Puddle Cabochons are probably one of the first projects someone starting with fusing glass will undertake. In this video tutorial I will cover the entire process of making puddle cabochons.
I’ll cover everything from selecting the coloured glass, cutting, breaking up into pieces, cleaning, safety and finally fusing into cabochons.
I will also touch on making the cabochons in a microwave kiln, and offer an alternative technique.
I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.
Wishful thinking on my part! Always wanted a magic flying carpet. Off to mysterious lands and all that. Well, this glass fusing tutorial for a platter, that includes a part from a part sheet, may not create a real flying carpet, but it satisfies something inside me.
So, I had this part sheet I made back a bit (see this post Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet), and the pattern just reminded me of an oriental carpet. That’s the inspiration. So here’s how I put it together.
Continue reading Fusing a Part Sheet Platter ‘Magic Flying Carpet’
This tutorial for making an emerald green, black and white fused glass bowl uses a fused glass part sheet that I posted about earlier. The black and white part sheet was just crying out to be used.
After a bit of contemplation, no, not about my navel, about the design, I came up with a nice simple approach.
Continue reading Making a Green Bowl ‘The Emerald Path’
The term ‘fused glass’ really does apply to this project. It uses a ‘selected’ part of a part sheet and virgin (should I use that word) glass to construct a beautiful decorative sling platter.
Ok, I’m using a bit of artistic license here. The term ‘sling’ I use when talking about a platter that is simply a flat rectangular, or square, piece that has been slumped in the middle, like a slung hammock. Am I stretching that artistic license a bit?
Anyway, this platter uses a piece from a part sheet I posted a little while back – A Strip Construction Glass Fusing Part Sheet. I hope you find it interesting.
Continue reading Constructing Part Sheet Platter ‘Sky Tracks’
This little fused glass bowl started out, in my head, as a very balanced and uniform geometric design, but ended up a lot more random. But I think that’s the beauty of glass art, you can just adapt to your design whims.
At least, to a point. I suppose the glass does dictate a little, but there is so much you can do with glass. More than you may realise.
Continue reading Making a Geometric Design Fused Glass Chinese Bowl
Can’t say I’m a fan of cold working fused glass. It can be a bit tedious and also a little stressful. But it has to be done and the easier it is, as far as I’m concerned, the better.
So what do you do if you only have a small budget? Well, you make do, a lot. I do have a smaller budget and can’t just buy all those nice things like belt sanders etc, so I had to find a few alternatives. This article is all about how my station for cold working fused glass came about.
Continue reading My Station for Cold Working Fused Glass
Fused glass part sheets are a great way to add interesting elements to your glass art. They can include many colours and complex patterns, but sometimes you just want something simple, like a classic black and white design.
In this tutorial I’ll cover a very simple way to create two versions of a classic black and white fused glass part sheet. One is white on black, the other black on white.
Continue reading Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet – Black and White
Glass fusing part sheets are a great way to add interesting elements to your pieces. They can be used in so many ways. It all comes down to your creativity.
In this glass fusing tutorial I will cover just one method to make a part sheet. It is simple, but very flexible and gives you many choices as far as colour combinations etc. The method is strip construction.
Continue reading A Strip Construction Glass Fusing Part Sheet
I just love making glass art, and I especially love adding a little something extra to the pieces I make. This fused glass bowl has that litte extra, though it may not be obvious at first glance.
In this fused glass project you may have to look twice to get the message, but it is there and if you make one similar you will love the surprise comments from others when they have a second look.
Continue reading Making a Fused Glass ‘Flip It’ Bowl
Don’t you just love fused glass pattern bars? They are so versatile. You can slice them up and use them in so many projects. And the possible patterns are endless.
This post shows how I made a simple red, white and blue pattern bar.
Continue reading Making a Fused Glass Pattern Bar
We make sure our glass products, Glass Art and Jewellery features, have all been carefully annealed to ensure strength and long life. However, you should care for Glass Art as it is still glass and misuse can result in damage.
Continue reading Care for Glass Art, for Long Life
My guess is that you’re wondering what the heck a Fertility Bowl is. Well, study the bowl for a few moments and I am sure you will understand why I called it that.
I didn’t intend to make a ‘fertility bowl’. It just seemed to evolve. Anyway, read on and I hope you enjoy.
Continue reading I called it a Fertility Bowl!