Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If you don't flux, router!

Yesterday I had fluxing success but if you're struggling with soldering, or you just don't want to create that look, you can try routering your glass cabachons. I like to use this technique when I want a "floating" look - where the frame that holds the glass cab is hidden.

The equipment you'll need is a glass grinder and a special jewelry bit. Yep, that's what it's called, a jewelry bit. I buy the Aanraku Twofers

There's a better picture on the Delphi Glass website if you're like me and want to see a close up picture - in fact, here it is from the site:

Once you have the bit, it's really easy to just run the edge of your fused cab around to create a groove in the glass like the one on my painted cab:

Delphi Glass has a quick step by step for adding a wire frame to create a pendant out of the routered glass cab.

Try it! If you don't solder, router!


angelinabeadalina said...

Cindy, I'm loving all the glass goodies this week! The filigree looks great framing the cabs, and the snowflake one with bezel is so cool. I know these two faces will be gorgeous all wired up into pendants, too.

rosebud101 said...


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Angela,

Thank you! The glass goodies are from my multi-tasking, otherwise known as starting a project or chore and not finishing it - I've had various glass projects half done for awhile and now I'm finishing them all up at once. The readers benefit - YAY!


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks Mallory! :-)