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Fused Glass Octagonal Dichroic Cabochon Faceted on Faceting Machine

Dichroic Jewellery

Today I’ll show you how I faceted a dichroic fused glass cabochon by hand on a faceting machine. This is a machine I normally use for faceting gemstones but thought I’d give the dichroic cab a go.

My goal was to see if I could do it, and then secondarily;y to see if I could fire polish in my kiln and retain the crisp facets.

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Can You Go With the Flow, Fused Glass Art, Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Project

This is a hard, fused glass project. Not because it’s technically challenging, because it’s emotionally challenging. This is about creating art. You have to let go of the need to control everything, to plan, and let the moment dictate what you create.

Watch as I struggle with myself to create a piece of art using scrap glass. It’s not as easy as it may sound.

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A Disaster, But a Nice One, Fused Glass Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Project

This fused glass tutorial video is mainly about repurposing a common kitchen item into a fusing mould. Making this fused glass platter included a couple of question marks. The end result wasn’t guaranteed.

Have a look at this tutorial as I make a part sheet to be used in the platter, cut it up with a ring saw, reassemble it, and take it through to a slump firing.

I’ll cover everything from design, materials through to the final slump into the platter. Firing schedules are included.

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Square Can Be Beautiful, If It’s a Fused Glass Bowl, Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Bowl

Last week we made a fused glass part sheet from some pattern bars. This week, we’ll make a square(ish) bowl from a section of that part sheet.

I’ll cover everything from design, materials through to the final slump into the platter. Firing schedules are included.

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Strip Construction Platter from a Design on My Jumper, Project Tutorial

Strip Pattern File

Yep, that’s right. I came from a design on my jumper. This fused glass tutorial makes a beautiful platter, using using strip construction basics. But there is a little, but pleasant, surprise during the process.

I’ll cover everything from design, materials through to final slump into the platter. Firing schedules are included.

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Kiln Carving Fused Glass is Fun, Try This, You’ll Love It.

Kiln Carving

You have to try kiln carving. In this fused glass tutorial, I’ll show you how I go about kiln carving. It’s a simple technique that produces fantastic results.

In the video tutorial, I’ll show you the basic techniques to produce two, very different coasters. I’ll talk about many things, that include the basic principle, materials you’ll need, firing schedule, and more.

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Glass Weaving Demystified!

Glass Weaving

The glass fusing technique of weaving glass has a little bit of mystery about it. In this tutorial, I’ll try to demystify that for you. I’ll be showing how I weave glass to create beautiful fused glass art.

The video tutorial will talk about design, materials, and equipment needs. It will also cover any cutting and assembly required, and all kiln firing through to the final firing.

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Using Strip Construction to Make Fused Glass Cabochons

Fused Glass Cabochon

Strip construction is a well-known technique in making fused glass items. In this video tutorial I’ll show you how to make fused glass cabochons using strip construction.

Glass fusing with the strip construction method involves cutting strips of different coloured glass then assembling them in some sort of pattern, on edge, before full fusing. That’s exactly what we’ll be doing in this glass fusing project

The video tutorial will talk about design, materials, and equipment needs. It will also cover any cutting and assembly required, and all kiln firing through to the final full fuse firing.

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Making a Fused Glass Dolphin Bowl, Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Bowl Tutorial

This fused glass dolphin bowl is a great project that doesn’t require high-level skills. The techniques are basic, though the end result is very impressive. A great project for anyone. If you’re looking for a great fun glass fusing project, this is one to consider.

The video tutorial will show you the selection of glass, the design, cutting, assembly, and firing, through to the final slump firing.

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Fused Glass Colur Reaction Platter, Project Tutorial

Glass Reaction Platter

This tutorial will show you how I made this fused glass colour reaction platter. It uses Tomato Red and Turquoise for the reaction. The red containing sulphur and the turquoise containing copper.

The video tutorial will show you the selection of glass, the design, cutting, assembly, and firing, through to the final slump firing.

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Making Fused Glass Reaction Test Samples

Fused Glass Reaction Samples

When it comes to glass fusing, testing techniques are part of the process. If you’re trying something new, or just want to check how something will look, it’s always preferable that you perform a test. Glass fusing reactions are one of those things where you need to understand what happens in order to design a project.

The video tutorial will show how I make some reaction test strips, using mainly opal glass. It will show you the colours I use, the final reactions, and my observations.

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Want to Make this Fused Glass Segment Bowl? Tutorial to Show How

Fused Glass Bowl Tutorial

In this fused glass video tutorial, I’ll be showing you how I made this segment bowl. It’s made by cutting each segment individually and then fitting them together, before firing and slumping into a mould.

The video tutorial shows the materials needed, the cutting of glass and assembly, the full fuse, some coldworking, and the final slump firing.

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