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Making an Aqua Fused Glass Pebble Bowl

Fused Glass Bowl

In this fused glass tutorial I use a technique commonly called the ‘dilution technique’ to make a beautiful bowl. While I’m changing that technique a little, the basics are the same.

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

Fused Glass Bowl

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Making a Dichroic Fused Glass Suncatcher

Dichroic Suncatcher

Fused glass suncatchers can be amazing with the way they play with light. In this fused glass video tutorial I’ll show you how to make a simple suncatcher that is open to a lot of creative variations. I’ll discuss the materials, preparation, assembly, kiln and firing schedule with some extra design options at the end.

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

Fused Glass Suncatcher

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How to Find Cool Spots in Your Glass Fusing Kiln

Glass Kiln

Glass fusing kilns come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they have in common is the potential to have cool spots. These are areas within the kiln where the temperature is slightly cooler than the rest of the kiln. This means that the glass in those areas will not process as much as in other areas.

In this video I’ll talk about why its’ important to know your kiln, some of the reasons why cool spots may exist, and a simple test I perform to find where in a new kiln these cool spots may occur.

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Making Fused Glass Part Sheets

Fused Glass Video Tutorial

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

Fused Glass Part Sheets

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Should you Align Joins Vertically when Fusing Glass?

Fused Glass Joins

Stacking joins vertically when fusing glass seems to be a concern with some artists. Because of this concern, I thought it necessary to address it specifically.

To do this I’ll show you a number of projects where I have don’t this very thing. You can then decided yourself if this is a good practice or not.

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Fused Glass Joins
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Making Plain Fused Glass Cabochons & Jewellery

Video Tutorial for Simple Cabs

These plain and simple fused glass cabochons are very versatile. This fused glass tutorial will show you how to make these and how to use them to make jewellery and to use as decoration on larger fused glass pieces.

This is a very easy project so please give it a go and let me know how it works for you.

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

Video Tutorial for Simple Cabs
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Making a Bubble Grid Platter

Fused Glass Platter

This fused glass tutorial video is all about managing bubbles in you glass art. This project intentionally creates bubbles in a uniform pattern, a regular grid.

This is a challenging project but please give it a go. The video covers everything you need to know, from glass selection through to the final full fuse of the finished piece..

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

Fused Glass Bubble Grid Platter
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Making Fused Glass Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas is close! It’s time to make some fused glass Christmas tree ornaments. They make fantastic gifts for family and friends, as well a great little sellers for markets.

In this video I’ll cover everything in just 5 steps. Selecting the glass, cutting, layup, fusing and then drilling a hole for a cord.

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

Fused Glass Christmas Tree Decorations
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Coaster 2mm Fusible Glass Test

Fused Glass Coasters

In our current stock of glass we have a lot of 2mm Bullseye fusible 90 COE glass. This is fine for some projects, but for others there is the problem of not enough glass volume.

If you are not aware, surface tension tends to try and make glass conform to a thickness of 6mm. For example, if you full fuse a 10mm piece of glass for long enough it will flow out and form a larger piece just 6mm thick. Alternatively, if the piece is less than 6mm it will try to pull in on the sides to reach that 6mm thickness.

So if you start with 3mm clear as a base and then add a 2mm layer, a total of 5mm, a full fuse will probably result in the sides of the piece pulling in. To see if we could make a piece with a 3mm base and a deco layer just 2mm we decided to make some coasters like this as a test.

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Clear Capped Cabochons

Clear Capped Cabochons

In this firing I tried making cabochons with three layers of glass. This probably is a more normal method, capping with clear glass, so I expected this to work well and with few issues. As usual, I added a few other bits to see what happened.

This probably going to be my approach always; adding extra bits to fill in space and for testing. Making good use of the space in a kiln is surely much more economical and a good practice to adopt, but thinking of what to include does take a bit of thought.

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