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How To Use Glass Frit

Updated on January 16, 2014

What Is Glass Frit

Glass frit is finely chopped fusable glass which can be use in fusable glass projects such as jewelry making, plate slumping, glass figurines, and many more.

Glass frit can come in many colors and sizes. Crushed glass can be made into a confetti glass frit.

What's great about frit is that you can simply throw it around to create a unique look on your piece or you can place it in designated areas, and you can add liquid stringer to create a frit paste (painting with frit).

Lastly, you can use glass frit in any kiln molds to create beautiful glass pieces.

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How to Make Glass Frit

if you only have glass sheets, scraps or any other fusable glass, then you can easily make glass frit. You can easily separate your frit with frit sifter and store it in jars or baggies.

Aanraku Frit Piston

Frit Sifter

Don't Want To Make Your Own Frit? No Problem

Here's an already made frit of many colors and sizes. Frit can be made from any type of glass, but sometimes it's time consuming. For those people who have a glass home business time is money.

Basic Way To Use Glass Frit

The easiest way to use glass frit is to layer it over a base fusible glass. The base piece is usually black or white, but you can use any color that you would like. In this technique powedered or smaller pieces of frit are usually not used as they will fall off the glass easily. Use bigger pieces of glass frit to create a design or an abstract look.

You can then put the whole piece into a kiln or you can add another clear fusible glass layer on top to make your project smooth once it's fused with heat.

Watch Glass Fusion Techniques Here

Using Glass Frit With Molds

Use Compatible Glass Frit

If you are mixings different frit colors and sizes, make sure to use the same type of frit. For example all COE 90 frit should be used together and all COE 96 frit should be used together. Using different type of frit in your pieces may cause your final projects to break right away or in the future.

Painting With Glass Frit

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Using Adhesive With Glass Frit

This technique is not really just placing frit on your project and it's not just painting with frit. The adhesive helps to harden the frit, move it into place and keep it there until the piece is fused.

Using Glass Frit in Flameworking Projects

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is something new to me and I'm glad to know about it. I can think of many uses for glass frit. Thanks and sharing.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      So interesting. I had never seen this before. and I had no clue what frit was. and now I do.

      Loved the videos...this likes like a project that one could totally lose track of time doing...

      Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, piinned, and shared so others may come and visit.

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Neat! I like it!

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      I have never heard of this before, thanks for sharing!

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      Lynda Makara 4 years ago from California

      Excellent! I never heard of glass frit before so I learned something new.