Monday, 15 July 2013

Thin Glass Uses

  • Thin glass is often used in jewelery as it allows more layers of differing colours to be built up. It also is very useful when building a channel in the piece.
  • Thin glass allows more layers to be built up before going over the 6-7mm when the glass begins to expand due to the height overcoming the surface tension of the glass.
  • This also allows colours that are not present in the manufacturer's palette through combinations made from two or more colours.
  • Thin glass versions of dense colours provide a lighter tone which can fit in well with other lighter colours.
  • Thin glasses are also useful in tack fusing, as the height is not so great and so can be used over 6mm thicknesses without adding greatly to the volume.