with tweezers.

 

 

 



 

dichroic-pendant-02Make a ball of black as a core form
for the dichroic pendant. Use your
tweezers to apply a piece of dichroic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

dichroic-pendant-03Marver the dichroic piece to the ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dichroic-pendant-04Apply more colors to the ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dichroic-pendant-05Pieces must be marvered smooth
between layers.

 

 

 

 



 

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Transfer to a borosilicate punty. The
boro punty gives you longer working
time in the flame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super heat the ball for mashing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use mashers to flatten ball. Mash in
two or three stages to control thinness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More small dramatic colored pieces of
dichroic are applied as accents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Small pieces should be mashed
smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Punty up with an Effetre 2mm rod
and remove the boro punty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special tweezers for making a dent
for piercing with tungsten pick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use your tungsten pick to open the
hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use a cool tungsten pick on heated
hole to enlarge and polish it.

 

 

 

 



 

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Remove punty while holding pendant
with warm tungsten. Fire polish the
punty mark and place in kiln at 950º
for 15 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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dichroic-pendant-17You can see more of Pat Frantz' artwork at
www.patfrantzstudio.com