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Glass Craft & Bead Expo concluded its 20th annual show on March 30, 2014, at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 250 classes were taken by 900 students, who hailed from 48 states and 7 Canadian provinces. Students and attendees also came from as far away as Australia, Chile, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Guatemala, Sweden, and the UK. The tradeshow had over 100 exhibiting companies, with a three-day attendance of over 7,800 viewing the latest in glass technology, equipment, and techniques. Many artists were also selling their work to the public. The 2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be held once again at South Point, with classes scheduled for April 8–12 and the tradeshow for April 10–12.
800‑217‑4527   702‑734‑0070   www.glasscraftexpo.com

 

 

EdHoysMessy-Rods

Ed Hoy’s International continues to grow its line of Messy Rods from Creation is Messy (CiM). Several new Limited Edition colors are available. Artists can choose from over eighty in-stock colors. Visit the company’s website for more information.  800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.edhoy.com

 


CBSRAINBOW-2-SAMPLE-SET

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents Rainbow 2 Sample Sets. Dichroic Extract is a pure form of the company’s high-quality coatings literally extracted off of the glass and preserved in a glass container. Rainbow 2 sheets will be sold only by the full sheet and will be broken down into eight separate containers of colors. Artist Brian Serck recommended that CBS add this sample set to its Dichroic Extract line, since it’s a blend of Premium Dichroic colors and contains both “powdered” and “large grain” Extract with the additional colors created in the Rainbow 2 sheets. Visit the CBS website for more information.  714‑538‑0888  www.cbs-dichroic.com



Uroboros-Peacock-frit

Uroboros Glass presents its glass colors for spring, including Peacock Green Opal Frit, a deep blue-green that adds a stunning new dimension to the System 96® Opal palette. It’s available in all five grain sizes and three package sizes. Also part of the company’s collection is Spring Collage sheet glass, with each sheet having a one-of-a-kind collage of fractures and streamers in spring greens and blossom pinks with lacy white veils. To complete the spring palette, Gold-Pink Striker sheet glass is a true pink that’s perfect for spring apple or cherry blossoms.
503‑284‑4900  www.uroboros.com

 

FireMountain-Beads

Fire Mountain Gems introduces new colors and special metallic finishes for Celestial Crystal® beads. Exclusive to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, these new faceted rondelle beads are available on 16" strands in 10 mm x 8 mm and 6 mm x 4 mm. Choose from white beads with either half-coat metallic green or orange AB, clear beads with a vitrail finish, orange beads with half-coat smoky AB, translucent light pink beads with half-coat light citrine, or metallic cobalt or purple beads. The design possibilities are plentiful with this selection of new rondelles.
800‑423‑2319   541‑956‑7890  www.firemountaingems.com



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CGBeads has a new frit holder marver. The 2" x 6" graphite marver has a shallow tray for holding frit, powdered enamels, murrine, silver leaf, or whatever an artist can dream up. This perfect holder allows artists to pick up the contents without spilling it all over the work space. Made from the high-quality graphite for which CGBeads has become known, the flip side doubles as a superior, long graphite marver when the tray is not in use. The frit holder also comes in a shorter 2" x 3" open-ended version.  940‑458‑8322   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.cgbeads.com 



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Glasscraft, Inc. carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. In Spring 2014, the company has even sourced a stock of uranium tubing for its more adventurous customers. Lenz ground joints have been added to the product lineup at competitive prices, and there are also 10 mm ground joints in males, females, 10 mm–14 mm transitional pieces, and Dewars.
888‑272‑3830   877‑893‑9386  www.glasscraftinc.com



CBSFIRESTRIP-BOWL3

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is pleased to announce the release of a brand-new product, Wavy Firestrips. They are available in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and many glass textures. Wavy Firestrips are water jet cut to 16" and feature the highest-quality CBS Dichroic coatings. They come in two sizes, 6 mm and 3 mm, are available in clear or black 90 or 96 COE, and are preferred for the artist’s convenience. Individual Wavy Firestrips are available only at an authorized CBS distributor or may be purchased on the company’s website by the tube, with ten pieces per tube, in either texture, patterns, or primary colors.  714‑538‑0888  www.cbs-dichroic.com




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Bethlehem Burners has been manufacturing surface-mixed glassworking torches since 1950 and continues to offer its customers great service. The latest enhancement to help the company’s online clients is the offer of free shipping on all orders made through the Bethlehem Burners website for delivery in the continental United States. This free shipping offer has no minimum purchase requirements and is available for all products sold online, including torches and accessories. International customers residing outside the continental United States are not eligible for these shipping rates. The Bethlehem shopping cart has also bee improved to make the ordering process simpler and includes a one-page checkout plus mobile shopping capabilities. Visit the company’s website to learn more about news, events, and products.  610‑838‑7034  www.bethlehemburners.com


  

EdHoyArtifillComp

Ed Hoy’s International presents the Gallery Pendant, a no-glue option for jewelry that is interchangeable. The open-topped frame allows artists to change their fused glass in seconds, creating glass pieces and switching them on a whim. Insert the glass, attach a cord or chain, and you’re done. The sterling silver–plated face provides an elegant border for your glass. The cavity for the square and circular styles is 1" x 1" x  5/16", while the cavity for the rectangular and oval styles is 1" x 1‑1/2" x 1/4". The square and circular faces are interchangeable, so if you want a deeper cavity with a circle frame, just switch the faces. Each pendant features three holes in the bottom for optimal dangling embellishments. Visit Ed Hoy’s website for more information.  800‑323‑5668  www.edhoy.com

 

 

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Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces its upcoming Dichroic by Design Contest for 2014, its ninth annual contest using the company’s Dichroic glass in an artistic or a functional piece. All artwork must contain at least 25 percent CBS Dichroic. Entry photos may be submitted either by using Dropbox or by sending on a CD and must be a digital format, high-resolution (300 dpi) photo up to 5 x 7 in size. Only PC formats will be accepted in JPG, TIF, or GIF only. Please include a PC-compatible text document containing the title and a brief description of the artwork, the type of glass used including the COE, and the full name, mailing address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address of the artist. Visit the CBS website for more details on the various categories available for entry.
714‑538‑2767   www.cbs-dichroic.com

 

 

BethlehemChampion500

Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches, is pleased to announce the release of the Champion Glassworking Torch, the company’s most technologically advanced torch to date. It offers a robust flame that is ideal for working large-diameter glass rods and tubing plus a new ball bearing scroll for smooth adjustments and easy locking. The Champion is structurally larger than other Bethlehem Burners models with its 8" flat base for easy mounting, a weight of 8‑3/4 pounds, and a taller height than its Alpha and Bravo counterparts. It has a burner configuration of six center fire ports and thirty outer fire ports, and is capable of emitting a wide range of flame widths from a pinpoint to a large bushy flame. 610‑838‑7034  www.bethlehemburners.com

 

DandLCBSProfusion

D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present 4" square pieces of Profusion Patterned Dichroic Glass. Artists can choose from a myriad of color and pattern combinations that are available in both 90 and 96 COEs. These great new offerings from D&L are perfect for those wanting to work with this fun accessory glass while staying within a budget. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

DiamondTechStainedGlassFinishingCompound

Diamond Tech has expanded its manufacturing to include art glass chemicals. The new Studio Pro Finishing Compound, Copper and Black Patinas, and Stained Glass Cement are each specially formulated and designed for the glass artist. The Finishing Compound protects against tarnish and ensures a bright, even, durable finish on solder seams, even those treated with patina or electroplating. Formulas for the new copper and black patinas provide a nice finish to leaded solder or lead came and come premixed. The stained glass cement allows glass artists to secure glass tightly to lead with a fast-setting formula that hardens, strengthens, and waterproofs leaded glass panels. It’s special formula also has special polymers for pliability. Visit the company’s website to discover all of the features and benefits of these new products. 646‑351‑1591   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.diamondtech.com

 

 

GriffinTool

Griffin Glass Tools now has two new styles of flameworking jacks available. The “Mini Jacks” are designed with an inside steel barrel for adjustable outward tension. Their tweezer-like long, narrow blades have a smooth bevel on the back edge that is great for small openings and hard-to-reach applications without causing any building up on the lip. The “True Flameworking Jacks” are designed with 90-degree turned blades and are just the right size for flameworking with an overall length of 11‑1/4". The 2‑3/4"-long jack blades have a pointed and beveled tip, and the back edge of the blades is rounded and smooth for easy, consistent flaring. This new line of jacks are made of high-grade stainless steel that is hardened in a way that allows a perfect outward tension and also allows the steel to be exposed to direct heat without damage to the working area of the jack blade. The hands-on experience of using these tools every day has led Griffin Glass Tools to release many new, innovative tools over the past year, with many more great items coming soon. 607‑331‑6221   scott@griffintools  www.griffinglass.com

 

 

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BeadFX has built a class schedule that offers something for everyone. From simple jewelry stringing to soldering and metalsmithing, there are classes that will complement your work and help you take it in a new direction. Offerings include: Hot Connections (introduction to solder), Getting Started with Hadar’s Clay, Wrap It Up (creative wire wrapping), Kumihimo Japanese Braids, Peruvian Wire Crochet, and many more. Classes are affordably priced, and students get in-store discounts as well. The BeadFX dedicated classroom and metalsmithing studio are comfortable and well supplied, and the fully stocked bead store is a delight to browse in. There is also a fully equipped lampworking studio with rental torches. Check the company’s website for a schedule. 877‑473‑2323   416‑751‑1911  www.beadfx.com

 

 

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Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces the new Mini-Double Splatter Pattern. This phenomenal new pattern fulfills requests from clients for Dichroic patterns that are tighter and smaller. It comes in a variety of exotic colors and is further amplified by double coating the splatter patterns. The result is many beautiful color shifts and layered color combinations that are not found in any other type of patterns. Because the glass is coated on both sides, this pattern is available in clear only. In addition, the color combinations vary greatly and will come in a medley of random compositions. CBS is currently offering this pattern in both 90 and 96 COE in 4" x 4" squares only. Side-by-side comparison photos of the original Splatter Pattern and the new Mini-Double Splatter are on the company’s website for easy reference. 714‑538‑0888  www.cbs-dichroic.com

 

 

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Ed Hoy’s International has expanded the company’s wide variety of rods from Creation is Messy. New colors, industry standards, and limited edition offerings are currently available. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑323‑5668   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.edhoy.com

 

 

BethBurnersLogo

Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches since 1950, has announced an enhanced online shopping experience and will be offering free shipping on all orders made through the company’s website for delivery within the continental United States. The free shipping offer has no minimum purchase requirements and is available for all products sold online, including torches and accessories. Visit Bethlehem’s website to learn more about news, events, or products. 610‑838‑7034  www.bethlehemburners.com

 

 

SkuttFireBox-8x6-LT-Flyer

Skutt Kilns introduces the FireBox 8x6 LT, a new kiln that gives the glass, ceramic, and metal clay artist plenty of options. There are built-in programs for glass, ceramics, and PMC, but users can also write their own programs with Ramp/Hold. The kiln plugs into standard household voltage, and it easily stores away in a closet when not in use. 503‑774‑6000  www.skutt.com

 

 

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Ed Hoy’s International now offers the Sto-N-Go Strip Cutter, an extremely portable cutter that features a stainless steel rod to provide smooth cutting. It also has a durable rubber mat for easy storage and portability and is available in an 18" or 24" version. 800‑323‑5668  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.edhoy.com

 

 

DiamondTech

Diamond Tech, with over twenty-one years of experience in the art glass industry, has manufactured two new Studio Pro products, Machine Coolant and Cutting Oil. Diamond bits and blades will last longer with the Studio Pro Coolant, which can be added to grinder and saw reservoirs to reduce heat and friction to extend tool life and promote faster cutting and grinding. Studio Pro Glass Cutting Oil is the perfect lubricant to keep your cutting wheel rolling freely for a better score and glass separation. Water soluble and noncorrosive, this formula makes for easy cleanup, rinsing off hands, surfaces, and clothing. 800‑937‑9593  813‑806‑2923  www.diamondtechglass.com

 

 

ParagonLokash-Todd

Paragon Industries L.P. announces that John Hohenshelt will be stepping down as president of Paragon Kilns. The Hohenshelts, who purchased Paragon Industries thirty-one years ago, will continue to own the company and look forward to building kilns well into the future. Todd Lokash, who brings a lot of  experience in manufacturing to the company, has been selected as the next president and is looking forward to maintaining the reputation for quality that Paragon enjoys while continuing to improve designs and services. 800‑876‑4328  972‑288‑7557  www.paragonweb.com

 

 

GlasscraftSimax

Glasscraft carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. This fall the company is making its high-quality clear boro even more affordable by giving a minimum discount of 15 percent on all orders of Simax glass. Call the company or visit their website to see how they can help supply all of your glassblowing needs. 877‑893‑9386  877‑893‑9386  www.glasscraftinc.com

 

 

DandLCameoMold

D&L Art Glass Supply has a wide variety of casting molds, including the popular glass cabochon cameo molds from Creative Paradise, Inc. Designs vary from timeless classics such as the Woman Cameo mold to the fun, unique Skull & Crossbones and Dragonfly molds. Make the details of each figure in your cameo really stand out by using vastly different colored frits. Check the company’s website for D&L’s ever-expanding line of Creative Paradise molds, including new styles by Patty Gray plus a video tutorial with useful tips and tricks to help you create beautiful glass cameos. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

UroborosHydrangeaOpal

Uroboros Glass Studios has five new System 96® frit colors in shades of blue and one green to expand and enhance the company’s  existing frit palette. All five new colors are available in all five grain sizes and three package sizes. Colors include: Payne’s Gray Opal, a shadowy Gray-Blue; Chambray Opal, a Gray-Blue/Blue Gray complex tone; Hydrangea Opal, the lightest Cobalt Blue with a hint of Violet; Blue Topaz Transparent, a tropical-toned blue that falls between Sky Blue and Deep Aqua; and Apple Jade Green, a lush Green-Blue that bridges the gap between Turquoise Green and Turquoise Blue 503‑284‑4900  www.uroboros.com

 

 

 

 

DandLmillefiori

D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new styles or murrine and cane to its 90 and 96 COE accessory glass lines. Known as a great addition to fused glass pieces, murrine instantly adds a bit of design and color to your latest creation. Choose from traditional millefiori floral designs, whimsical creatures, or wildlife and holiday themes. Use them in pendants, plates, earrings, and more to provide the perfect finishing touch. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

GriffinJacks

Griffin Glass Tools now have two new styles of flameworking jacks available.  Our Mini Jacks are designed with a inside steal barrel for adjustable outward tension. The tweezer like long narrow blades have a smooth bevel on the back edge that is great for very small openings or hard to reach restrictions, without causing any bunching or build up on the lip. Our True Flameworking Jacks are designed with  90-degree turned blades and are just the right size for flameworking with an overall length of 11.25". The  2.75" long jack blades have a pointed and beveled tip. The back edge of the blades are rounded and smooth for easy, consistent flaring. Our new line of jacks are made of a high-grade hardened stainless steel. The way in which we harden this kind of steel offers a perfect outward tension and also allows the steel to be exposed to direct heat without damage to the working area of the jack blade. 607-331-6221  www.griffinglass.com

 

 

UroborosStrikerSheet

Uroboros Glass Studios, after launching five new System 96® products in October 2013, now has an additional seven exciting new products to join the company’s System 96® line. Gold-Pink Striker sheet glass, #60-105-96, is a lighter, brighter pink than Deep Gold-Pink and is correspondingly less expensive. It is 2.5 mm thick and comes in 24" x 15" sheets and four-packs of 12" x 12". Deep Gold-Pink Striker Noodles and Stringer (#N-103-96-5/#S-103-96-5) are a rich, deep pink like the sheet form. Special firing schedules available from Uroboros will allow users to attain Cerise/Fuchsia or Royal Purple from these products depending on the schedule chosen. The company also has Payne’s Gray Opal (#N-078-96-5/#S-078-96-5) and Apple Jade Opal (#N-726-96-5/#S-726-96-5) Noodles and Stringers in the blue-gray range. These classic colors add depth and complexity to the System 96® Opal palette. 503‑284‑4900  www.uroboros.com

 

 

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D&L Art Glass Supply now has many new additions to its inventory including the 2014 Lamp for All Seasons calendar, new stained glass pattern books from Jean Beaulieu, and Milon Townsend’s Kiln Casting Glass, a detailed guide to lost wax and reverse relief techniques. D&L also stocks current and past editions of Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow magazines. Become inspired by the beautiful workmanship displayed in each issue and begin creating for the busy upcoming holiday season. D&L is your source for instructional periodicals, books, DVDs, and more. 800‑525‑0940  303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

Mini-ScarabCMYK

Skutt is now offering its newly manufactured and much anticipated Mini Scarab kiln designed by Marcel Braun. This smaller version of the popular Scarab model has a 12" x 12" x 16"-tall chamber that is the perfect size for many studios. Features include a stainless steel main door that opens and closes to a tight seal with ease, vent holes to keep the electronics cool, and the Easy-Glide point rest with optional 4" rests for more loading flexibility. The new hinge design and the point rest system, also found on new Scarabs, are smooth and precise. Visit the Skutt website for more information on this new kiln. 503‑744‑6000  www.skutt.com

 

 

Beads

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces the Dione™ Add a Bead System assorted lampworked beads with extra-large brass grommets. These beads are color coordinated with assorted designs that easily slide onto 4 mm stringing materials. The grommets come in gold finish or imitation rhodium. Lampworked glass beads with flower, dot, and swirl designs are conveniently color matched in sets of six rondelle beads, and the extra-large grommets are ideal for use with caprice chain, braided fabric strips, and other materials with a wide diameter. Each set contains both opaque and transparent beads ranging in size from 12 mm x 8 mm to 16 mm x 9 mm. 800‑423‑2319  541‑956‑7744  www.firemountaingems.com

 

 

DiamondTechStripCircleMaker

Diamond Tech provides a way for artists to make fast, easy, and accurate straight-line cuts, duplicate strips, and perfect circles with the Studio Pro Strip/Circle Maker. This unique dual purpose tool can be used with craft knives, marking pens, and pencils as well as glass cutters, making it an indispensible tool for design and construction. A rigid metal measuring bar with precise laser engraved markings provides accurate measurements to 1/16", and it’s also calibrated with metric engravings accurate to 1 mm. The strip base, circle base, and utility holder are made from high-impact plastics for accuracy and a longer life. Artists and crafters can use the edge of the material as a guide due to a unique strip base design that works on raised-edge work surfaces. The three-prong circle making base also makes it easy to see and center circles, and its floating action means better performance on uneven surfaces. Nonskid pads on the circle base keep it securely in place while marking or cutting. 800‑937‑9593   813‑806‑2923  www.diamondtechglass.com

 

 

EdHoyCDV

Ed Hoy’s International has three new Colour de Verre Pattern Fusers—the Spiral, the Botanical, and the Weave. The pattern fusers create deeply textured panels that can be slumped or left flat to create contemporary wall art. Visit the company’s website for more detailed product information. 800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.edhoy.com

 

 

PegasusRods

Pegasus Glass is committed to providing the absolute highest quality and most extensive offering of 3.3 Borosilicate glass tubing and rod in the industry. As with all Pegasus products, borosilicate tubing, and capillary are manufactured utilizing the most up-to-date and advanced technologies. Their warehouse has over 330 standard sizes for you to choose from. If there’s a size that they don’t keep in stock, just let them know and they’ll custom-make it for you. Visit the company’s website today to find more detailed information about their products. 800‑315‑0387   519‑620-7991  www.pegasus-glass.com

 

 

GriffinJacks

Griffin Glass Tools introduces a new tool by Scott Griffin, designed as a two-part joint-forming tool. These Mini Jacks can be used to ream the smallest opening by using one of the triangle-shaped blades and moving in and out of the flame. Use the outward force of the beveled edge jack blades for opening any 2" or smaller tube or incalmo section for a nice, even wall and cup shape. Other great uses for the Mini Jacks include finishing hollow beads, forming pendant loops, fine-tuning a mouthpiece or raised carb, or even opening the construction on a down stem. The Jacks are made of hardened stainless steel, which can withstand much more heat than common stainless steel. They can be held directly in the flame for a few seconds without damage to the steel. This great tool is 8‑1/2" long with blades that are 0.5 mm wide at the tip to 0.35 mm at the widest edge. The flare dimension ranges from 1 mm to 55 mm. 607‑331‑6221   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.griffinglass.com

 

 

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Prism Glassworks will be hosting the PGW: Boro Farm, with demos from Kraig and Herb C for Tubapalooza. Come by from 5–11 p.m. on Friday night, September 27, 2013, for the free demos, free drinks, free music, and a raffle. 518‑273‑4527  www.troyglassstudio.com

 

DiamondTechToolCaddy

Diamond Tech makes it easy for glass artists to organize, store, and transport stained glass tools and accessories with the custom-made tool caddy from Studio Pro. Made with high-density ABS plastics, this caddy has deep compartments to safely house tools, supplies, and loose parts. The comfort grip handle on the 14-1/4" x 6‑1/4" x 3‑3/4" caddy makes lifting easy. Special compartments include upright foil space with a tear blade, a large space for solder and flux with detachable flux brush and holder, and a sponge and sponge well for quick and easy cleaning of soldering iron tips. A heavy copperplated iron, coiled cage prevents a hot soldering iron from touching the work surface and protects hands and nearby objects. Pull-out handles on both sides of the caddy make for easy transportation and retract down and out of the way when not in use. 800‑937‑9593   813‑806‑2923  www.diamondtechglass.com

 

 

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Hot Glass Color & Supply has the full array of Beadmaking 104® colors for lampworkers. This outstanding cane by the makers of Kugler Colors® is available in forty colors, including signature pinks and purples that don’t burn or fade during the creation process. Call to order or shop online. 206‑448‑1199  www.hotglasscolor.com

 

DandLExtract

D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present Dichroic Extract from Coatings By Sandberg (CBS). This purest form of the high-quality coatings by CBS has been extracted from glass and bottled for your next creation. Amazing results can be achieved in all forms of glass art, since there is no COE with this great new product. D&L carries six solid colors, two types of Rainbow patterns, and a sample set. Check them all out on the company’s website. 800‑525‑0940   303‑442-3429  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

GriffinJointFormingTool

Griffin Glass Tools presents a line of tools as a two-part joint forming tool. Most skilled flameworkers have been forming their own ground joints using a reamer and a waxed glass ground joint to finalize the tapered fitting. With these new tools, you can use the reamer to achieve 90 percent of the tapered fitting and the brass “plug” to finalize the shape. Both parts are the width and length of a Lenz or Accugrind manufactured 10-1 ground joint and are made of brass instead of graphite to provide longevity and consistency of the formed joint shape after multiple uses. The joint-forming tools should be waxed each time they are heated. For better success, preheat the plug in the back flame before using. These forming tools do take a little getting used to, so detailed instructions are included with each item to help with the learning curve. 607‑331‑6221  www.griffinglass.com

 

 

DiamondTechrolling-corer

Diamond Tech announces the debut of its revolutionary Electric Mandrel Spinner (EMS) from the company’s line of Bearfoot Tools by Studio Pro™. The EMS, complete with a convenient storage system, reduces arm, wrist, and hand strain while increasing bead production. This innovative tool provides a constant spinning motion of the mandrel that equally distributes gravitational pull and controls heat dispersion for well-shaped beads with little effort. Available in five different models, the EMS can be used to create twisty canes quickly and easily, marver effortlessly, create multiple even-sided spacers, and mix colors quickly, consistently, and bubble free. Artists can also use the EMS to tack a stringer around a bead quickly and evenly for consistent spirals and space dots evenly with speed and accuracy.  Available at more than twenty glass art distributors in the United States and Canada, the complete line of Bearfoot Tools by Studio Pro can be seen on the company’s website. 800‑937‑9593   813‑806‑2923 www.diamondtechglass.com

 

 

CBSFIGURE-RB2

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has expanded its uncoated glass stock to include Wissmach 90 COE glass. This glass substrate is an affordable, unique addition to the company’s current 90 COE selection and is available in full sheets with your choice of pattern and color. Wissmach glass is sold as “thin” glass (approximately 2 mm thick). Standard glass is approximately 3 mm thick. 714‑538‑0888  www.cbs-dichroic.com

 

HoyStress-tester

Ed Hoy’s International presents the Hotline Stress Tester, a new tool to help determine proper coefficient compatibility. In order to fuse pieces of glass together, they must have an equal coefficient of expansion (COE) to prevent breakage. When two different COEs are fused together, stress is added to the glass. Stress due to incompatibility will not allow glass to properly anneal, since one surface will be in compression and the other will be in tension. In time the glass will fracture. Use the Hotline Stress tester to ensure perfect results every time. Visit the company’s website for detailed product information. 800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.edhoy.com

 

FireMountainGems

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads presents new findings in a wide variety of distinctive new designs from Israel. These high-quality castings and finishes provide innovative functionality combined with attractive, themed patterns and shapes. The findings include: toggle clasps in a range of sizes and themes; donut bails in decorative designs, many calibrated to work with Swarovski crystal disk focals; glue-on bails; pendants featuring wide-diameter bails; cones in a selection of bead-specific shapes; and crimp cord ends with cleverly concealed crimps. 800‑423‑2319   541‑956‑7744  www.firemountaingems.com

 

DiamondTechPowderViber

Diamond Tech presents the Powder Vibe, a vibrating pen that assists glass artists in their pursuit to paint and draw on glass. Much of Powder Vibe’s magic and success comes from the directness of the tops and the sleek body, and was introduced by Bearfoot Tools in 2008. The goal then was to create a battery powered equivalent of a pen, pencil, or paintbrush so artists could sketch or paint directly on glass. This new and improved stylus does just that. Simply apply pressure to the touch strip located in the side of the Vibe barrel to activate the vibrations, which release glass frit, powder, or enamels through a tiny opening on the tip. Quickly tap on the touch strip to dispense the content in the shape of dots and hold the touch strip down to form long strokes, lines, and curves. The Vibe comes with one standard tip, and additional tips and storage systems are available. 800‑937‑9593  813‑806‑2923  www.diamondtechcrafts.com

 

DanLLenz

D&L Art Glass Supply presents Lenz ground joints for lampworkers wanting to work with uncompromising product quality. These high-quality male and female joints are available in 14 mm and 19 mm, as well as varying glass thicknesses. The company also offers Accugrind and value-priced Asian joints. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com
 

 

FireMountainSolderingIronHolder

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has added a steel soldering iron stand to its collection of metalsmithing tools that is great for protecting work surfaces and keeping your iron accessible while you create. Its sturdy steel construction is balanced for stability and includes an added heat shield for an extra layer of protection plus a soldering iron tip-cleaning sponge and assembly hardware. Visit the company’s website to get a free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker’s Catalog and to browse e-catalogs for the feel of a catalog with the ease of the Web. 800‑355‑2137  541‑956‑7744  www.firemountaingems.com

 

 

CBSCeramicTileLine

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has expanded its Dichroic Coated Ceramic Tile line with two new products. Available immediately, CBS is offering 1/2" x 6" Accent Tiles. The company currently offers eight Fusion Jewel Tone patterns that include both standard and premium colors, each sold individually. These are the perfect companion to CBS Dichroic-coated 4" x 4" ceramic tiles, and together they create many brilliant designs. In addition, for mosaic artists CBS has Dichroic Coated Ceramic Accent Tile Packs, which feature three 1/2" x 6" individual Dichroic-coated Fusion Jewel Tone Accent Tiles in standard and premium colors. Nip, cut, set, and grout your way to affordable Dichroic mosaic artwork.  714‑538‑0888  www.cbs-dichroic.com

 

HoyRackPack

 

Ed Hoy’s International now has two System 96® mix packs—T-Staples and Rack Packs. T-Staples come in a 24" x 14" mix of 100SFS, 200SF, and 1009SF at an attractive price. The Rack Packs contain eighty 12" x 12" sheets of glass, mainly a random assortment of System 96® T-Glass, but they can also include up to 8 sheets of assorted specialty glasses such as Fusers’ Reserve™, OpalArt™, or Spirit™. 800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.edhoy.com

 

DandLCane

D&L Art Glass Supply stocks a wide variety of fusing cane in both 90 and 96 COE. Look for 96 cane in four new color-coordinated mix picks. The vibrant twists in every cane can bring new life to fused glass by integrating just a small piece or the whole cane. Visit the company’s website today to find out how much fun you can have with these design elements. 800‑525‑0940   303‑442-3429  www.dlartglass.com

 

HighVolumeOxygen

High Volume Oxygen is now packaging an all-inclusive system to meet the needs of any studio— from a 20 lpm system all the way up to larger industrial scale systems though half the price. Pairing up with pressure swing absorption companies, the HV Package includes an HV storage tank, relay boxes, PSA machines, all manifolds and fittings, and comes ready to set up.  It continues to be expandable to meet the growing needs of any studio. 402-990-6144  www.hvlpo2.com

 

StudioPro41user

Evenheat presents the Studio Pro 41 kiln designed with a large, wall-free floor and seamless shelf to allow artists to produce large and architectural pieces without reservation or restriction. The kiln enlarges and further develops the design concepts of the company’s Studio Pro program, which features both front and top access. Handles have been designed for actual use, with the lid handle being lowered and extended to offer an easy reach, and the main chamber handle properly anchored to the strong corners. Placing the kiln is also easy, since the floor and main chamber are independent of each other during setup and may be moved through doorways as narrow as 28 inches. In addition, the available full, seamless firing shelf offers 6.14 square feet of firing surface. And the Studio Pro 41 is equipped with features you’ve come to expect from Evenheat such as the Rampmaster with Swing View pivoting control, laterally positioned lid heating elements, spring-assisted lifting, and construction details designed to promote easy use and long life. Quality and performance are what you expect from Evenheat, and the Studio Pro 41 delivers. 989‑856‑2281  www.evenheat-kiln.com

 

DandLDamMold

D&L Art Glass Supply announces two new dam molds stylized by the famed glass artist, Patty Gray. The molds will create glass slabs measuring either 8" x 10", the size that was recently used in Patty’s workshop at D&L, or 6" x 6". The slabs require no cold working after firing. Assemble glass strips, scraps, and stringers and fuse together for your next masterpiece. Once fired, either slump or leave them flat for a decorative tray, platter, or one-of-a-kind wall piece. D&L also offers tutorials and firing schedules for these molds, which you can find on the company’s website. 800‑525‑0940  303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

CorningDVD

The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass presents Master Class Series, Volume 9: Casting Glass with Daniel Clayman. In this DVD, Clayman, whose work has been shown and collected throughout the United States and abroad, takes viewers through the process of kiln casting with glass, including creating the positive model, making the mold, kiln firing, and finishing. He also discusses his work, personal development as a sculptor, and efforts in teaching and sharing his techniques. The DVD can be purchased through the museum’s GlassMarket. 800‑723‑9156  glassmarket.cmog.org

 

DandLDarbyDipper

D&L Art Glass Supply makes it possible to enjoy the freedom of crucible firing in a small space with the Darby Dipper Crucible Kiln. With easy access to the crucible, reliability during lengthy heat soaks, and the long-lasting mercury relay, the Darby Dipper is perfect for glass artists to use when creating stringers, blown vessels, paperweights, and more. For artists who need something bigger, the company also offers the Vulcan Crucible Kiln, which takes pots up to thirty pounds. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com

 

 

WebinarStMartincasecover

The Glass Expert Webinar™ DVD featuring the two-hour Web workshop presented by Lisa St. Martin, one of the world’s foremost experts on metallic techniques in beadmaking, is now available from Glass Patterns Quarterly. During the Webinar, Lisa works with soft glass to demonstrate how to create striking focal beads, prevent scumming in dichroic glass, fume with gold, and granulate silver wire. Included are questions asked via live chat by remote participants plus all of the bonus materials used by Lisa during the workshop. 800‑719‑0769  502‑222‑5631 www.glasspatterns.com

 

 

 

 

 
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