Fused Decorations

Turquoise hanger 2My daughter (not the one with the baby) made some curtains for our living room, and very nice they were too. I offered to make her something from glass for her house. She pointed me to another artist’s work so I got the inspiration from that. The artist obviously has a large kiln so I had to think about how to downscale to a microwave kiln.

I made the five stripey pieces as long as I could in the  microwave – about 6cm. The base of each piece is clear Tekta glass and then the top layer was alternate pieces of coloured and Tekta glass in order to maintain the regular sahpe. Glass wants to be 6mm thick when it is heated so you need two 3mm pieces thick to keep the shape.

I then took a regular piece of stained glass for the header and soldered the rings on. The individual pieces had bails glued on to provide hangers. Different lengths of chain and there you are.

I have made two more which are for sale in my Folksy shop (or will be tomorrow) if you would like to look: https://folksy.com/cosycreativecrafts.

My daughter’s hanger is unique though because I was able to use a mould on the bottom piece and make if curvy, However, it broke as the glass melted so she is the only one with that shaped piece, ah well.

One more fusing piece to go tomorrow and then I’ll move onto another glass technique

Jane

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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