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Fusing a Part Sheet Platter ‘Magic Flying Carpet’

Fused Glass Platter

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.

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Making a Green Bowl ‘The Emerald Path’

Fused Glass Platter

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.

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Constructing Part Sheet Platter ‘Sky Tracks’

Blue Fused Glass Sky Tracks

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.

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Making a Geometric Design Fused Glass Chinese Bowl

Fused Glass Chinese Bowl

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.

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Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet – Black and White

Fused Lass Part Sheet

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.

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A Strip Construction Glass Fusing Part Sheet

Strip Construction Part Sheet

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.

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Making a Fused Glass ‘Flip It’ Bowl

Fused Glass Bowl

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.

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Making a Fused Glass Pattern Bar

Fused Glass Pattern Bar

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.

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I called it a Fertility Bowl!

Fused Glass Fertility Bowl

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.

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Making a Fused Glass Part Sheet

Fused Glass Part Sheet

If you are not already familiar with part sheets, they are simply custom made sheets of glass with some sort of pattern. The pattern could be anything, even plain colours if you desire.

These sheets are then cut up and used as components in some other project, such as a central feature in a glass bowl.

Anyway, this post is about creating a part sheet using powdered frit.

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Fused Glass Features for a Fireplace Mantle

Fuse Glass Fireplace Mantle

This is a simple little project that may give you some inspiration to use fused glass in new ways.

In our home we have a brick fireplace that has always looked quite bare. It has no mantle and really looks unfinished. So for a few years I have been looking for a suitable fireplace mantle to finish it off.

Finally, I found a very cheap, $20,  second-hand mantel that could do the job.

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Turquoise Fused Glass Honeycomb Bowl

Honeycomb Plate

This project has been hanging around on my list for some time now.  Not sure why exactly, but it may be because I knew it would be a little tedious. You will see what I mean a little later.

Anyway, the time came to give it a go.

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