Since the start of CBS more than twenty years ago, one of the motivators of creative invention has been working hand-in-hand with glass artists. Our latest endeavor has been with California based artist Chris Stell. After childhood immersed in creativity, Chris received her BA in advertising art at San Diego State. She then worked in graphic design, computer design and many other areas of fine art. In 1999, Chris started experimenting with Dichroic glass using her illustration background to etch and create new patterns. All of her patterns are hand drawn, one of-a-kind and frequently reversible.
CBS is proud to announce five new incredible patterns created and designed exclusively for CBS, by artist Chris Stell. These patterns are an amazing blend of art, technology, imagination and unique beauty. Available immediately, the five new patterns can be applied to any of our Standard & Premium colors. Stell Patterns can also be applied to the following CBS patterns: Aurora Borealis, Fusion, Corkscrews, All 3 sizes of Tropical Rays and Sunset Blend. Stell Patterns are not available in Crinklized. Stell Patterns come either on Uroboros Thin Machine Rolled 90 COE (clear or black glass) OR, Spectrum Thin 96 COE (clear or black glass). Attached are images of these five new patterns, with the names of each pattern. Also attached are some examples of layering and fusing of these versatile patterns.
In light of the Steampunk theme of some of the Stell Patterns, we offer waterjet cut Gear Packs in 90 and 96 COE, on thin black glass only (images attached). Each pack contains 3 gears, one small (approx. ½” dia.), one medium (approx. ¾” dia.) and one large (approx. 1” dia.) and they are available immediately.
At this time last year, we announced our new Wavy Firestrips and they are still a big hit. To date, we have sold over 40,000 Firestrips, so if you were lucky enough to carry these strips, you will really like our new tube of assorted Strips. Each tube contains 12 pieces (all clear or all black glass) including:
2 – 6mm Wavy Firestrips in Solid Colors
2 – 6mm Wavy Firestrips in Patterns
2 – 6mm Wavy Firestrips on Textured glass
2 – 3mm Wavy Firestrips in Solid Colors
2 – 3mm Wavy Firestrips in Patterns
2 – 3mm Wavy Firestrips on Textured glass
These tubes are available immediately.
Due to artist input on our best selling Wavy Firestrips, we decided to create a more “natural” type of Dichroic Strip, with an organic feel (images attached). These new Natural Wavy Firestrips are only available in Primary Colors, 90 or 96 COE, 10 pieces per tube (all clear or all black glass), Also, these Natural Wavy Firestrips are only available in one width that varies between 3mm-6mm. These tubes are available immediately.
In Stock Now - We now have 96 COE Wissmach Textures for coating. Below are the types that we now stock for coating all at $13.25 each (substrate only). These are the same Textures that we carry in Wissmach 90 COE and the same great Textures you are seeing on the Wavy Firestrips. Available Immediately.
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Comet Trail 4x4's now come in Crinklized Dichroic!
This beautiful Rainbow colored square has both a colorful blaze down the middle and a unique combination of Crinklized Rainbow Dichroic in each piece.
You may purchase “Crinklized Comet Trail” 4” X 4” squares, individually sealed and packaged in either 90 or 96 COE, clear or black glass.
Frit Flakes on Black Glass Substrate: “In Stock Now” - Tubed just like Frit Flakes on Clear Glass and priced the same as well. One ounce tubes of Dichroic Coated Medium Sized Frit available in 90 or 96 COE, Rainbow color only.
Coatings by Sandberg Announces Dichroic Coated Wavy Firestrips
CBS is very pleased to announce the release of a brand new product, CBS Wavy Firestrips. These are available in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and many glass textures, too. Wavy Firestrips are water jet cut to 16 inches and feature, of course the highest quality CBS Dichroic coatings. No other product currently on the market uses our CBS coatings, so buy the best and forget the rest!
Wavy Firestrips come in two sizes, 6 MM and 3 MM, and are available in clear or black, and 90 and 96 COE, and are pre-fired for your convenience.
Individual CBS Wavy Firestrips are available at an authorized CBS Distributor, or may be purchased by the tube, ten pieces to a tube, in either Texture, Patterns or Primary Colors.
Coatings by Sandberg Announces a New Dichroic Extract for Rainbow 2 Colors.
Dichroic Extract Rainbow 2 Sample Set
CBS Dichroic Extract is a pure form of our high quality coatings literally extracted off of the glass and preserved in a glass container. Rainbow 2 sheets will be sold only by the full sheet and
will be broken down into eight separate containers of colors. Artist Brian Serck recommended that we add this sample set to our Dichroic Extract line as it is a blend of Premium Dichroic colors and contains both "powdered" and "large grain" Extract with the additional colors created in the Rainbow 2 Sheets.
ARTWORK SAMPLES USING TROPICAL RAYS AND SUNSET BLEND
BRAND NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Coatings By Sandberg Announces Mini-Double Splatter Pattern.
We receive a lot of input from artists as to what they want in the way of new Dichroic patterns, and one of the most common requests is for tighter smaller patterns. Our research and development department has come up with a phenomenal new pattern that fulfills both of these requirements. It is a tighter, smaller pattern in a variety of exotic colors.
This pattern is further amplified by double coating the splatter pattern and the results are many beautiful color shifts and layered color combinations that are not found in any other type of patterns. Because the glass is coated on both sides, this pattern is available in CLEAR ONLY. In addition the color combinations vary greatly and will come in a medley of random compositions.
We are currently offering a limited supply of full sheets in both 90 and 96 COE, and moving forward we will continue to offer this pattern in 4” x 4” squares. Mini-Double Splatter is a must see at our Las Vegas Show. We are confident this pattern will fly off of the shelves, so order now while supplies last.
Below are side-by-side comparison photos of our original Splatter Pattern and the new Mini-Double Splatter pattern for easy reference.
CBS has enhanced it's uncoated glass stock to include Wissmach 90 COE glass for coating. This glass substrate is a cheaper alternative to other 90 COE glass on the market and is an affordable, unique addition to our current 90 COE selection, and is now available in full sheets.
Please Note: Wissmach glass is sold as 'thin' glass (approx. 2mm in thickness). Standard glass is approximately 3mm thick.
Here are some photos in a few different colors to show you the new Wissmach textured glass types. All of the new Wissmach glass types are in the online glass ordering section on all full sheets of glass. Just click the arrow next to glass type on full sheets. > SHOP NOW
Brand New! Dichroic Extract!
CBS Worldwide Exclusive- Dichroic Extract
For the first time offered anywhere, exclusively at CBS. Not just a brand new product, but a brand new concept in Dichroic Coatings! CBS Dichroic extract is a pure form of our high quality coatings literally extracted OFF of the glass and preserved in a glass container. This innovative method recently created by glass blowing artist Brian Serck, gives the user a stable, brilliantly colored Dichroic effect. Available now, it comes in six solid colors, two types of Rainbow Patterns and a sample set. And, as there is no COE associated with the Dichroic Extract, it can be used much like a gold-flake or powder. We have seen amazing results when this new product is used in flame-working, glass blowing, fusing, stippling, painting and various other artistic methods, including the newest Brian Serck Dichroic Extract “spackling” technique.
The Dichroic extract is sold in sheet glass equivalencies, for example: One sheet worth of Dichroic Extract, ½ Sheet, ¼ sheet, and of course, a Sample Set. We are so excited about this new product and know you have many questions. We invite you to visit our web site to view art projects made with CBS Dichroic Extract.
Coatings By Sandberg, Inc. is sponsoring our 8th annual contest using Dichroic Glass in an artistic or functional piece. We will be accepting photographs of your art work and placing the winning photographs on our web site for the world to see what our talented customers create with our quality Dichroic Glass Coatings.
Coatings by Sandberg, Inc. Presents Jewel Tone 4" x 4" Ceramic Tiles
Dichroic Coated 4" x 4" black glazed ceramic tile. Pricing includes the cost of the base ceramic tile and the Dichroic coating that is applied to that tile. Please contact us directly for custom coated tile or custom coatings and patterns.
Offered for the first time anywhere: Dichroic Glass Frit Flakes
Coatings By Sandberg is now offering a smaller type of Dichroic Frit for use in fusing and all your glass art work and projects.Our current dichroic Frit size is coarse and this new Dichroic Frit is a medium size, so the individual pieces are much smaller. A versatile, fun, and unique new product to try!
Dichroic Glass Frit Flakes are available in 90 & 96 COE clear only and only in Rainbow. They are packaged in a ONE ounce tube that measures approx. 3/8" diameter and 11.5" inches long.
Brand New! Dichroic Coated Pinwheels in Boro Clear!
Technicolor Boro Pinwheels.
These double coated Pinwheels are available for a limited time in small only, on clear Boro.
They are priced the same as our other Technicolor packs, and will be for sale as long as supplies last. Excellent for use in all areas of Boro art glass!
Technicolor Pinwheels, new from Coatings By Sandberg.
These vibrant, multi-colored CBS Dichroic Glass images are custom designed by artist Sherburne Slack, and are available in three sizes. Small, 3/4" squares (20 Pieces), Medium, 7/8" squares, (10 pieces), and Large, 1" squares, (6 pieces). All packs come in random Dichroic color combinations and are offered in 90 & 96 COE, clear glass only!
Priced the same as our other Technicolor Packs, (Butterflies, Fish, Hearts, Star, etc.)
Please note: These are offered once a year only, and are available while supplies last.
Visit our booth in Las Vegas at the Glass Craft Expo March 30 - April 1st, to see these new products up close and in-person!
Introducing Technicolor Fish by Coatings by Sandberg, Inc.
"Tropical Fish" are now swimming your way! These multi-colored CBS Dichroic Glass images were custom designed in conjunction with artist Sherburne Slack, and are similar to our other Technicolor packs. These intricate images are available in two sizes: Medium (10 pcs. approx. 5/8" X 3/4") and Large (6 pcs. approx. 3/4" X 1"). All packs come in random Dichroic color combinations and are offered on 90 & 96 COE and Pyrex, clear glass only.
Borderline Patterns™ are now available in quarter sheets. Each quarter sheet is 1/4 of our 19" full sheet and contains approximately 65.5 square inches of glass. Choose from the 13 New Borderline Patterns in either 90 or 96 COE on clear and black glass. Available in Boro and 104 by special order. Call us for more information.
These are detailed patterns with intricate border colors and are unlike anything on the market today. Each unique pattern has different colored edges, depending upon the color and pattern of the Dichroic coating. The Borderline Patterns™ are created in our vacuum chambers during the coating process, which allows us to produce complex intricate coloring with eye-catching borders.
Pattern Quarter Sheet Samples
Shop our website now to see the brand new Borderline Pattern Quarter Sheets.
Coatings By Sandberg is releasing a brand new Borderline Pattern Starter Pack in 90 and 96 COE.
These sample packs contain a random sampling of 6 borderline patterns on thin clear glass and 6 borderline patterns on thin black glass.
ANNOUNCING: BORDERLINE PATTERNS
Coatings By Sandberg is releasing thirteen new patterns we are calling Borderline Patterns. These are detailed patterns with intricate border colors and are unlike anything on the market today. Each unique pattern has different colored edges, depending upon the color and pattern of the Dichroic coating. The Borderline Patterns are created in our vacuum chambers during the coating process, which allows us to produce complex intricate coloring with eye-catching borders.
Borderline Patterns will be sold as 4” x 4” and 2” x 4”,
90 and 96 COE, in a variety of Dichroic colors. Quarter sheets are available.
If you have never seen our fuse bar, it is an extremely helpful reference tool to assist artists with attaining “on-target” colors for all Dichroic fusing. They have been available to teachers and distributors for many years and are now available to the general public.
The fuse bar features 22 of our premium and standard colors fused four ways, side-by-side:
1)Dichroic on black. 2)Dichroic on clear. 3)Dichroic with a clear cap.4)Dichroic straight up.
The differences and similarities are readily seen and give a more definitive picture of target colors, which are clearly marked on the back.
If you truly want and need to have precise colors, and don’t want any more “happy accidents”, this is the fusing tool for you.
World Exclusive Crinklized Dichroic™: A New Dichroic Coating Product
Original CBS Dichroic is tried and true and known to fuse with a smooth finish.
Our new Crinklized Dichroic™ is the exact opposite- Fusing rough with a brilliantly colored coarse texture. When fusing with the coating exposed or capped, the Dichroic surface crinkles and crystallizes profusely sending thousands of miniature crystalline-like mirrors upward, positioning themselves in different directions. Each minute Dichroic surface attracts the light and sends it out in every direction, while the Dichroic crystals remain bonded to the surface of the glass exactly like our CBS original product.
The new coating is made of extremely thick crystal layers that are the key to the effects that we achieve from fusing the Crinklized Dichroic™. For over the past five years now, these new proprietary Dichroic coatings have been investigated, developed and tested, and are now available to the eager artist.
Our CBS research department has come up with an amazing new product- Dichroic Coated Copper Foil! In testing out this new product we have found that some of the benefits of the Dichroic copper foil are as follows:
½ the cost of Dichroic glass
Non COE specific (use with ANY type of glass).
Doesn’t need to be pre-heated – The coating jumps off of the copper and attaches to molten glass when marvering.