Y96 Quick Shapes Fusible Stained Glass

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Y96 Quick Shapes Fusible Stained Glass stained glass shapes by Youghiogheny are water-jet cut shapes that can be used in mosaic art or fusing and slumping projects with 96 COE glass. Made in the USA.

Y96 Quick Shapes are sold in packs with 10 pieces in varying sizes. This is the same type of glass as our Fusible 6-inch Sheets.

COE 96

Y96 Fusible Stained Glass uses standard COE 96 fusing schedules available online.
The glass is tested using a dilatometer and examined with a polariscope to ensure it meets the set standard.
This glass can of course also be used in regular stained glass mosaic artwork. There is no requirement that it must be fired and fused; the glass is already beautiful.

Firing Schedule

The manufacturer specifies the following guidelines.

Full Fuse
• From room temp to 1000F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 10 minutes
• From 1000F to 1250F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 20 minutes
• From 1250F to 1425F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 15 minutes
• Crash from 1425F to 950F, hold 60 minutes
• From 950F to 800F at 200 degrees per hour, hold 10 minutes
• From 800F to 150F at 300 degrees per hour
• Natural cooling to room temperature
Please adjust hold times for the size of your project. Remember, this is only a guide.
Tack Fuse
• From room temp to 1000F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 10 minutes
• From 1000F to 1250F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 20 minutes
• From 1250F to 1350F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 10 minutes
• From 1350F to 950F AFAP, hold for 60 mins
• From 950F to 800F at 200 degrees per hour, hold 10 minutes
• From 800F to 150F at 300 degrees per hour
• Natural cooling to room temperature
Please adjust hold times for the size of your project. Remember, this is only a guide.
Slump Fuse
• From room temp to 1000F at 300 degrees per hour, hold 30 minutes
• From 1000F to 1225F**** at 200 degrees per hour, hold 10 minutes
• From 1225F**** to 950F fairly quickly, hold for 60 mins
• From 950F to 800F at 200 degrees per hour, hold 30 minutes
• From 800F to 150F at 300 degrees per hour
• Natural cooling to room temperature

Please adjust hold times for the size of your project. Remember, this is only a guide.
REQUIRES EYE CONTACT — REMEMBER THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE


Y96 Quick Shapes Fusible Stained Glass

  • STAINED GLASS VARIES IN COLOR AND PATTERN BY PIECE. Do not order if you cannot tolerate variation.
  • Price is for one pack of shapes, 10 pieces per pack, in 4 different sizes as seen in the photos.
  • Shapes were cut by water jet. Some of the edges may have micro chipping.
  • Thickness: 3 mm or 1/8th of an inch
  • Pigments: colorfast metal oxide.
  • APPARENT PIGMENT DENSITY, HUE, AND OPACITY MAY CHANGE IF FIRED
  • Size: Half-inch through 2-inchs
  • Cuts relatively easily with Mosaic Glass Cutters.
  • frost proof
  • impervious to liquids
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
  • NOT suitable for floors. More fragile than glass tile.

Compatibility

Tile thickness is 3mm or approximately 1/8 inch, which is NOMINALLY the same as most of the glass mosaic tile we sell. That being said, mixed-media mosaics and even mosaic table tops are routinely made from dissimilar materials with even greater differences in thickness.

With fusing and slumping projects this glass should only be used with other COE 96 glass.

Use In Mosaic Art

Stained Glass is non-porous and can be used outdoors, but we don’t recommend it for flooring. These shapes are meant to be used as accents or for patterns.

Stained glass is made for use in decorative windows and not as tiling. We have thought long and hard about what the safety and usage implications are of using stained glass for tile, and there is one issue that seems particularly important: If a mosaic becomes damaged where there is sharp broken broken glass mounted to a surface where it could cut someone, then use the fine edge of a marble file to smooth the edge until you can replace the tile. This also applies to mosaics made with molded tile.

For dry indoor mosaics, stained glass can be mounted using Weldbond adhesive, but thinset mortar should be used for outdoor and wet mosaics. In either case, stained glass should be rinsed with detergent to remove any traces of cutting oil.

Smoothing Sharp Edges

Stained glass often has sharper edges than molded glass mosaic tile when cut. At our studio, we use the fine edge of a marble file or a rubbing stone to knock off any razor edges remaining after cutting.

American Made

Youghiogheny stained glass is made in Connellsville, Pennsylvania on the Youghiogheny River. This is quite possibly the most beautiful glass made in the world, including Italy. This is a great opportunity to buy an American-made product and support high labor and environmental standards at a price that is competitive with molded glass tile made in China.

How To Make Mosaic Art

For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.