Fusing Steampunk into Fused Glass? Not a problem. Glass Fusing Tutorial

Embedding things in fused glass is interesting, to say the least. How about embedding watch cogs, steampunky sort of, into fused glass? Will it work. Well, let’s try it!

Project Information

Fused Glass Inclusions

In the YouTube video, you will find links to related videos, a chapter list with time stamps, and links to more resources.

Don’t forget, the glass I use is Bullseye 90 COE. I use Thinfire fiber paper on the shelf, but when fire polishing on my shelf, and slumping in moulds, I spray with boron nitride mould release.

This is just a test I’m performing for a couple of project ideas. I wanted to check I could embed something in glass, without it causing too many bubbles or disintegrating.

What I want to embed are a selection of watch parts, mainly small cogs. This to try and get an indistrial steampunk look.

My base is opaque white. This will be capped white clear. All 3 mm thick.

The schedule I used is below.

There wasn’t a lot I could do, other than clean everything and try to get the cogs to sit as flat as possible. Some did have small shafdts and these needed to be removed.

The end result was quite good, and I’m happy to continue with my other projects.

Have a look in the video to see the result.

If you have any questions please ask in the comments section on YouTube.

Tack Fuse Firing Schedule

  • #1 – 222 C (432 F) up to 535 C (995 F), hold 30 minutes.
  • #2 – 333 C (632 F) up to 670 C (1238 F), no hold
  • #3 – Full up to 760 C (1400 F), no hold
  • #4 – Full down to 482 C (900 F), hold 30 minutes
  • #5 – 65 C ( 149 F) down to 425 C (797 F), no hold
  • #6 – 132 C ( 270 F) down to 371 C (700 F), no hold

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