Fused in Loops in Bottle Bottoms

One of the questions I get very frequently is “How do I make holes in bottle bottoms if I don’t want to drill?”  And I get it, drilling is only a tiny bit fun.  So, I did some experimenting and found I could fuse loops into my bottle bottoms.  While they aren’t the same as a hole, they are a solid workaround for drilling, and sometimes, a more attractive option. This tutorial has two different methods of adding loops to bottle bottoms when fusing, the first using a ring cut from the same bottle, the second using a scrap of glass from the same bottle.

Adding loops using a bottle ring

Adding loops using a scrap of glass

It is important to use glass from the same bottle for both of these methods. Mixing bottle glass should only be done after testing to make sure the bottles are compatible.

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