Sep 29, 2009

How to make your own frit

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I've seen it all before, these crazy gadgets to make your own frit.
And then the glass dust issue .....
that's enough to scare you from jumping into doing this yourself.

Well I started to think....
there has to be an easier and safer way to make your own frit.

A little experimenting and EUREKA, I've got it!!!!

Pull out that old blender you were planning on selling at your next garage sale!!!!!


Add some glass to your blender.
If you're using dichroic glass, l like to use the thin clear glass. It adds amazing little flashes of color between the layers.


Add some water.
There's no special formula or amount, because you'll drain the water out at the end.

***The water is very important here because it keeps the glass dust from floating around. If you haven't already heard, glass dust is very dangerous to your lungs.


Turn on the blender. It's amazing!!!! The blender cuts right through the glass.
(Remember I like to use the thin glass for this.)


Now go into to your pile of mismatched socks.
Place one sock over an empty cup. Put it down a little in the center top.
(This step reminds me of using a filter to make coffee.)

Swirl the water and the ground glass.
(This gets as much of the glass as possible floating in the water before you filter.)


Now slowly pour the water and glass in the sock filter.

The water and the extremely fine glass will fall to the bottom of the cup
and the frit will get caught by the sock.


Once you've caught all the frit, spread it out on a pan to dry.

There you have it - You've just made glass frit!

When adding frit into my designs I like to mix it with a glass glue like Glasstac or you can even use Elmers. This helps control where your frit goes in your design.

Hope this helps!!!!!

Have fun tearing up that old blender!!!!

Liz :-)

Check out my glass fusing supplies on my ETSY shop

Make your own glass frit. How to make glass frit. Make frit.
Make your own glass frit. How to make your own glass frit. Make frit
Make your own glass frit. How to make glass frit. Make frit.
Make your own glass frit. How to make your own glass frit. Make frit
Make your own glass frit. How to make glass frit. Make frit.
Make your own glass frit. How to make your own glass frit. Make frit



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