Fused Glass Jewelry – May 2024


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Fused Glass Jewelry

May 21-June 11, Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Fused glass jewelry for folks with some or no fusing experience. This class is designed to give a broad experience of making all kinds of fused glass jewelry using a variety of techniques. If you currently make and sell glass art and would like to expand into jewelry, this one is for you!  goal of this class is to give you a solid basic understanding of many jewelry techniques so you can continue to create at home,  Class is limited to 8 students.

Class fees:  Class is $275 + $50 materials fee for a total of $325 per person.  Materials fee includes all findings, glass, firings and sales tax.

Hosted at Glass With a Past Studio, 82 W. Louise Avenue

TO REGISTER:  Add class to cart and check out, DOWNLOAD the information PDF from your receipt for complete instructions, location, materials, etc.

Course Outline:

Beginning class curriculum and projects, all materials and firings included.

Date – project



May 8 – Frit balls and cabochons

calibrated frit balls

fused glass pendants (4-6 depending on student speed)


Studio Rules

all those fiddly metal bits, what are they and why do we want or need them?

Findings and Project planning

Assembling premade jewelry parts

Fusing in holes and wires

Fusing with Inclusions

Cutting glass for cabochons

Designing and Cutting a project

basic fused glass pendants

May 16 – Working thick

Create a slab for jewelry

Assembling jewelry from last week


Chains, cords and incidentals

Working thick

Cutting and assembling project

Using powders, confetti, stringer, iridized glass, dichro, transparents/opaque, vitrograph and other goodies

May 23 – Coldworking and Finishing

Cut slab into pendants, earrings, bracelet focals (1-3 depending on student speed).

Earrings using round slab pieces cut with hole saw

Basic grinder faceted and carved clear thick pendant

Tools and safety

Using a wet tile saw

using grinders

using diamond hole saws

Using flex shafts and diamond bits

Evaluating slabs for jewelry

Cutting and grinding

firing schedules and fire polish


May 30 – Basic Wire wrapped pendant, earrings and bracelet

assemble all remaining glass pieces into finished jewelry (time permitting and student speed)

Wire wrapping tools

Basic wire wrapping

Adding wire wrapped components to jewelry

Pricing and presentation


Working with wire

Completing projects

After checkout, please download the information file from your receipt.  If you have any questions, please reach out and let me know through the contact page.