The adult and teen class had a great time learning about glass fusion.
We learned how to cut glass and how to layer it to achieve different effects.
- Cut on smooth side.
- First cut is a score line – cut from one edge to the next.
- Hold it straight up and down to make contact with glass.
- Use running pliers to break the glass – To adjust the pliers, screw it on then back off a bit. Works best when equal amounts on both sides of the pliers. For multiple lines, start in the middle and break into halves.
- If it doesn’t break, flip over and try on same line from the backside.
Layer glass pieces smooth side up to avoid bubbles.
Glue: Super glue burns off at 400 degrees. Glue on edges not center so it has a way to escape.
Sharpie: Black Sharpie burns off. Colors do not.
For the first project, we made glass frames/mirrors. We did this by constructing two layers and tack fusing them together and adding embellishments.
Here is a look at some of the finished projects:
Send me an email if you still need to come and pick up your glass.
Have a great weekend!