If you use dichroic glass in any of your fused glass projects, you’ll probably have a lot of little scraps. They’re like gold! Expensive stuff dichroic glass.
In this video, I’m trying something new to reuse that dichroic glass scrap and make something that could be used for cabochons or as a feature in a project.
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Fused glass puddle cabochons would have to be one of the first projects many glass fusers would attempt. Especially if you’re into making jewellery. They are easy to make and suitable for a microwave kiln project. But there isn’t much control over the final look of the cabs, other than selecting colours and the sequence they are stacked in.
In this video, I’ll be showing you how to make puddle cabochons, but in a little more controlled way.
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In this video, I’ll be making plain coloured cabochons for applying decals and enamels. While a basic project, there are several factors to be considered.
During this glass fusing video tutorial, I’ll be discussing several important factors from choosing colours, cutting, laying up and fusing.
At the end, I’ll be showing examples of these cabochons with sepia decals, full-colour decals and enamels. The sepia decals can be designed by you and printed on special decal paper and a suitable laser printer.
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Puddle Cabochons are probably one of the first projects someone starting with fusing glass will undertake. In this video tutorial, I will cover the entire process of making puddle cabochons.
I’ll cover everything from selecting the coloured glass, cutting, breaking up into pieces, cleaning, safety and finally fusing into cabochons.
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There is one rule in working with glass; never throw anything out. Fusible glass is not cheap and you can always make something of all those little bits and pieces you will have left over. I say ‘will’ because this is inevitable.
We have containers of small offcuts, in all colours and patterns, transparent and opalescent. Something I would love to try sometime in the future is to melt a stack of these in a dam and rake them with a stainless steel rod. I think the result would be fantastic. But that will have to wait.
This time I decided to simply pile up a stack of offcuts and fuse them all together. The intention was to create a swirl of colour in a slab that could then be cut and cold worked for jewellery features, such a cabochons.
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