( Frit Implosion Pendant by Emmetsglass on Etsy)
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!