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Topic: Fun with the GLASS SAW! :) Micro - mini tutorial in shaping fused glass...  (Read 3287 times)
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« on: April 26, 2007 09:21:32 AM »

Here's a super easy glass project that any beginning fuser can do...looks hard....SUPER easy.  The hardest part is in having a glass saw...but I have one, so..c'mon over and hang out in my studio!

First, start with a potmelt (tutorial is around here somewhere in this forum)...OR...just a 2-layered pre-fused piece of glass ( WATCH YOUR COE's)...


This heart was formed by simply shaping the bottom portion with my grinder into the "V" shape.

Then, with the glass saw, simply cut out another "V" shape at the top, grind a tad with your grinder and a small bit (I didn't need to do much here)...and firepolish and anneal...viola.  You have created a fused glass heart.

You can make ALL kinds of shapes this way.  A circular piece of glass becomes a daisy....a freeform glob becomes a splat...easy peasy!

Have fun!



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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007 10:44:15 AM »

that heart pendant is absolutely gorgeous! amazing job. the colors are so great. fantastic job!

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007 12:47:19 PM »

I especially love the colour! So pretty.

It was interesting to read your tutorial even though I don't do fused glass!

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007 12:48:38 PM »

Awww...thanks, Rox and Sunny...You two are so sweet.



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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007 04:28:11 PM »

great tip! thanks for sharing. i am scared of my saw. not used it yet!! might give this a go and see how i get on Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011 04:30:46 PM »

Glass fusing looks like such a great hobby. I'd love to get into it but aren't the tools kind of expensive? Your pendant looks awesome though.

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