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Lampwork => Borosilicate => Topic started by: Marcel on April 19, 2017, 08:51:07 AM



Title: Meteorite glass
Post by: Marcel on April 19, 2017, 08:51:07 AM
Here are two pendants i have made with glass produced by Guillaume Thoraval.
it is glass mixed with meteorite out of argentine. very special to work with

(https://s28.postimg.org/vd73oc7zt/IMG_2947.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vd73oc7zt/)

(https://s28.postimg.org/f3gxlfxbt/IMG_2966.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/f3gxlfxbt/)

(https://s28.postimg.org/yzcx0zed5/IMG_2969.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yzcx0zed5/)

and this pendant i made using a Euro cent wich containes steel and copper so traces of it is blended with the clear glass

(https://s11.postimg.org/b1vduchpb/IMG_2974.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/b1vduchpb/)


Title: Re: Meteorite glass
Post by: baked glass on April 19, 2017, 11:02:27 AM
I love that spirit bear. Nice work.

Is meteorite glass the same as tektite? I've been thinking it would be interesting to work with ever since I read an article about it in glassline.
 


Title: Re: Meteorite glass
Post by: Marcel on April 19, 2017, 11:28:23 AM
Thank you :) no this is way different than tektite.
Tektite needs a lot of heat to melt! the meteorite glas is real soft and easy to melt.
here are two pendants i made of tektite first melted it not shape coldworked it and flamepolished after
(https://s2.postimg.org/9o5wpir2t/12795355_10153959266318908_477026530187819440_n.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9o5wpir2t/)




Title: Re: Meteorite glass
Post by: baked glass on April 21, 2017, 09:26:40 AM
Great, thanks for that Marcel. Always nice to hear from someone who's actually worked with something rather than just read about it.