Butterfly Pendant from Plaster Inclusion
This tutorial builds on the previous post about Fusing with Plaster Forms. We’ll be using one of the Plaster of Paris butterflies that we made last time.
2 pieces of thin clear window or bottle glass
Plaster of Paris butterfly
1.25″ of 20 gauge Nichrome wire
Round Nose pliers
Channel Bead Mold Kit
Use the round nose pliers to bend the nichrome wire into a bail. We will be fusing this between layers of glass.
I like to bend mine to compliment the curve of the butterfly.
Trim the glass pieces to completely cover the butterfly and fit inside the channel. Place one piece of glass over the butterfly.
Place the nichrome bail on top of the glass in a position that compliments the butterfly. You can glue it in place with glass glue if you wish.
Add the second layer of glass, making sure that the wavy sides of the nichrome wire are covered.
Fuse using the full fuse firing schedule.