Making frit that is!
For the non glass people reading this blog, frit is crushed glass that is rolled into a molten glass bead for the purposes of decoration, texture, or background. Most of the time I buy or trade for my frit, but some of my favorite blends have come from my lovely little nubs of glass.
Here's how I make my frit.
Always wear a mask. It's not good to inhale fine particles of glass.
That's my handy dandy frit maker. I purchased all the parts at Mutch Hardware.
Here are the pieces of it.
These are my glass nubs that I use. They really are nubs!
This is my frit sifter. I can sift the frit into different sizes. A friend sent this to me about 2 years ago, and I love it!
The nubs I've chosen for frit.
Now they are in my frit maker.
I begin to pound the glass.
Here's what comes out of the frit maker. I put it into the frit sorter and shake.
After shaking the frit sorter, here are my two favorite sizes of frit. I have some more pounding to do to finish the batch, but in the end, I will have enough frit for quite a few beads, and best of all, I was able to use my nubs--Again!