Glass Bead

9 years ago

Glass Bead
Glass Bead

Can I reshape a Glass piece (bead) in a kiln or do I need to do it with a steel rod and flame?

My goal is to stamp a design into the molten glass

Yes, you can, but you may find that the torch is better for what you want to do. The kiln will heat it over all, which means that the whole thing is soft when you try to apply the stamp and it may squash.
If you use the kiln to bring it up to annealing temp (about 1000F) and then take it out and apply the torch, you can soften one side/area to the point that the stamp will press in and the rest will be stiff enough to retain shape. If some distortion does occur, you can heat more and roll it gently on your marver plate to reform it.

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