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
The 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. Continue reading October 2014 Free Kiln Carving Pattern
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. Continue reading Q & A Monday – July 28, 2014
Welcome 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? Continue reading Q & A Monday – 6/2/14
5. Q. How do I make glass donuts? Continue reading Q & A Monday – 12/30/13
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! Continue reading December 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern
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. Continue reading November 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern
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?
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. Continue reading October Kiln Carving Pattern
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