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Quick Tip: Silver Stripe Jewelry

Finished silver stripe jewelry

Wearable glass with flash! It’s all in the details —
torn silver paired with candy apple red, and drilled holes for stringing.

Process for silver stripe jewelry

1. Materials: Clear, Thin (001101-50); Red, Thin (001122-50); silver foil (7217)

2. Place silver between layers of paper and tear into strips. Layer the silver between Red and Clear sheet glass. Keep the silver away from the perimeter to minimize potential shelf contamination. Fuse the layers together.

3. Cut the fired sheet into jewelry components.

4. Coldwork the edges to smooth them. We used a small flat lap grinder.

5. Drill small holes with a rotary tool and a diamond coated drillbit. To open up or countersink the hole with a flame or conical-shaped diamond bit. This can help with stringing the finished piece. (See Drilling Small Holes in Jewelry and Ornaments for more information.)

6. Clean the drilled components, and then re-fire to firepolish according to the provided schedule. Note that cooler temperatures will maintain crisp edges, while hotter temperatures will achieve more softening. Fired effects will vary depending on the characteristics of the ground edges as well as how your kiln fires.


Suggested Fusing Schedule

Rate Temperature Hold
300°F (167°C) 1225°F (663°C) :45
600°F (333°C) 1425°F (774°C) :10
AFAP 900°F (482°C) 1:00
100°F (56°C) 700°F (371°C) :00
AFAP 70°F (21°C) :00

Suggested Firepolishing Schedule

Rate Temperature Hold
300°F (167°C) 1000°F (538°C) :30
600°F (333°C) 1275-1325°F (691-718°C) :10
AFAP 900°F (482°C) 1:00
100°F (56°C) 700°F (371°C) :00
AFAP 70°F (21°C) :00



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Quick Tip: Silver Stripe Jewelry

Related Products
Clear, Thin (001101-50)
Red, Thin (001122-50)
Silver foil (7217)

Helpful Resources
Drilling Small Holes in Jewelry and Ornaments

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