Patron tequila bottles are beautiful glass, handblown with bubbles, but the squat shape and square bottom makes it a difficult bottle to fuse and slump. Using my trusty tile saw and a few extra items, I made a birdfeeder that doesn’t require a kiln.
Patron bottle with cork
Heavy duty wire
weather proof glass glue or silicone
narrow tubing. I used 1/4″ plastic drip irrigation tubing
scissors or razor knife
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Not all pretty glass things have to be complicated! This cute little votive is very simple to make and takes only one firing. Continue reading Bottle Glass Votive – Tutorial
Last year at our Glass Art Guild of Utah meeting, we made glass name tags to wear at group shows so patrons can identify us. It’s always good to know who the artist is!
Continue reading Recycled Glass Name Tags – Tutorial
Fusing brass loops into recycled glass artwork is relatively easy and is a great way to add loops for wind-chimes and sun-catchers. The loops are probably a bit too chunky for jewelry, unless you’d doing industrial style jewelry, then you’re good to go.
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When you are looking to expand your tool kit of cool things that can be used to make recycled glass art, don’t overlook the craft store! Not all cool glass tools come from glass companies, there are a ton of scrap-booking and craft store items that can be (mis) used to good effect in the glass studio. Here are a few:
1. Scrapbooking molds
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The free kiln carving pattern for July is ready! As you may know, I live in the lovely state of Utah. We’ve had a very hot, dry, spring, and much of my state has been on fire for the past week or so. Continue reading July Kiln Carving Pattern