Friends and Fusing

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.

Ta ra



Published by Cosy Creative Crafts

Hi My name is Jane and I live in North Oxfordshire, UK. I started making greetings cards and jewellery, progressed to working with stained glass, played with a microwave kiln for small fused glass items and then went all the way with a studio and kiln. I then explored lampworking and enjoy playing with hot glass too.. I have also been a knitter and crochet(ter?) since childhood. I enjoy playing with colour - the brighter the better in my opinion. I attend craft fairs each year in the local area as my glass is attractive face to face. I also run workshops in my garden studio and love to share my skills with others.

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