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Fusing a Wedding Photo onto a Platter, Glass Fusing Project Tutorial

Fusible Decal Project

How do you get a photo onto a fused glass platter or bowl? By turning it into a fusible decal and fusing it on. This is exactly what this video tutorial is all about.

This project is actually a very belated wedding gift for my grandson and his partner. It is very belated, as I waited for ages to get opaque white glass supplied and, of course, I was very slack. Sorry, Jacob and Mikayla.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as the cutting of glass, firing and slumping.

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Can’t work out which side the dichroic coating is on? This is my method.

Dichroic Glass Tip

Thank you Carol for asking this. With dichroic glass that is dichro on clear, it can be difficult to work out which side the dichroic coating is on. This is my method to determine which side the dichroic coating is on.

This is only a very short video but I just thought this is an often-asked question and you may find my method a suitable solution.

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Making Dichroic Pool Cabochons, Fused Glass Project Tutorial

Making Fused Glass Cabochons

These fused glass dichroic cabochons have a pool-like effect. Like looking down through a pool of water to a dichroic bottom. Some of the dichroic layer breaks up and floats up the sides of the cabochon towards the top of the cab, to form the edges of the pool.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as cutting the odd-shaped glass, plus coldworking with a grinder and sandblasting. Finally, I cover the full fusing, fire polishing, and glass slumping.

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Will a 40+ Year Old Ceramic Decal Work on Fused Glass? Project Tutorial

Vintage Decal Glass Fusing Project

This 40+ year old ceramic decal has had a hard life. Will it still work, especially on fused glass?

Well, that’s a good question. It has been creased, beaten around, stained and more, but it’s a nice decal and worth trying.

Keep reading for more project information, and a YouTube video of the full tutorial adventure as I fuse up a platter, apply the decal and finally slump it into a nice platter shape.

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Claw Setting for a Fused Glass Cabochon, Tutorial Project

Claw Setting

If you’ve wanted to make a pendant setting for one of those beautiful fused glass cabochons you have, this is the tutorial for you.

It’s Ann and myself in this one. We’ll be going through how Ann makes a claw setting for a fused glass cabochon. This isn’t a full detailed jewellery-making video but does cover all the steps required in making the setting.

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Fused Glass Mesh Melt Platter, Project Tutorial Part 3

Fused Glass Tutorial

This is the third and last part of that platter project using the pieces from that fused glass pattern bar made in the mesh melt project. If you haven’t already seen Part 1 of that platter project , or Part 2 I suggest you watch them first.

In this part, I’ll finish off with some coldworking and then the final slump into the platter.

The tutorial includes the design, materials, equipment information, and the full fuse to make the piece.

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Fused Glass Mesh Melt Platter, Project Tutorial Part 2

Fused Glass Project

This is the second part of that platter project using the pieces from that fused glass pattern bar made in the mesh melt project. If you haven’t already seen Part 1 of that platter project I suggest you watch it first.

In this part, I’ll continue with cutting and cold working the glass, then doing a full fuse to create the platter.

The tutorial includes the design, materials, equipment information, and the full fuse to make the piece.

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Fused Glass Mesh Melt Question. What’s The Design? Project Tutorial Part 1

Fused Glass Mesh Melt

Remember that fused glass mesh melt project? So what is the final design? Will it stay in one piece or be sliced up into strips? The decision has been made. In this, the first part of this project, I’ll talk about the design and start making the piece.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, the full fuse to make the piece, the slump, and the final review.

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Mesh Melt, I Think, Using Scrappy Mesh! Fused Glass Tutorial

Pot Melt Pattern Bar

This glass fusing tutorial starts a bit dodgy, and ends up …😀 Follow me as I use a dodgy bit of steel mesh to try and create a pattern bar. You’ll love it, or at least have a laugh.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, the full fuse to make the pattern bar and the final review.

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Stack It! Fuse It! Love It? Fused Glass Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Project

This glass fusing project tutorial is all about stacking glass and making a Japanese bowl. The technique is not hard but results in a beautiful piece.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as cutting the odd-shaped glass, plus coldworking with a grinder and sandblasting. Finally, I cover the full fusing, fire polishing, and glass slumping.

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Amazing Iridised and Dichroic Platter. Fused Glass Project Tutorial

Iridised Platter Project

In this tutorial, we’ll be making a platter using iridised and dichroic glass. The technique is one I especially love as I’m sure you will.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as cutting the glass with a ring saw, and coldworking including sandblasting, fusing, fire polishing, and slumping.

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Flow Bowl? Skip The Bar! Fused Glass Project Tutorial

Fused Glass Flow Bar Project

Skip the flow bar, or pattern bar if you prefer. Go straight to the fused glass bowl. In this glass fusing project tutorial, I’ll be making a beautiful bowl using flow bar techniques.

The video tutorial includes the design, materials, and equipment information, as well as cutting the glass with a ring saw, and coldworking including sandblasting, fusing, fire polishing, and slumping.

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