Don’t you love glass fusing? Nothing like smashing up some glass to rid yourself of tensions. Or even the more gently breaking it up. And then when your project transforms into a beautiful fused glass bowl, that’s the icing on the top.
This tutorial shows how you can take something so simple, apply quite a basic technique and end up with something beautiful.
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Last week I showed you a video about making Murrine. This week I’ll be making a square bowl using that Murrine.
I think you’ll love this video as it shows how a very simple Murrine pattern can be incorporated into a beautiful bowl.
The glass slumping mould we’ll use is a beautiful Japanese-style bowl.
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They give you a member-only community to be part of, extra benefits, such as extra videos and access to member-only areas. They give me a chance to interact with you so I can better understand what you need on the channel.
They also help me financially to replace materials etc. to help keep the channel active and growing.
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In this fused glass tutorial, I’ll be making some Murrine for a future project. I’ll be using a stainless steel mould I made myself out of a thin sheet of metal from a toilet brush holder. Yes, that’s what I said. It cost a couple of dollars at a cheap shop.
The process is fairly straightforward and lends itself to a lot of creative ventures. Check it out and let your imagination loose.
Continue reading Making Murrine in a Kiln, Sort Of, Fused Glass Tutorial
Yes, it’s a schlock clock. It’s a bit tacky, but making this fused glass clock taught me some valuable lessons. The technique is new to me, but I really like the idea and will surely try again.
While it didn’t work out as I wanted, the process is well worth exploring in future glass fusing projects. Take the time and watch the video. It won’t be a waste of time.
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In this project tutorial on fused glass trinket dishes, I’ll show you how I make two styles. One incorporates dichroic glass but has a saying finish. The other is decorated with glass frit and has a polished finish
The video tutorial talks about the dishes and shows the materials needed, the cutting of glass and assembly, the full fuse, some coldworking, and the final slump firing. At the end of the video, I answer a number of questions asked by viewers.
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Using the right combination of art glass together, such as Turquoise Blue and Vanilla, you can create some amazing patterns. In this fused glass tutorial video, I’ll be showing you how to use this reaction technique in making a wonderful fused glass bowl.
The video tutorial includes techniques for cutting the glass circles on a ring saw, applying the frit, fusing it all together, and then finally slumping it in the kiln to the final shape.
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Fused Glass part sheets are extremely versatile and can be used in many projects to create an entirely unique piece. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how I make two styles of fused glass part sheets. These can be used in your larger fused glass projects and in a later video I’ll show you how to use them to make unique cabochons for jewellery.
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While the sepia decals look fantastic on their own, you may wish to at least highlight a particular element in your design with some colour. So in this article I will show you how to add colour to sepia decals.
There are a couple of methods I will suggest here, and they each have pros and cons, but more importantly I am giving you just some starting points. With a little imagination and testing these methods can be expanded to produce some incredible results.
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My guess is that you’re wondering what the heck a Fertility Bowl is. Well, study the bowl for a few moments and I am sure you will understand why I called it that.
I didn’t intend to make a ‘fertility bowl’. It just seemed to evolve. Anyway, read on and I hope you enjoy.
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For some time I have been meaning to try a Colour de Verre mould for small fused glass jewellery pieces. Well, I finally made the time and you may, or may not, be surprised to find that using the moulds is not quite as simple as thought.
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