Tag Archive for fused bottle glass

Fused Gecko Pattern with Mica

geckomica1

Now that you have made your fused bottle glass gecko with the free pattern for October, what else can we do with him?  One thing to consider is adding mica to him for some color and sparkle!  It’s easy, grab your gecko and we’ll get started. Read more

October 2014 Free Kiln Carving Pattern

fused bottle glass geckoThe free pattern for October is this adorable little gecko, he’s perfectly sized for a 750 mL bottle.  You could also add a friend and use multiple geckos on a larger project. Read more

Q & A Monday – July 28, 2014

Jodi McRaney Rusho

Can you believe how fast time flies?  Already Monday again.  Today I’m answering questions about trying to cut bottles when Amazon doesn’t ship to your country, where to buy brass chain, fusing glass gems and some mica questions.  These are all actual reader questions, I’ve removed any personal details for privacy.  If you have a question, send it on over!

 

 

Q: Hi Jodi,
can you please guide me as to how can I buy a bottle cutting machine?
I live in India and Amazon.com has it only in the US for sale and it is beyond my reach.
Since this shall be difficult what other way would it be possible to lay me hands on
one such gadget.
I was also thinking of a drill machine with a diamond cutting blade. I am not sure
whether it is safe.
Please let me have your opinion.
With best wishes. Read more

Making Fusible Flat Glass from Bottles

Bottles before the fusing starts

This is a longer, extended version of a newsletter from last fall.  This topic turned out to be one of the most popular newsletters ever, and is still generating questions, hopefully, this extended version will answer those!

The downside of fusing with bottle glass is that it arrives at your studio curved.  Sometimes that’s okay, some projects can accommodate the curved glass.  Some projects, however, must be made with flat glass.

Making your bottle glass into flat pieces for fusing is relatively easy, there are a few steps: Read more

Q & A Monday – 6/2/14

Jodi McRaney RushoWelcome to Q & A Monday, where I answer reader questions. Today we also have a reader contributed tip, AND a question I don’t have an answer for.  Hopefully someone out there will be able to help us!  Personal details have been omitted for privacy reasons.  If one of these questions is yours and you’d like a back link, let me know.  If you have a question of your own, feel free to send it on over.
Q:  I LOVE your sense of humor, esp. about clumsy relatives, ha! I was SO excited to accidentally stumble across your website yesterday!! I signed up for your email immediately. I have saved wine and other pretty bottles until they’re spilling from the house onto the patio and deck. I KNEW there had to be other crafts to make besides circles for wind chimes. My question is, how do I cut the remaining bottle cylinder evenly in half vertically; after the bottom and neck have been removed? Do I have to buy a tile saw or other type of saw or can I score both sides, tap, and hope they separate relatively evenly at the same time? Read more

Tie Dye Fused Bottles

Tie Dye Fused Bottles

Tie Dye fused bottles are a fun take on the old flattened bottle trick. To make these, you need Glassline Paints and Mica Lusters from Thompson Enamel. Read more

Bottle Glass Frit Making – Guest Post

bottle tops for fritRecently, one of our readers, Beverly Frey conducted a series of experiments making bottle glass frit using her kiln and cold water.  She shared her results with us on facebook and has generously agreed to share her results in a blog post as well. Read more

Q & A Monday – 12/30/13

Jodi McRaney Rusho To finish out the year, I thought we’d do something fun today and list the top reader questions from 2014. These are the questions that I get asked the most often.

5.  Q.  How do I make glass donuts? Read more

December 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused Bottle Glass Star Ornament

December is the busiest month of the year in my studio, and then all at once, it’s quiet.  Which means there is finally time to make new designs and do fun stuff instead of production work.  This ornament pattern is quick and easy, so much so, the original is hanging on my tree at this moment! Read more

November 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused Recycled glass wreath ornament

November’s kiln carving pattern is a cute wreath, sized specifically for bottle bottoms.  It’s a quick and easy gift idea for friends and neighbors, and would look terrific in clear glass on a tree or in a window. Read more

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