Did it work? This is my third attempt at making a fused glass drop vase. If you watched the other two tutorial videos they ended in rather spectacular failures. The first was a total flop. If you watched the video you’ll know what I mean. In the second tutorial, the end was explosive.
Well, I’ve tried to take lessons from the previous failures and do it again. Did it work or not? Watch the video to find out.
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In this fused glass tutorial, we’ll be making a pattern bar. I have a project in mind and for that, I need a pattern bar for the feature. In glass fusing, you’re often looking for a feature central to the project, and pattern bars provide a great solution. This one will be green in theme and with a random pattern.
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Some time ago I made a video showing how to make simple fused glass cabochons with some ideas for using them in fused glass jewellery. In this video glass fusing project tutorial, I’m showing you how we take those cabs and make them into simple stud earrings.
If you want to see how I made the cabs this video on YouTube will help.
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Yes, this is my second go at making a fused glass drop vase using a ring mould. The first didn’t work out very well, but this one may.
In this video, I’m using another failed project as the base glass. This is then decorated and fused into the main price of fused glass that will be used to slump through the drop mould.
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If you use dichroic glass in any of your fused glass projects, you’ll probably have a lot of little scraps. They’re like gold! Expensive stuff dichroic glass.
In this video, I’m trying something new to reuse that dichroic glass scrap and make something that could be used for cabochons or as a feature in a project.
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Fused glass puddle cabochons would have to be one of the first projects many glass fusers would attempt. Especially if you’re into making jewellery. They are easy to make and suitable for a microwave kiln project. But there isn’t much control over the final look of the cabs, other than selecting colours and the sequence they are stacked in.
In this video, I’ll be showing you how to make puddle cabochons, but in a little more controlled way.
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Last week I performed a few glass fusing tests. Each was quite different. This project is based on just one of those tests. I regularly recommend that it’s well worth making tests, just to see what happens, especially if you’re about to try something new. This project demonstrates the value of tests.
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Quite often I have random thoughts about trying different things when fusing glass just to see what happens. These little tests often produce results that are interesting and can be duplicated for a project. In this video, I try 3 tests, but these will become fused glass coasters.
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We all love the brilliance of dichroic glass, but to me, it’s a love-hate relationship. When fusing, it rarely fires as you would think. In fused glass projects, it looks great, but you must test it. The best thing you can do with dichroic glass is to test it before using it in jewellery or your fused glass projects.
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One fused glass project I’ve never tried before is making a drop-out bowl, or vase, using a drop-out mould/ring. So this is a learning experience for me. The principle is simple; put a thick slab of glass on top, fire it until it softens, and slumps through the hole. What can go wrong!
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In this video, I’ll be restoring a black and white plate. It has a small chip and the owner requested a polished rather than matte finish. This means we have to flatten it, polish it and then slump it back into its original shape.
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This is part 2 of the Lovely Llama project. In this glass fusing project, I’ve got two llamas on a simple platter. In this second part I complete the assembly, full fuse it, coldwork and then fire polish before slumping it in a mould.
If you’re familiar with the glass fusing strip construction technique, I think you’ll still enjoy this project. It is a little demanding, both on technique and patience, but it’s well worth the effort.
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