Techniques Archives - Ivy Tree Designs

Polishing

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After the glass is ground to the correct shape, it is time for the polishing process to begin. I use a series of finer diamond grinding bits to make the edges smooth — from 60 to 200 grade. Afterwards the ground edges are rubbed with a cerium oxide (CeO2) solution to increase the shine. Cerium […]

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Grinding and Shaping

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In this post I’m going to show you the grinding and polishing techniques I use to make a final pendant. Most of time the pendants come out of the kiln with an even oval or round shape. But sometimes, due to the layering of the glass, the pendants may have rough edges or uneven clear […]

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