Once you’ve mastered the basic kiln formed triangle bead, you can move on to more advanced beads. For instance, adding painted stripes to your triangle glass beads is a quick way to add color and fun to jewelry designs. Read more
Archive for Fusing
Well, we’ve been doing kiln carving patterns together for a long time now, I thought it might be fun to switch it up and make a pattern that is a slightly different shape and can be used in many different ways.
Step 1 – Download the pattern
Hello there, it’s been a while since we’ve had a Q & A Monday. Today I’m answering reader questions and sharing both the question and the answers with you. I’ve removed personal details for privacy reasons. Ready? Grab some coffee and let’s get started! Read more
Triangle bead molds are now available in the online shop. These clever molds are double sided, giving you two kiln formed bead making options in one mold. One side makes triangle shaped beads, the other makes rounded tube beads. Read more
The most frequent question that I get is “Can I fuse different kinds of bottles together? I saw someone else doing it and it seems to work.” followed by “My fused bottle projects are breaking in the kiln or later, how do I fix that?” See the pattern? So, I thought I’d show you what is happening IN the glass when you fuse different bottles together. Read more
In your fused recycled glass travels, don’t overlook float glass. Sure, it might seem like large sheets of clear window glass couldn’t be more boring, but it’s really an incredibly versatile tool. Not only is it possible to get large pieces for big projects, you can add so many things to float glass. Today I’ll show you how to add color pattern and texture to float glass, you could also use your larger sheets of bottle glass. (this technique would work with art glass as well, just use 1/4″ thick glass and make sure you use art glass firing schedules.)
After a month of hearts, I decided to go with something a little less holiday specific. We have a lot of hummingbirds in Utah during the spring and summer, so we’ll work on a flock of those for the month of February.
cut proof surface
vintage plate (or other glass of your choice)
glass drill/dremel tool
monofiliment Read more
Wondering what to do with all of the bottle glass frit balls we made a while back? Not sure what to do for Valentine’s day? Well, here you go.
These pendants remind me of a classic (in)famous Utah dish called Ambrosia Salad. Essentially jello, cool whip and fruit cocktail all mixed together to make an opaque white-ish not actually food stuff with bits of un-naturally colored fruit floating in it. Read more
Today we are making the bottle glass chimes for the flaming heart windchime that we’ve been working on the past couple weeks. The pattern for the windchime is the free January Kiln Carving Pattern. If you are just joining us, it would be good to read Fusing the Windchime top and Adding Color Frit at some point. Read more