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Pure Gold Foil. Micro thin sheet for fuming and other pure gold lampwork. Highest grade 24k gold. It is best to handle this gold foil with tweezers or other tools as it will stick to fingers. Be sure to use adequate ventilation when fuming. 4 inches x 4 inches.  
 

1 Sheet $4.99

10 Sheets - $34.95

Here is a great video on gold fuming by Lisa St. Martin.

Video

 

 

This bead below I did using about 1/5 of a sheet of gold foil.

Below, this set was done by Kristina of Fine Folly Glassworks. Gold foil on Devardi Turquoise. Thanks K.


   

Close-up picture.

99.9% Pure Silver Mesh Screen

Sheet size: 7cm x 7cm. Mesh size: 1.5 mm x 3 mm. Thickness:  .010"
 

1 Sheet: $8
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4 Sheets: $28.00
 

 

 

 

Beautiful beads by Kristina of Fine Folly Glassworks. Thanks Kristina. :)


 

99.9% Pure Silver Frit

 
 

Unbelievable reactions with most of our Opaque glass. We haven't had a chance to try them all, or the Semi-Opaques and Transparents, but every Opaque we've tried went BONKERS!!! The more you heat the glass with the frit, the more colors and reactions will emerge. (about 8 grams per teaspoon) One gram will do a lot of beads or stringers.

Silver Frit

 
 

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This is silver frit on Devardi Opaque Lilac. No other glass color added. This is just silver on Lilac. Unreal!! Considerable heat was used on the glass surface.

 

This is silver frit on Devardi Opaque Tan. No other glass color added. This is just silver on Tan. It went nuts. Considerable heat was used on the glass surface.

 
   

This is silver frit on Devardi Opaque Hi Density Black. No other glass color added. The silver turned the glass blue in some areas.

This is silver frit on Devardi Opaque Lilac w/ Iris Orange Reduction frit (sold here). The silver turned the glass blue greenish in between the frit.

   

This is silver frit on Devardi Opaque Butterscotch. No other glass color added. I didn't melt the frit much into the glass, so the reaction is minimal. But it still went nuts.

This is silver frit on Devardi Opaque Bluish Purple. No other glass color added. Minimal heat used.

   

More Sample Bead Pictures using Silver Frit and Devardi Glass >>>

WATCH THIS BEAD BEING MADE >>

 

Pure Silver Frit With 10% Copper Frit Added.

 
   

This frit has about 10% copper frit added to the pure silver frit. The copper adds more colors to your glass. Just unbelievable affects. One gram will do a lot of beads. Copper Frit is sold below.
Silver Frit w/10% Copper
   

 

 

 

This is silver/copper frit on Devardi Opaque Salmon. No other glass color added. Considerable heat was used on the glass surface.

 

You can see hints of copper in the silver area. The rainbow of colors of the silvered glass becomes darker with the copper added.

   
 

More Sample Bead Pictures using Silver Frit and Devardi Glass >>>

 

   

99.9% Pure Silver Wire

 
   

22 gauge (.65mm) 99.9% pure silver wire. So easy to work with. Melt tiny beads onto your work, or melt it into your glass to bring out a wide range of colors. The pure silver frit above is made from this silver wire. It's ground into tiny chips, so the affects will be the same. The least expensive way to buy lampworking pure silver. Approximately 13 inch piece. It weighs about 1.5 grams. $3.99 each

   

Left, this is a simple Hi Density Black bead with silver wire melted into tiny beads. There is no reaction because I didn't mix the silver into the glass. The torch heat was kept to a minimum.

   

 
 

99.9% Pure Silver Foil

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Easy to handle, encase, mix, make stringers or apply to the surface of your bead. Watch Video. This silver is so pure, it is referred to as 100%. Sheets come in 5.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Approximately 4-5 sheets per gram.

Silver Foil

 

Sample beads:

 

 

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Aluminum Frit

Looks like a less shiny silver frit. Nice stuff. :) 3.99 / 1/4 oz. 

   

Aluminum Frit over D60 Transparent Cobalt Blue

   
   

Stainless Steel Frit

Looks like a more metallic silver frit. Does not react with glass. Stays metallic looking if you are careful how you work it. Can be encased. 3.99 / 1/2 oz. 

   


 260 Yellow Brass

 

260 Yellow Brass Mesh Screen

Finest Quality Brass Mesh Screen. The 260 Brass alloy is used with jewelry because it closely resembles the color of real gold. Melting point is 960 Fahrenheit, much lower than COE 104 glass. 4 inches by 6 inches. 30 mesh (30 squares per inch). $3.99

   

 

 

 

Watch Brass Video - 1.  In Brass Video - 1, we demonstrate the Brass Mesh Screen and the Brass Coated Copper wire.

Watch Brass/Copper Video - 2  In Video - 2 we demonstrate the 260 Brass Wire, the 260 Brass sheet and the Copper sheet below.

Devardi Metallic Silvery Black Glass (sold below) w/ Iris Orange Reduction frit (sold here) and brass mesh.

   

I finally had time to do some more playing. This bead I made with the Brass Mesh Screen above with the addition of Powdered Boric Acid. The screen was melted once applied. If you melt it, and use the Powdered Boric Acid, the brass screen turns into tiny beads. This is just a one color bead made with Devardi Semi-Opaque Jade. But some of the copper from the brass leached into the glass itself and turned red. What fun!!!

   

Sample Beads

 

This bead below is the bead we demonstrate in Brass Video - 1

   

  
   

   

260 Yellow Brass Wire

Watch Brass/Copper Video - 2  In Video - 2 we demonstrate the 260 Brass Wire, the 260 Brass sheet and the Copper sheet below.

 

This 260 Yellow Brass Wire is the finest. purest brass wire available. The 260 Brass alloy is used with jewelry because it closely resembles the color of real gold. Comes with Powdered Boric Acid which allows the brass to flow easily without causing oxidation. Just heat the wire very little, roll it in the powder that you place on a marver or a metal surface to add a thin powdered coating, and melt the wire in the flame. If you don't use the Boric Acid Powder, the brass will not flow smoothly and causes a rough, organic surface. With just a slight amount of the powder the brass smoothes to a rounded surface. (See samples below). Melting point is 980 degrees Fahrenheit, much lower than COE 104 glass. ALWAYS USE ADEQUATE VENTILATION WHEN MELTING METALS AND POWDERED BORIC ACID. 1mm or .04 inches thick.  5 feet: $1.99

 

   
   

This bead above shows what the 260 Brass Wire looks like WITHOUT the use of Powdered Boric Acid. Very organic appearance. Looks like gold nuggets. That's Devardi SOP Caramel Glass.

This bead above shows what the 260 Brass Wire looks like WITH the use of Powdered Boric Acid. You can see how nicely it flowed, and also how golden it is. That's a gold-plated Pandora insert.


   

Pure 260 Brass 36 gauge sheet. .005 inches thick. You can cut this with a scissor, but thick enough that it will not bend when you hold it horizontally from one corner. Super nice for making organic beads like the one below. Or mix it with the powdered boric acid that comes with it that causes it to flow into shiny golden balls.  The 260 Brass alloy is used with jewelry because it closely resembles the color of real gold. Melting point is 980 degrees Fahrenheit, much lower than COE 104 glass. ALWAYS USE ADEQUATE VENTILATION WHEN MELTING METALS AND POWDERED BORIC ACID. 4 inches x 6 inches. $3.99/each

Watch Brass/Copper Video - 2   This sample bead to the right shows 260 Brass sheeting WITHOUT the use of powdered boric acid.

   

Pure 260 Brass Frit

 
   

Like the Brass wire, sheet and screen, if you use the Powdered Boric Acid that comes with this frit, you'll get tiny balls that bead up on your glass. Without it, you'll get a rougher, more organic appearance. You can add the powder directly to the frit before using.

1 ounce - $3.99

   

This bead was made with Devardi Hi Density Black and Brass Frit mixed with a slight amount of Powdered Boric Acid (included).

 

This bead was made with Devardi Hi Density Black and Brass Frit WITHOUT Powdered Boric Acid. Notice some red streaking from the leaching copper.

   
   

 

Pure Copper

 

 

 

 

Pure Copper 36 gauge sheet. .005 inches thick. You can cut this with a scissor, but thick enough that it will not bend when you hold it horizontally from one corner. Super nice for making organic beads. Looks golden when you finish polishing, but turns copper in 24-48 hours as it oxidizes in the air. Melting point is 1980 degrees Fahrenheit. ALWAYS USE ADEQUATE VENTILATION WHEN MELTING METALS. 4 inches x 6 inches. $3.99/each

Watch Brass/Copper Video - 2

 

 

 
   

   

Pure Copper Screen. 30 mesh (30 squares per inch). Super nice for making organic beads. Looks golden when you finish polishing, but turns copper in 24-48 hours as it oxidizes in the air. Melting point is 1980 degrees Fahrenheit. ALWAYS USE ADEQUATE VENTILATION WHEN MELTING METALS. 4 inches x 6 inches. $3.99/sheet

   

 
 

Pure Copper Wire

 

1mm or .04 inches thick, pure copper wire. Melting point is 1980 degrees Fahrenheit. 5 feet: $1.99

 


Pure Copper Frit

 
   

Melts very smoothly without the need of Powdered Boric Acid. Cleans up with a toothbrush and backing soda.

$3.99 - 1 ounce

 
   

 

 

Devardi Super Clear with Stainless Drill Curls, and a piece of copper screen. The copper can turn red when encased. The center of the bead has a Light Blue Bead Core Dye.

   
Stainless Drill Curls
3 pieces about 4 inches each. Random sizes from 1/6 inch to 1/8 inch wide.  $0.99
 
Stainless:
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