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.
We start with glass and a bottle bottom mold (in this case the very popular Leaf mold):
The mold has been kilnwashed and is ready for fusing. Add the glass bottle bottom to the mold:
Then fuse using the full fuse schedule: