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#1 Katherine

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:48 AM

Has anyone had experience of fusing cremated ashes into a pendant. I have been asked by a client if it is possible to make a keepsake pendant with ashes fused into it but I don't know what would happen to the ash in firing.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:34 PM

I have heard of it being done by a company here in the UK, apparently the ash looks like white powder within the glass:

http://www.ashesintoglass.co.uk/

I've also heard of people fusing skeleton leaves between two pieces of glass...but I wouldn't know how, suffice to say that it can be done!

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:24 AM

I've not had much luck with inclusions myself. (I've tried leaves several times). Burnout and bubbles. They were NOT pretty. ;) The ash will probably just get more "ashy", you know? I had other stuff to do, so gave up on it, though had good intentions of more experimenting to get a decent result.

The work on that UK website is lovely, though it looks like they are doing lampworking and maybe casting rather than fusing. I would think that would give a much nicer result.

If you search the message boards at warmglass.com for inclusions you'll come up with a lot of posts about the firing schedules and others' successful attempts with leaves and other organic materials. Good luck!

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:18 PM

I have heard of it being done by a company here in the UK, apparently the ash looks like white powder within the glass:

http://www.ashesintoglass.co.uk/

I've also heard of people fusing skeleton leaves between two pieces of glass...but I wouldn't know how, suffice to say that it can be done!


Thanks so much for the link, i'll take a look

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:19 PM

I've not had much luck with inclusions myself. (I've tried leaves several times). Burnout and bubbles. They were NOT pretty. ;) The ash will probably just get more "ashy", you know? I had other stuff to do, so gave up on it, though had good intentions of more experimenting to get a decent result.

The work on that UK website is lovely, though it looks like they are doing lampworking and maybe casting rather than fusing. I would think that would give a much nicer result.

If you search the message boards at warmglass.com for inclusions you'll come up with a lot of posts about the firing schedules and others' successful attempts with leaves and other organic materials. Good luck!

Dawn


I'm going to do some testing with wood ash so I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for responding.




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