I have a group of crafting (or crafty!) friends and we meet up a few times a year, especially in the winter. We enjoy coffee and lunch while we have a ‘show and tell’ session. Who says it’s only for 5 year olds! Between us we knit, crochet, sew, make cards, make cords and play with glass.
One Saturday I invited them to my house and organised things so that they could all fuse a nugget. That’s the beauty of fusing with a microwave – you can do several fusings in a day and take the results home. Anyway, I laid my tray of tiny glass pieces out and they all dibbed in and created their own nuggets. With careful timing – 10 minutes to cook, 1.5 hours to cool all four friends were able to design, cook and take home their nugget – yes it was a long day but they were keen.
I laid my glass scraps out in this tray and then told them to rummage carefully with tweezers. They then trimmed the pieces with mosaic cutters. I also use a glass scorer to cut the glass scraps. Alternatively, I use the scraps as they are and make something unique every time.
Not only my friends but family members too have been able to have a go when they visit. It’s all very accessible and fun.