Click here for information about making your
own glass frit.
Once you've broken glass to
make your own frit, the next step is to sort it into various sizes
so that it can be used in your glass projects. Here are some
suggestions on ways to sort the frit:
1. Many ceramic supply
stores carry sets of mesh screens that can be used to sort the frit.
The best of these can be nested (with the largest mesh on top, the
smallest on the bottom) so that frit can be easily sorted from large
2. Another good source for frit
sorters is to use kitchen colanders and related utensils.
Inexpensive colanders are available at Wal-Mart and similar stores;
they are also available with different sizes of holes. One
advantage of colanders is that the holes are often larger than the
holes in commercially available mesh screens, allowing larger sizes
of frit to be separated and sorted.
3. Many hardware stores, such as Home
Depot or a DIY store, also carry mesh screen in many different
sizes. This allows you to make your own sorting devices by
stretching the mesh across a bucket or similar container.
4. If you live near a beach, many
stores also carry sets of plastic sifters designed for sorting sea
shells and sand. These can often be easily adapted for sorting
5. Another good idea is to use sifters
from a garden shop. These have a metal ring that fits inside a
bucket and are designed to sift loam or similar soil and compost
here for more on sifting glass frit.
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