Kiln Size Needed: Any
Equipment/Machinery Needed: Ring Saw / Grinder
Introducing the next sensation in Dichroic Jewelry! Kate MacLeod will lead you through creating amazing jewelry pieces that are… wait for it… kiln formed concentric circles! Seriously? That can be done in a kiln? Here-to-fore reserved for glass blowers and torch workers, the layering of color, and not only color, but Dichroic color, in concentric circles is perfected, explained, and made simple. The handouts alone are worth a gold mine as Kate throughly explains the properties of dichroic glass with diagrams, charts and color properties. Not only that, Kate has perfected the use of Dichroic scrap! Make the most out of every square centimeter of your Dichro. This is the next big seller in Dichroic jewelry. Whether you simply tether it as a pendant, wire wrap it, or use a stunning bracelet finding, the glass process will take your work to the next level. Kate’s formulae are included in the extensive PDF’s as dichroic-cake stack charts, along with firing schedules, and a comprehensive explanation of the CBS Dichroic color bar. Are you ready to take the next step into Dichroic Jewelry? This is it, no if’s, and’s, or but’s.
This process does require a tile saw or good ring saw. A red Taurus saw will work with a super slicer blade. A kiln with at least a 6" shelf is required. Pieces are flat so a deep kiln is not required. All other processes are completed with your basic studio essentials.
Private Facebook Group: A private student group has been created on Facebook entitled: “AAE Glass & Kate MacLeod Dichro Concentric Jewelry Student Group - Vitigraph Murrine: A Foundation” You can search the name and request entry or copy and past this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/146758925972438/ Please allow up to 72 hours for your request to be approved. If you are not approved in 72 hours, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name or order number.
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Kate Rocks! - Full Version01:37:30
This video can be watched in your library by full version or chapter selection. Handouts and firing schedules can be downloaded and found in your library next to the "watch now" button.
1. Planning Your Piece00:06:26
2. Cutting Dichroic Circles00:26:26
3. Creating & Sorting Dichroic Frit00:05:43
4. Preparing the Mold00:06:08
5. The Dichro-Cake: Recipe #100:09:44
6. The Dichro-Cake: Recipe #200:07:37
7. The Dichro-Cake: Recipe #300:09:57
8. The Dichro-Cake: Recipe #400:11:19
9. Slicing the Cake00:13:11
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Awesome technique for jewelry! review by Cheryl Bourguignon on 1/13/2019
I loved Kate's Rocks video so decided to try this one. What a wonderful choice! I make jewelry and this will expand my line. How does Kate come up with all these creative techniques? So terrific - thanks Kate!
Interesting technique review by Debbie on 1/8/2019
I love learning new ideas for kiln glass work. Very good insruction, step by step process. The only drawback is I don't have an xt saw to cut them. They won't fit in my taurus ring saw.
I love this!! review by ! on 10/8/2018
This is one of the most fun videos I have ever watched and followed. I did not have all of the materials listed in the video so I had to switch some of the colors but everything still turned out. I always like to make the first of everything exactly like the instructions say. The next time I usually experiment. This was fun.
Kate's instructions were very clear and easy to understand. They were very easy to follow.
I could hardly believe what came out of the kiln when the firing was finished. It looked like a real sparkly geode. I think the hardest part was convincing myself to cut it. I was able to get 5 slices out of it
Very Motivating, Expensive if you don't have the Revolution XT review by constance on 10/1/2018
I love Kate's work: unique and beautiful. Her video is well organized. Breaking it up into chapters makes it super easy to go back and review. Her handouts are clear, well organized and complete. II enjoyed it enough to make 5 projects, but so far with my MK tile saw & diamond blade, I haven't been able to cut more than 3 pieces from a hemisphere. Due to unexpected breakage, I've only gotten 2 circles a couple times, rather than Kate's 5, making my pieces much more expensive than hers. And yes, mine being not nearly as pretty, would not sell for the price of the materials. If you do have the Rev XT, go for it!!!
I recommend this video! review by Sue Pippenger on 9/29/2018
I’m always looking for tutorials that give me a new perspective on glass...this one did so in several ways. It is full of “who woulda thunk” moments, such as how slicing into glass can literally shift how you look at shapes, colors and shimmer. I was delighted by the pieces I was able to create. Even the pieces that didn’t turn out as expected were lovely, intriguing surprises. Kate provides clear steps and useful tips throughout the video...it was a joy to learn with this master glasswoman!
This technique is amazing! review by Carolyn Kohler on 9/26/2018
This is an amazing technique. Well taught with easy to follow instructions. The video flows smoothly from one step to the next.
It is fun to learn a new process and to have new offerings at shows! Thanks so much for making this available. This technique is so
useful and you can imagine incorporating it into other projects.
Jewelry option of Kate Rocks review by Gina on 9/26/2018
Not interested in the large meteror rocks created by Kate? Then this is your video. Make unique jewelry with the flair of the rocks you create with Kate's methods. Step- by -step easy to follow with agreat proffesional video. Learn master glass artist techniques at a very reasonable price, that are unique and well, just beautiful.
Fascinating class review by Barb Dalenberg on 9/26/2018
Kate is an amazing teacher. I loved the technique as it is so different from any other of have done. I love jewelry making and I love big bold pendants. This has so many different possibilities to make the look that most pleases you and your customers. This also is a standout from other artists out there. Thanks for putting this together.
Excellent review by Alaina on 9/22/2018
Besides the excellent explanation of just the basics of the process she gives you tons of other ideas. I love this video and can't express enough how wonderful this tutorial video is.
Amazing review by Rose Ann Calabrese on 9/19/2018
Amazing is all I can say. Who knew you could make anything like this with glass. Not your ordinary project. Easy to follow and great instruction. A must for your collection.
Couldn't wait to get started! review by Marian Pyron on 9/19/2018
This technique is so different from anything else out there and so much fun! PLUS I love it when you can use what you learn in one technique in a new one!! Hint, hint......Kate's next video uses the same mold as in this technique plus pieces you make here you can incorporate in your meteor pieces! That's what makes this such a great value.
Interesting technique. A lot of information and time spent with examples. review by Shannon on 12/21/2017
I'm not a jewelry making person but just had to see how those circles were done. It's an interesting video with plenty of time spent on each step.
I can’t even speak! review by Judy on 12/10/2017
I watch this video, taking no notes. The whole time, I’m wondering if I would be missed on Christmas Day while I was playing with my newest materials and making these beautiful, organic pieces. They are delicate and danzling and oh so awesome. I cannot wait this get started on them. Little steps at a time. First, off to cut some circles!
Amazing Technique review by Wild Child on 12/9/2017
Well done, AAE and Kate! There are so many possibilities for this technique besides jewelry, but I will begin with a few pieces for my picky self. Can't wait to get my supplies. Loved the diversity of each piece. Another sleepless night spent dreaming about new projects. Thanks so much for making it so easy and affordable to learn new tricks.