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!

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4 Comment

  1. Leaping Lizard Glass Art
    August 12, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I love frit! These are beautiful.

  2. White Iris Designs
    August 13, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Lovely beads…such an explosion of color!!

  3. Cindy Gimbrone
    August 14, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Hi Leaping,

    Frit is cool – it makes the best beads!

    Thanks for the comment!

  4. Cindy Gimbrone
    August 14, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Hi White Iris,

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

    The beads are fritilicious 🙂


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