Here’s a fun project to do with our bottle bottom rocket mold.
Kiln wash the rocket mold
Mix 1/2 teaspoon white Float Fire frit with glow powder: Continue reading Fused Bottle Glass Glow Rocket
A lot of bottles get cut up around here, somewhere around 60 a week, and I’ve never been able to figure out what to do with the shoulder section of the bottles. I usually just pitch it into the city glass recycling system, which is fine I suppose. But it would be nice if I could just use them up.
Yet another use for the versatile Triangle Bead Mold kit. Even if you don’t make jewelry, you might want to buy one of these, they are pretty darn cool.
What we are doing today is using the whole length of the bead mold to make long triangular bar beads that can be used in windchimes.
Triangle Bead Mold Kit (includes mandrels and bead release)
flat bottle glass in desired colors
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. Continue reading Flaming Heart Windchime – Part 3
Since Valentines day is just a hop, skip and a jump away, I thought we’d do a heart pattern for January. Continue reading January 2015 – Free Kiln Carving Pattern
A question that shows up very frequently in my organic search terms is: What CoE is Bottle Glass? The answer is fairly easy – 82 – and it matters not at all. Continue reading Q & A Monday – 1/13/14
Sometimes, in the cold of winter, it’s hard to imagine a new year is right around the corner. This kiln carving pattern marks the start of the third year of kiln carving patterns. What started out as an experiment has turned into quite a ride! Thanks for coming along and sharing pictures of your own creations with me. If you’ve downloaded a pattern and used it, I would love to see it! Continue reading January 2014 Kiln Carving Pattern
Here we are again with Q & A Monday! These are all reader questions submitted via e-mail. Personal details have been omitted for privacy. If one of these questions is your and you’d like attribution and a back link, let me know. If you have a question of your own, send it on over via the contact form.
And we’re back with more questions from readers for Q & A Monday. Today’s questions are all about working with crushed recycled glass, or frit. I’ve left out the personal details for privacy, so if one of these questions is yours and you’d like attribution and a back link, please let me know. If you have a burning (melting?) glass question, send it on over. I may even have an answer for you.