Stacking joins vertically when fusing glass seems to be a concern for 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 do this very thing. You can then decided for yourself if this is a good practice or not.
Continue reading Should you Align Joins Vertically when Fusing Glass?
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.
Continue reading Making Plain Fused Glass Cabochons & Jewellery
This fused glass tutorial video is all about managing bubbles in your 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.
Continue reading Making a Bubble Grid Platter
Dichroic jewellery can be amazing, with many beautiful colours, patterns and textures. In this video, I’ll be showing you how 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.
Continue reading Making Fused Glass Dichroic Features for Jewellery
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.
Continue reading Making Plain Cabochons for Decals & Enamels
Christmas is close! It’s time to make some fused glass Christmas tree ornaments. They make fantastic gifts for family and friends, as well as great little sellers for markets.
In this video, I’ll cover everything in just 5 steps. Selecting the glass, cutting, layup, fusing, and then drilling a hole for a cord.
Continue reading Making Fused Glass Christmas Tree Decorations
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.
Continue reading Making Fused Glass Puddle Cabochons for a Glass Kiln or Microwave Kiln
Been trying powders myself and thought you may be interested.
I have created a few part sheets and decorated some bowls, but not good enough to show. Maybe in the future. I would be embarrassed at the moment.
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This video by Bullseye Glass was a great resource when I started glass fusing. There is nothing better than actually watching someone do something.
The 6mm rule for glass is one of the most important properties to remember when fusing and this video covers that well.
Hope you enjoy.
Continue reading Glass Fusing Basics by Bullseye