Channel bead molds are great for making larger kiln formed beads. The outer two channels are slightly narrower for making smaller square beads, the center two channels slightly larger for making focal beads, or beads with two holes for more complex designs.
bottle glass of various colors
Kiln was the bead mold and prepare the mandrels.
Cut bottle glass into strips. I’m using 1/2″ wide strips for the outer two channels and 3/4″ wide strips for the inner two channels. I’m cutting each strip into 3/4″ lengths. Keep the glass from each bottle together and don’t mix them!
Add top piece of glass
Repeat until mold is full
Fire to a full fuse for 1/4″ glass.