This is very good stuff... and was happy using it. But test on a spare piece of glass. Unless it is globbed on..and I mean completely covering the glass you want etched.. not just brushed on.. but thick and white.. then you get blotchy spots and sometimes no etching. You can use a brush to put the excess back in the jar before washing off. Otherwise... works beautifully.
I wanted to get into fusing glass, but I didn't want to pay a lot of money for an expensive kiln. This is a great way for beginners to make fun, lovely pieces. The kiln is small, but it is a great size for making jewelry. Be sure to read the directions before firing the glass, and all should work well!
I was initially unsure about purchasing a microwave kiln. Most posts on glass fusing sites have very few positive things to say about microwave kiln glass fusing in general. Bur this looked like so much darn fun, and I certainly don't have the monies or the space for a large proper kiln atm, so I decided to try it out anyway. So glad I did! In the past 2 months or so I've made a ton of fused glass pieces. Some of them so nice I'll be giving them as jewelry gifts for holidays (I also purchased fittings for necklaces, bracelets and earrings)! Not everything came out great, but because this is so easy and quick and less expensive (compared to making larger pieces in a proper kiln) I don't care if I bork a piece; I've plenty more glass and I can fuse it less then an hour after the previous piece. A few things to note: If you are looking to make larger pieces than jewelry size (bigger than say, 2 -3 inches square) this set is not for you. If you have as much fun as I am having with the set, the initial supplies will go quickly. There's a number of good glass supply places online you can look into for more supplies. It's not cheap, but again, you'll be spending less overall because you'll be making small items and won't need to buy a huge amount. There is a learning curve, but it was not as steep as I expected - and I've never worked with glass before. I've only one microwave and use it for both food and fusing. I just clean it out between uses; hasn't been a problem at all either food or microwave wise.
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