Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Want to share your artwork made using NO Days products with the world? We want to help you promote your work! We love seeing the various ways artists are using NO Days products! We share our Featured Artist spotlight with our newsletter subscribers, our Facebook friends and fans, on our Featured Artist Page and right here on our blog, linking back to your website.

Simply send an email to with the subject: Featured Artist. Be sure to include your name, email address, and website (if you have one) along with a brief bio and pictures of yourself and your artwork made with NO Days Products. Not sure what to include in a bio? Tell us how you became interested in playing with glass or crafts. How about where you get your inspiration? Oh! And don't forget to tell us why you love using NO Days!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Q&A ~ Using No Days Q-Stik for Windows

Subject: Streuter Technologies: Q Stik temperatures

Can a glass piece made on No Days Q Stik be fitted vertically in a window (10 1/2"w x 23" h)  without problems?  I'm planning on building a window to fit a south facing window in Arizona. In the fall, winter & spring, the sun will be directly hitting the window. The room in the summer is not air conditioned, so inside temperature will be about 85-90 degrees.

Are you wanting to do a mosaic on glass? The QStik isn't transparent, so you would be able to see the film between any pieces of glass.
Otherwise, the heat set adhesive doesn't reactivate until it reaches 160dF. It should be fine.
Does this help?

Bobbi Barnes mosaic window made using No Days Q-Stik

Hi, Carrie~
I finished the 2 windows. I really like and enjoy using your products. The only problem I had was if the glass was uneven on the back the glue wasn't adhering to all the surface.
Thanks for your help!

Hope you enjoy the pictures; the design came from a few pictures and my brain!

Bobbi Barnes mosaic window made using No Days Q-Stik

 To answer the question in the comments below and to clarify (ha!) the point of transparency, I've included some pictures of my own project that I threw together in 3 hours + plus grouting.
Backlit from the front. Carrie's project with Q-Stik and scrap stained glass.
Here is the window I threw together in one evening (minus grouting). I used glass strictly from the scrap bin in the studio, so I've got a wide variety of glasses to look through.
Backlit and looking at the back of the panel.
When the panel is lit from behind, the No Days Q-Stik doesn't really hinder the appearance of the mosaic window.
You'll notice that the non-transparency of the Q-Stik becomes a problem
if you're looking at the panel from the back, without back-lighting.
However, if the window is not lit from behind, well...then, you can see all the areas where the glass is not attached to the adhesive (bubbles) and a bit of a haze from the pressure sensitive adhesive film.
A big problem area for me was this bit of scrap stained glass
that made up the leaf. It was not flat at all! In fact, I went back and
intentionally broke it so it would lay flat without getting grout underneath.
The detail shot gives you a glimpse of my big problem area (from behind, so it's never a problem if no one sees this side of the window) where the glass I used for the leaf curves away from the window and adhesive sheet.

Hope this helps to clear up some of the questions. If not, let me know and I'll try to help out further!

Monday, September 23, 2013

"Looking Through Glass"

From British Council Schools Online, a look at the traditional and "modern" manufacture of glass, glass research, and its applications.
Looking Through Glass (1943) from British Council Film on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Instagram ~ a quick primer...

Username: streutertech on Instagram. Come find us!

So, by now, you've likely heard of Instagram, right? But, do you know how to use it or what it's for? It's a photo sharing social network, where you can share your life, your art, your kids, your dog, your food, and whatever else floats your boat (yeah, you can share your boat, too!) in photos. Not only does Instagram let you take photos with your fancy phone, but it lets you add funky filters to your sweet photos so you can make them look decades old! Talk about technology moving forward, huh?

Photo of my garden from the 70s? Well, the filter and prayer flags certainly
help make it look like it!
Seriously, though, I LOVE  Instagram! It's a great way to connect with people without wasting too much time on the "computer" (think Facebook). You can view and comment on photos from your computer, but Instagram is really meant to be used on your phone. So, if you're busy in the workshop, but you want to show off your latest project, you just snap a pic and share!

Putting together more color samples, so I can decide which frits
I want to use in my #fused #glass #mosaic
It's a nice way to get a little social interaction while I work in my studio...all alone. You can't even imagine how many conversations I have throughout the day, though! And with folks from all over the world! (Well, actually, you could probably see my conversations, if you look through all of my photos.) So, for this primer, I'm going to assume that you know how to pick a filter...that's pretty straight forward, right?

After you take or select a photo, this is the
screen that you'll see in Instagram.
Okay, okay...really quick, then...The little squares along the bottom of the screen are the various filters you can choose for your photo. My current favorites are Amaro, Mayfair and Rise. The little icon on the far right that looks like a sun is the auto contrast/brightness button. Pick this and your photo POPS!...sometimes a little too much! No worries, hit it again and your photo reverts to normal. The teardrop icon is the blur filter. I rarely use this. If your photo is cluttered, I suppose this could help to focus attention. There are a few different selections available. You can blur the outside edges of your photo, you can blur the top and bottom of your photo, or you can leave it unblurred. The next icon to the left (blue in the photo above) is a frame. You can add a frame to your photo as long as you have a filter added. Each filter has its own frame. Finally, the next little icon (new!) lets you rotate your photo. Play around with photos and have fun, then get ready for the tidbits below that will help you connect with other Instagram users!

Insta-faux-tack fuse on the #lotus #fused #glass sconce-to-be using No Days ThinFuse you're posting photos of what you're doing. Now, how do you find other people with your interests to follow? The search function allows you to search usernames (good if you know who you're looking for) and hastags...umm...what? Yeah, that's what I thought a few years ago when husband was trying to explain "The Twitter" to me. Hashtags are how you categorize your photos with keywords for people to find. A hashtag is preceded by the pound sign (#).
Are you having a productive day? I'm finishing up UFOs
(unfinished objects)
#mosaic #flower #dichroic

So, for example, while working on a birdbath project a few weeks ago using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive, I posted the following pictures. (Honestly, I posted 17 pictures of the whole process!) Instead of just hash-tagging the heck out of the photo, I told folks what I was up to and added the hashtags at the end.
Time to call it a day. The sunlight's disappearing.
#mosaic #hypertufa #birdbath experiment
You can fit your hashtags into your description as part of your sentence, as well. For example, this photo I took of an in progress mandala mosaic:
Today's rainy day #mosaic project ~
modified the pattern on my
#lotus #mandala to make cutting easier.
But, I can't resist the urge to cut more tiny pieces!
 While you're posting photos, you may find that you have new followers and likes. These will show up as notifications on your Instagram feed:
Cute little fused glass monster from glassidesign
that showed up in my newsfeed.
The heart icon at the bottom of the picture above shows my notifications= likes, comments and follows. The camera icon lets me take a photo. The star icon lets me search for usernames or hashtags. The house is my Homepage/newsfeed. The icon at the far right is my instagram feed with all my photos.
Social me!

Above is a photo that got some lovin'! First, you can see all the likes next to the little heart under the photo. Then, you'll see the conversation bubble below. My comment comes first. Then, if other people comment, the comments show up next. I get notifications whenever anybody comments, but unlike other social networks, other people don't get notified if I comment back. So to talk to other people that have commented, I need to make sure to @ them. If I start to type the @ sign, then instagram will automatically pop up a list of folks I can interact with. I'm pretty sure I can only interact with folks that follow me, or I follow, or if they've commented. Pretty sure.

So, that's the lowdown on Instagram. Get it now? Get out there and take some photos! Hashtag 'em up! Make some new friends! Oh, and find streutertech on Instagram so we can interact, too :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fused Glass Snowflake Ornament Project Sheet

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.
  With the holidays around the corner, you may be looking for projects to make as gifts. The HoneyDoo Zuper Glue Snowflake Ornament is a quick project that doesn't take much time or glass, but gets lots of oohs and aahs when the wrapping paper comes off!

Approximate time to complete project = 1/2 hour

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tips & Tricks ~ No Days Mosaic Adhesive on a Glass Tabletop

Donna's Poolside Hibiscus Mosaic Tabletop
 Occasionally, we get asked if it's okay to use No Days Mosaic Adhesive on large glass tabletops.  I've never really been sure if it would work or not, due to the fact that you have to heat the glass to 160ºF (71ºC) to get the pieces to adhere properly. When heating large pieces of glass, there's a possibility of thermal shocking and shattering the glass, if it's not heated evenly across the entire surface of the glass.

 However, we received these amazing photos of a hibiscus mosaic tabletop completed by Donna using No Days Mosaic Adhesive film and stained glass on a tempered glass tabletop.

"I made this mosaic hibiscus table using NO Days Mosaic Adhesive Film.  I covered the entire glass table with the film, placed my glass on the top of the film and heated both the top and underside of the table with a heat gun.  It worked great!!!  If I needed to move something, I just reheated that area and moved it. The table was made with tempered glass, I think that’s why it didn’t break.  I have also turned the table completely upside down, and it all held together."

Thanks for sharing, Donna!

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Streutertech on Instagram

Streutertech on Instagram
Did you know you can find more pictures of what we're up to on Instagram? Above you can see our feed after a day of experimenting with our Groutless Mosaic Adhesive for making a birdbath. It's a pictorial walk-through of the project; so if you're a visual person, head over to Instagram and find us!

In addition to process pics and projects using No Days adhesives, we'll post artsy and glass travel pics from around the country. See our No Days Road Shows from the inside, even if you can't make it.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nana-Dictta's No Days Mermaid Mosaic

Custom Micro-Mosaic commissioned by the Creative decorating solutions
by Nana-Dictta/ Naiktta Fine Art.
We love getting feedback from artists using our adhesives! We received the following email along with the above picture of the gorgeous mermaid mosaic...

 I recently ordered some material from you; and as you already know I specialize in Fine Micro-Mosaic design.

I am simply sharing the work I did with no days… please see the attached picture.
You have a wonderful product and thank you so much for helping all Fine Mosaic artists!

Kindly visit and like us on Facebook Page

Best Regards.

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