Make glass cabochons with dichroic inserts. We used Bullseye COE90 glass for the project. You will need a kiln to fire these or one of our microwave kilns which can be placed inside your microwave to fully fuse glass pieces.
Cut some clear glass using a glass cutter and layer in the dichroic “noodles” over the base of piece of clear glass. Make sure you layout your design on some ceramic fibre paper to prevent sticking to your kiln shelf. Add another piece of clear glass on the top to create a “glass sandwich”. To stop the inserts moving around hold them together using some glass fusing glue or watered down PVA. To create a more rounded effect on the fused piece make sure you make the top layer of glass bigger than the base piece so this melts around the whole piece and round the edges of the glass piece. We even changed the shape of some our fused glass using a Taurus Ring Saw and then re-fired to give a fire polish.
Once fully fused these glass cabochons are ready to add ready made jewelry fittings. Alternatively why not add a silver clay frame, leave a little room around the glass to allow for shrinkage and then re-fire at 1100degF(593degC) for 30 minutes