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Bottle Glass Frit Making – Guest Post

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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

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Q & A Monday – 12/30/13

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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

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December 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

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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

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November 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

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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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Kiln Carving Pattern April 2013

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Duckling kiln carving

Free Kiln Carving Pattern for April

It may not look like it from the picture, but it has been a pretty rainy April so far here in Utah.  Even the ducks are tired of the rain.  This cute ducky kiln carving pattern brightens things up though.  Who doesn’t love ducklings?

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October Kiln Carving Pattern

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Kiln Carving patter with Zombies

October’s kiln carving pattern is sheer fun.  Zombies are always a source of entertainment around here, from the informal competition to tell the WORST zombie joke ever to mock brain eating’s.  I’ve taken it one step further and designed a kiln carving just for Zombie Lovers. Read more

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Fused Bottle Glass Donuts and Rings

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Fused Recycled Bottle Glass Donuts

A common question from new recycled glass artists is “How do I make glass donuts and rings?”  Happily, I’m here to tell you. Read more

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September Kiln Carving Pattern

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kiln carving moon pattern

September’s kiln carving pattern is very easy, perfect for beginners!  With just 5 parts to cut and remove, it’s also a quick and easy project to fill that last empty corner of the kiln. Read more

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August Kiln Carving Pattern

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bottle glass kiln carving

The free kiln carving pattern for August is a geometrical pattern designed specifically for use with 1.5L bottles.

1.  Download the free pattern Read more

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Fusing with Bottle Glass

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Bottles before the fusing starts

Learning to use bottle glass to produce glass art is a really great idea.  Not only because there are a ton of projects that can be made, but it’s fun!  Because bottles are relatively abundant, there’s less pressure to be perfect.  Being able to start over with minimal expense is a great way to get over the new project jitters and branch out.

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