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Fritting Techniques

Would frit techniques be considered a glass bead trick? I've been really getting curious about fritting and I know it involves adding shards of glass into molten glass to create the effect. Beyond that, I'm admittedly clueless. I imagine it wouldn't need to be glass beads but that you could actually crush your own glass into smaller particles to be added?
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Fritting

I was working for a company in the past where I would melt glass in a furnace, Then I would fill a large pot with water (cold), When the glass was fully liquid I would remove it from the furnace then immediately pour into the water,where it would become thin shards then I would crush it into frit. Hopefully this helps.
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It does! That sounds like a much more professional process than I'd been imagining but I'd also been reading through Instructables posts, so that's probably why!
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Also if you would like to make glass rod, you can do the same steps of melting the glass then lay out some angle iron on some bricks on a table then pour the molten glass into the angle iron. Good luck If you try this let me know how it worked for you.
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Thanks for the tip! I actually haven't tried my hand at any glass projects myself, mostly just been reading from a spectator's perspective but I'm working my way up to it!
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I had a few rough months without internet (long story) but I'm back with questions about dichroic glass. I've always loved the look of dichroic glass but really only knew it through my dad's smoking pipes. I'm not really sure what other applications use dichroic glass so I found info on glass smoking pipe decoration to see if they explain how to make your own dichroic glass. No joy. Is this something that's a bit more complex than say working with frit?
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