Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wikibeadia: Frit

( Frit Implosion Pendant by Emmetsglass on Etsy)

(frĭt) pronunciation


1. The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass.
2. A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels.

tr.v., frit·ted, frit·ting, frits

In the art glass world of beadmaking, frit is an obsession for some, a business for others.

Val Cox started the craze with her furnance glass frit. Who could resist wanting to make beads as lovely as her frit beads below?

(Photos Credits: Val Cox beads

Frit is used by all types of artists whether you blow glass, melt glass at a torch or fuse glass.

Hot glass is either rolled into the frit or the frit is applied to the glass and melted into the glass in a kiln. Frit opens up a wide range of design and color possibilities for the creative glass artist.

Written by Cindy Gimbrone, glass beadmaker - a frit lover herself!


Jan W. said...

I love frit! These are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Lovely beads...such an explosion of color!!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Leaping,

Frit is cool - it makes the best beads!

Thanks for the comment!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi White Iris,

Frit opens up a world of possibilities in glass. Val Cox is the master of frit!

The beads are fritilicious :-)