His Glassworks is proud to offer the new Covington Professional Lathe for glass cutting and engraving. This self-contained single arm lathe accepts Morse 3 taper spindles, so it’s compatible with all existing Spatzier and Merker cutting spindles. The lathe boasts a high torque DC motor with electronic variable speed control. This is the perfect lathe for cutting, engraving, and polishing and comes with a one-inch threaded spindle for immediate use of all modern cold working wheels. The lathe is available immediately online or by phone. 800‑914‑7463 828-2559
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents Glow Pigment. Hit it with light and watch it glow in the dark. It works with any COE glass and can be used for glassblowing, lampworking, fusing, casting, and borosilicate artwork. Visit the company’s website for a how-to video plus pricing and additional information. 714-538-0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Evenheat Kilns now offers the TAP Touch Screen Kiln Controller on its kilns. The large display allows information to be presented in legible word form with nothing cryptic or confusing. Simply respond to the screen with a touch. The TAP controller is preloaded with firing schedules for glass, ceramic, or metal clay use but also allows personal firing information for full artistic control. Designed for computer networking via USB Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections, it allows users to monitor the kiln, develop and edit programs, and perform functions from a network-connected computer, tablet, or other mobile devise. Wi-fi and Web-based Apps are expected to be available by the end of 2015. Its many features include real-time graphical viewing and on-the-fly features plus diagnostic and preventative support. Visit the website to find out more.
Olympic Color Rods introduces 24" Electroplated Diamond Discs from Molly Supply. These discs have been tested by some of the most respected cold workers in the Seattle, Washington, area, and the feedback has been consistently positive. The discs have a magnetic backing and are available in a variety of grits from 40 to 400. All of the discs have an arbor hole of 1‑1/4". Larger holes may be cut at an additional cost. Visit the company’s website for more information.
The 2016 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be held at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with classes from March 30–April 3. The tradeshow will be open April 1–3. The 2016 show catalogs were mailed at the end of October 2015. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive a catalog, please visit the website and click on “Mailing List.” Those already on the list who have address or contact changes should make sure to update their information by clicking “Change” on the registration site. Registration for classes and hotel accommodations began on October 30. There are many new teachers along with a fabulous lineup of returning instructors.
800‑217‑4527 702‑734‑0070 www.glasscraftexpo.com
Barranca Diamond presents the BD7 Trim Saw, with a 1/3 horsepower, direct-drive motor and 7" blade capacity that offers a 1‑3/16" depth of cut. This rust-resistant, durable saw is mounted on a 1/2" polypropylene base, which makes for easy transport, and comes with a one-year limited warranty. The saw includes the 7" MK-215GL-XL Supreme Grade Diamond Blade, which is excellent for providing straight, true, and chip-free cuts in a variety of glass types.
800‑630‑7682 310‑523‑5867 www.barrancadiamond.com
Ed Hoy’s International introduces the new Buddha Faces Mold from Colour de Verre. Serene and contemplative, these faces seem to radiate calm. The molds are easy to use and make two faces at one time. The finished pieces are 3-1/2" to 4" tall and can be made to almost glow by fusing a piece of dichroic sheet glass to the back surface. For more information, visit the company’s website.
Coatings By Sandberg presents the Mini Double Coated Splatter Pattern that is now coated on black glass in 4" x 4" squares in random colors. Because the glass is black, it’s coated twice on one side to give it depth and variety. They are available now in 90 and 96 COE.
D&L Art Glass Supply is proud to announce a new updated website. Building on a highly detailed, product-driven website, the company has added even more ways to find products and product information. Navigate the 17,000 products using the existing catalog organization or find products by areas of interest, including stained glass, kiln forming, torchwork, and more. You can also refine your search by mold dimensions, bevel dimensions, and other criteria. This new site is also optimized for your tablet and features new larger product images.
800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Paragon Industries, L.P., is pleased to announce the addition of Maria Garcia as plant manager at the company’s kiln factory in Mesquite, Texas. Maria is a specialist in lean manufacturing (the art of eliminating waste) as well as 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain). Her plans for Paragon include strengthening a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and communication among employees.
800‑876‑4328 972‑288‑7557 www.paragonweb.com
The 2016 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be held at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with classes from March 30–April 3. The tradeshow will be open April 1–3. The 2016 show catalogs will be mailed at the end of October 2015. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive a catalog, please visit the website and click on “Mailing List.” Those already on the list who have address or contact changes should make sure to update by clicking “Change” on the registration site. Registration for classes and hotel accommodations will begin on or before October 30. There are many new teachers along with a fabulous line of returning instructors.
800‑217‑4527 702‑734‑0070 www.glasscraftexpo.com
Paul Stankard, internationally renowned artist known for interpreting native flowers in small scale glass sculptures, has released the first two in a series of five glass orbs dedicated to the spiritual and healing properties found in nature. Each orb focuses on a certain illness Stankard is experiencing and the related healing virtue of that orb’s design. The orbs encase his signature miniatures and explore an illness he has overcome through modern medicine in tandem with the healing virtues of creativity and depict an insight into the spiritual realm that permeates his creative process. In the artist’s words, “Beauty heals. Creativity has healing powers, and through my work I want to express how I embraced and owned my cancer challenges. That is how the creative spirit works for me. I overcome fears by confronting, embracing, and then owning them. My studio has been my sanctuary, nurturing my creative spirit while inspiring my work. I have drawn from my personal experience during recent illnesses while feeling the healing virtues of the creative act leading to the ethereal dimension of my art making. As I craft glass paying homage to God through the plant kingdom, each component sculpted in glass has become a prayer mantra to reinforce the healing benefits of medicine.” Visit Stankard’s website for more information on the artist and his work.
Evenheat is happy to announce the addition of preset programs to the Kingpin 88 metal clay kiln for Metal Adventures BRONZclay, COPPRclay, and WHITE COPPRclay, plus Burnout Stage for WHITE COPPRclay. Programming is simple. Just choose the metal clay style you’re working with, and the Kingpin 88 takes care of the rest. These metal clays are very popular, easy to work with, and give fantastic results. The addition of these preset programs to the kiln makes working with these metal clays even easier and more enjoyable. The kiln also includes preset firing programs for Art Clay, PMC, and Prometheus, as well as allowing for custom programming. Visit the company’s website for more details.
Coatings By Sandberg presents Frit Flakes on Black Glass Substrate. In stock now, this product is tubed just like Frit Flakes on Clear Glass and is priced the same as well. One-ounce tubes of Dichroic-coated medium size frit is available in 90 or 96 COE, Rainbow color only.
Glasscraft is excited to carry some of the newest and hottest colors in the boro market. The company has a great selection of colored tubing from Greasy Glass, including the very popular Ambrosia and Blue Cheese colors. They also stock the newest colors from Rob Davis. His color line-up includes the UV reactive Orange and Lemon Crush colors. Check the company’s website for more new colors.
888‑272‑3830 877‑893‑9386 www.glasscraftinc.com
MK Diamond Products, Inc., presents the Barranca Diamond BD7 Trim Saw that provides smooth cutting for glass and lapidary materials. This saw has a 1/3 horsepower, direct-drive motor and 7" blade capacity that provides a 1‑3/16" depth of cut. The cast aluminum tank, table, carriage, vise, and blade guard makes the BD7 durable and rust resistant. The 14" x 14" cutting table tilts up and out of the way for blade changes, adding fluid, or cleaning. A fluid drain hose and removable tank plug allow for easy draining. Mounted on a 1/2" polypropylene base, it makes the BD7 lightweight and easy to transport. The saw comes with a one-year limited warranty. 800-630‑7682 310‑523‑5867 www.barrancadiamond.com www.mkdiamond.com
D&L Art Glass Supply presents the Studio Pro 17, the industry’s largest 120V glass firing kiln. The 17" 17" x 6-1/2" size is ideal for home studios. The Studio Pro 17 features a lightweight and efficient wool fiber lid to maximize firing speed, reaching full fuse in about one hour, and is both top and front loading. The company stocks the kiln with the 3-Key Set-Pro controller as well as the full 12-key Rampmaster 3. This fine kiln from Evenheat joins D&L’s extensive selection that includes kilns from Denver Glass Machinery, Jen‑Ken, Olympic, Paragon, Skutt, and more.
800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Ed Hoy’s International introduces the new Colour de Verre Bamboo Mold. The varying lengths of the bamboo segments and the deep texture creates cast panels with real dynamics and visual interest. A second firing turns the cast panels into elegant service and decorative pieces. Choose colors that mimic nature such as ambers, yellows, or greens, or classic colors like black and lacquer red. For more information, visit the company’s website.
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is proud to announce five new incredible patterns created and designed exclusively for CBS by artist Chris Stell. These patterns are an amazing blend of art, technology, imagination, and unique beauty. All of her patterns are hand drawn, one-of-a-kind, and frequently reversible. Available immediately, these five patterns come on clear or black in 90 or 96 COE. 714‑538‑0888
MK Diamond Products, Inc. introduces the MK‑101 Wet Cutting Saw, a versatile tool that opens up many possibilities for glass artists. This 10" saw is perfect for trimming, cutting, and sizing glass. The MK‑101 has the strength and precision to cut thick fused glass or textured glass up to 3" thick, which makes it perfect for cutting pattern bar slices, leaving a clean edge on each slice. The saw includes a submersible water pump so the glass doesn’t overheat and crack, and the blade guard has been engineered to provide optimal water flow to both sides of the blade. A removable water tray makes cleanup easy. Use the saw with the MK‑215GL‑XL Supreme Grade Sintered Diamond Blade for straight, true cuts of glass. Engineered for fine glass cutting, it has a combination of fine, evenly spaced diamond and sintered bonding that provides a remarkably smooth finish.
Glasscraft is helping glass ebthusiasts connect with world-class artists and learn some of the techniques for which they are known the best with Glasscraft Webinars. The company’s unique digital format lets you watch the webinars live with the artist or via pay-per-view recordings anytime. Visit the website for more details and to sign up for Glasscraft’s newsletter. 888‑272‑3830 877‑893‑9386
AAE Glass presents new silver-plated adjustable rings with settings in a supreme quality silver-plated coating over a copper metal setting. These fashionable, adjustable band styles are lead and nickel free. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from that include long or wide oval shapes, a cluster of smaller circles, and contemporary settings. Visit the company’s website for more details.
Master Artisan Products has a heavy-duty steel screen with 12" x 12" 16-gauge stainless steel mesh welded to a 1/8" steel rod frame. This screen is strong enough to carry heavy loads of glass and is great for screen melts or for making “bumple” glass. 250‑382‑9554
Coatings By Sandberg has Crinklized Comet Trail 4x4s in 90 or 96 COE in stock now. These beautiful Rainbow-colored squares are now available in Crinklized Dichroic. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Ed Hoy’s International now has the new LED Night Light. Exclusively available from Ed Hoy, these night-lights are built with an efficient, long-life LED light to replace the traditional style bulb. A daylight sensor automatically turns the warm, white LED light on and off, allowing it to operate from dusk to dawn. Visit the company’s website for more information.
Evenheat introduces the Studio Pro 17 kiln. Measuring in at 17" x 6‑1/2", this new kiln features surface-mounted heating elements for maximum heat transfer plus a Superwool fiber lid for efficiency and increased firing speed. As part of the Studio Pro kiln line, it offers the Dual Access Design, which provides for precision placement, and is available with either the three-button Set-Pro or full-featured Rampmaster controls. The kiln is constructed with a combination of fiber and firebrick, which realizes the best of both worlds. Fiber blocks offer a quick heat-up while the firebrick acts somewhat as a brake to minimize temperature swings, which makes performance smooth and tight. Visit the company’s website for all of the details on this new kiln.
Bear Paw Studios offers a wide array of classes, tools, and supplies for the glass enthusiast. Studio rental time, world-renowned guest instructors, premium quality supplies and tools for use and sale, plus finished products for home and business decor or gifting needs are all available in their beautiful facility. The central showroom also features a wide array of the staff’s own beautiful creations, as well as a few examples from other esteemed artists. The company sets high standards in cold working, kiln working, and torchworking.
His Glassworks is now carrying the S. Atlantic Street work aprons from Diamond Life Studio. Available in three sizes and eleven different colors, including sparkle colors, these aprons have comfortable shoulder strap attachments with interior pockets for your phone or music player and are great for working long hours and staying dry. Visit the company’s website or call to order.
800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces Pendant and Drop Sets. These beautifully detailed three-piece drop sets include two smaller drops with a matching larger drop. Made exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, they are created using molds from vintage Czech buttons. The sets are constructed of pewter and are finished with antiqued silver or gold. Visit the company’s website for a free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker’s Catalog with these and many more products available from Fire Mountain.
800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890 www.firemountaingems.com
Paragon Industries has just added new features to its F-130, F-240, and F-500 lampworking glass kilns, which now have 3"-thick firebrick walls. Features that originally came standard only on the F-500 are now standard on the F-130 and F-240 as well. They include a mercury relay to control the cycling of the heating elements and a slide-out mandrel holder that can be adjusted horizontally and vertically without tools. These kilns also now come with sidewall elements that heat from the sides and back, but they can still be ordered with top elements, if preferred, for the same price. 800‑876‑4328 972‑288‑7557 www.paragonweb.com
Olympic Color Rods introduces 24" Elecroplated Diamond Discs from Molly Supply. These discs have been tested by some of the most respected cold workers in the Seattle area, and the feedback has been consistently positive. They have a magnetic backing and are available in a variety of grits from 40 to 400. All discs have an arbor hole of 1.25", but larger holes may be cut at an additional cost. Please visit the website for additional information.
800‑445‑7742 206‑343‑7336 www.glasscolor.com
His Glassworks provides better work lighting with the 24" Flexible Arm Work Lights from Moffatt Lighting. Available as direct mounts with accessories for magnetic mounts and C-clamp mounts, Moffatt Lighting is easy to use, versatile, and long-lasting. These lights are a perfect complement to your work area. Visit the company’s website or call to order. 800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Dichroic Alchemy introduces a new line of dichroic image theme packs created from the company’s massive image catalog. These packs allow the artist to sample the three most common image chip sizes, as well as have access to the most popular selections, without a large expense. New packs will be featured each month and will also be available from Glasscraft/Winship, D&L, and Mountain Glass Arts. Visit Dichroic Alchemy’s website to custom order any image from the theme pack collection or to see the latest featured theme packs.
Fire Mountain Gems now has an extensive line of Brass Earwires and Beads in gold-plated and silver-finished brass and steel. Included are handcrafted earwires, beads, clasps, and hair clips in lightweight findings for durability and tremendous value, plus a variety of textures and finishes to add depth and light to jewelry designs. Versatile rondelle beads feature a radiant corrugated texture. Use the bobby pins with closed loops to add charms, beads, and other ornaments, and the hairpins with a flat, round pad to mount cabochons or other flat-backed components. 800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890 www.firemountaingems.com
Evenheat Kiln introduces the new Load-n-Go Bead Annealing Process, now featured on the Fishbone Bead Annealer, that allows artists to make glass beads at their own pace. A “load” portion has been added to the program that holds the annealing temperature for up to two hours. Only when you have created all of your beads and placed them into the Fishbone does the Load-n-Go run the actual glass bead annealing process using the company’s professionally developed anneal settings. Load-n-Go guarantees that all of your glass beads will be perfectly annealed every time. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Glasscraft has new American-made lined tubing by Rick Zimmerman to provide a quick way to bring original color combinations to your work. The company’s original goal in 1970 to share essential tools, techniques, and information with a glowing community of glassworkers continues, and that goal continues to grow. 877‑893‑9386 888‑272‑3830 www.glasscraftinc.com
D&L Art Glass Supply now has one of the best selections of Golden Gate line tubes in the nation. Choose from color pattern stock and solid color tubes, plus an amazing selection of dichroic colors, patterns, and even patterns including glow glass. Let Golden Gate do your prep work for you and increase your productivity, output, and profit. D&L also stocks over 50 styles of Golden Gate murrine that feature nature, abstract, and popular character patterns. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
His Glassworks is proud to announce its new upright 4" x 106" wet belt sander. Featuring quality construction and compatibility with all CRLaurence parts, the sander boasts a one-horsepower TEFC motor and an enamel-coated exterior with water hookup and bucket. Sanders are in stock and ready to ship from the company’s Asheville, North Carolina, location. Call or check the website for more details.
800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Fire Mountain Gems introduces Stainless Steel Clasps that are sturdy, rust resistant, and hand-polished for trendy active wear designs. The U-shackles and adjustable chrome-plated stainless steel and brass anchor shackles are popularly used for parachute cord survivor-style bracelets. Glue-in ends accept multiple strands of thread, cord, and other stringing materials, and magnetic barrel clasps keep your jewelry designs secure. 800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890 www.firemountaingems.com
ARTCO now manufactures and distributes Shelbo Whisper Tips, new premix torch tips designed specifically with the glassworker in mind. Artist Mike Shelbo has worked with other glassblowers to develop a premix torch tip that offers quality, versatility, and a different perspective on what a torch flame designed for glass should be. Each orifice is only 0.015" in diameter, while the average hole size in most premix tips is twice that or more. These tips offer clear advantages in fuel efficiency, flame setting variables, and glass workability and can be used on both soft glass and borosilicate. They are ideal for working with scientific apparatus, polishing punty marks, fixing cracks, making small welds in tight areas, and creating beads, sculpture, marbles, and all sizes of blown work. There are two series of tips available—the original Whisper Tips for the National 3A Hand Torch and the new Mini-Tip series for the Smith Little Torch. Contact ARTCO for more details.
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces Comet Trail 4" x 4" Squares just in time for upcoming holiday projects. This beautiful Rainbow-colored square has both a colorful blaze down the middle and a unique combination of Rainbow Dichroic in each piece. Available immediately, the squares may be purchased individually sealed and packaged in either 90 or 96 COE on clear or black glass.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
D&L Art Glass Supply now has many new additions to its inventory including the 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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