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Using Glass Enamels to Colour Custom Fused Glass Sepia Decals

Glass Enamel Project

In this technique video I’ll show you how I use glass enamels to colour the custom fusible decals you can easily make. When fired the decals come out a beautiful rich sepia colour, but if you want to colour them using glass enamels is one method.

This fused glass technique can be used on all your fused glass projects. Anything from small items like cabochons through to larger bowls and platters. It is especially relevant to decorative glass art.

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Cutting a Crystal Dichroic Cabochon into an Oval Shape.

Cabochon Tutorial

This material I made some time ago and have cut cabochons from it before, but it’s always an adventure. Sometimes they end up a big non-event, but this one isn’t that bad. Hard to see in the video, but it does have great flashes of colour.

Please ask any questions about this in the video comments. I would really appreciate any comments..

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Making a Fused Glass Tulip Platter with a Fusible Decal

Fused Glass Platter

This fused glass project uses a custom made fusible decal to add a sepia image to a platter. The decal is coloured with fine frit.

Techniques include making and applying the decal, slumping, cutting glass, slumping and applying frit for colour.

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Cabochon Tutorial, Cutting a Rich Blue Cushion Cabochon

Cabochon Cutting Video

The material I’m using here to cut this cushion cabochon promised something special. The rough had a rich blue colour with flashes of gold and pink. The final stone did not disappoint, though it did end up smaller than expected.

Please ask any questions about this in the video comments. I would really appreciate any comments..

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Cabochon Cutting Tutorial, Seam Dichroic Fused Glass

Fused Glass Tutorial

This video tutorial covers me hand cutting a piece of seam, or banded, dichroic fused glass. This is something I made as an experiment. It’s a mix of opaque and crystal, and hence needs to be set in the appropriate setting.

Please ask any questions about this in the video comments. I would really appreciate any comments..

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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How to Make Simulated Turquoise Using Fused Glass

Fused Glass Tutorial

Today I’ll be sharing how I make simulated Turquoise that I use for making cabochons and more. This can be cut up to make cabochons or sliced into pieces and incorporated into other fused glass projects.

The technique I use to make this isn’t complicated but there are a few considerations that you need to keep in mind.

You will need just your glass kiln, the relevant glass or frit, and some way to dam up the glass into a slab.

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Cutting a Red Oval Cabochon from New Material

Red Oval Cabochon

In this video tutorial I’ll show how I cut an oval cabochon from some experimental rough material. This material is similar to Jefanite, but is basically dichroic glass on a red background.

As I cut this piece you’ll see just how the red cabochon is revealed and in the end you can share your view of the material and finished cabochon in the videos comments.

The process involved includes 360 grit diamond wheels and a glass kiln for fire polishing at the end.

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Making Easter Egg Cabochons with Custom Decals Cut on a Cricut Machine

Easter Egg Cabochons

This fused glass video tutorial explores a new technique regards fusible decals. I use a Cricut Maker machine to cut the decals from fusible decal paper. Can’t say I’ve seen anybody else doing this, but there may be someone.

In the video I start with fusing up the egg shaped cabochons, then move onto how I use the Cricut machine to first design the cabs and then how to actually cut out the decals from fusible decal paper. We then go on to applying the decals and then firing them.

The video description contains links to related videos, a chapters list with time stamps and links to more resources.

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

Easter Cabochon Tutorial

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Making a Fused Glass Vortex Bowl

Fused Glass Bowl Project

In this fused glass video tutorial I show how I made a Vortex Bowl and the unfortunate surprise at the end. This is a little more challenging that some projects, but well worth the effort.

In the video I show you a few techniques, including using frit to make beautiful pattern, creating a channel vortex, using a ring saw to cut circles and draping a bowl.

The video description contains links to related videos, a chapters list with time stamps and links to more resources.

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

Fused Glass Bowl Project