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Cutting a Blue Green Oval Cabochon from Scrap

Cabochon Tutorial

A piece of blue green Jefanite that was left over from a larger slab, really didn’t inspire me too much. However, after some thought I decided to cut it and the result was a beautiful oval cabochon. This cabochon will make a wonderful pendant or other item of jewellery.

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Making an Aqua Fused Glass Pebble Bowl

Fused Glass Bowl

In this fused glass tutorial I use a technique commonly called the ‘dilution technique’ to make a beautiful bowl. While I’m changing that technique a little, the basics are the same.

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Bowl

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Hand Cutting a Fiery Blue Fused Glass Cabochon for Jewellery

Fused Glass Cabochon

In this cabochon cutting tutorial I’ll be cutting a piece of rough fused glass into an oval shape.

The piece of rough was nearly discarded until I took a close look. The piece had some fiery flashes and an interesting internal structure. I then decided to cut the piece and it didn’t fail to surprise..

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Making a Dichroic Fused Glass Suncatcher

Dichroic Suncatcher

Fused glass suncatchers can be amazing with the way they play with light. In this fused glass video tutorial I’ll show you how to make a simple suncatcher that is open to a lot of creative variations. I’ll discuss the materials, preparation, assembly, kiln and firing schedule with some extra design options at the end.

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Suncatcher

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How to Find Cool Spots in Your Glass Fusing Kiln

Glass Kiln

Glass fusing kilns come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they have in common is the potential to have cool spots. These are areas within the kiln where the temperature is slightly cooler than the rest of the kiln. This means that the glass in those areas will not process as much as in other areas.

In this video I’ll talk about why its’ important to know your kiln, some of the reasons why cool spots may exist, and a simple test I perform to find where in a new kiln these cool spots may occur.

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Making Fused Glass Part Sheets

Fused Glass Video Tutorial

Fused Glass part sheets are extremely versatile and can be used in many projects to create an entirely unique piece. In this video tutorial I’ll show you how I make two styles of fused glass part sheets. These can be used in your larger fused glass projects and in a later video I’ll show you how to use them to make unique cabochons for jewellery.

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Fused Glass Part Sheets

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Should you Align Joins Vertically when Fusing Glass?

Fused Glass Joins

Stacking joins vertically when fusing glass seems to be a concern with some artists. Because of this concern, I thought it necessary to address it specifically.

To do this I’ll show you a number of projects where I have don’t this very thing. You can then decided yourself if this is a good practice or not.

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Fused Glass Joins
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How to Hand Cut a Fused Glass Puddle Cabochon

Cutting a Puddle Cabochon

In this cabochon cutting tutorial I’ll be cutting a puddle cabochon into an oval shape.

Being a puddle cabochon its shape is irregular and I need a cabochon that is a uniform oval shape and size. Mainly because I want to set it into a symmetrical oval low sided bezel setting. If I was happy to make a custom setting with high sides, I wouldn’t need to do this, but that’s not the aim here.

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Making Plain Fused Glass Cabochons & Jewellery

Video Tutorial for Simple Cabs

These plain and simple fused glass cabochons are very versatile. This fused glass tutorial will show you how to make these and how to use them to make jewellery and to use as decoration on larger fused glass pieces.

This is a very easy project so please give it a go and let me know how it works for you.

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Video Tutorial for Simple Cabs
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Making a Bubble Grid Platter

Fused Glass Platter

This fused glass tutorial video is all about managing bubbles in you glass art. This project intentionally creates bubbles in a uniform pattern, a regular grid.

This is a challenging project but please give it a go. The video covers everything you need to know, from glass selection through to the final full fuse of the finished piece..

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

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Making Fused Glass Dichroic Features for Jewellery

Dichroic Features Video Tutorial

Dichroic jewellery can be amazing, with many beautiful colours, patterns and textures. In this video I’ll be showing you haw I make a particular style of dichroic features for jewellery. These can be made in a full glass kiln, or in a microwave kiln.

As usual, I’ll discuss many factors, as well as lead you through the full technique I use. This will show you step-by-step exactly how I make the features.

At the end of the video I will show you the final pieces attached to bails and made up as pendants.

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I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Dichroic Video Tutorial
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Making Plain Cabochons for Decals & Enamels

Plain Cabochons

In this video I’ll be making plain coloured cabochons for applying decals and enamels. While a basic project, there are several factors to be considered.

During this glass fusing video tutorial I’ll be discussing several important factors from choosing colours, cutting, laying up and fusing.

At the end I’ll be showing examples of these cabochons with sepia decals, full colour decals and enamels. The sepia decals can be designed by you and printed on special decal paper and a suitable laser printer .

The video description contains links to related videos, a chapters list with time stamps and a link to where you can purchase the decal paper.

I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.

Plain Cabochons Tutorial Video