Monday, 20 February 2012

Fused Glass

Fused glass heart
Green and orange
A few weeks ago Pickle-Lily and I went to Connies to take part in a fused glass workshop. We had a super Sunday afternoon cutting coloured glass and then using drops of superglue to fix it to clear glass. The glue is temporary as when the glass is fired it melds together and all the sharp edges become smooth. P and I made hearts for Valentines or Mothering Sunday, and rectangles where we could be creative.

Rainbow
Careful cutting
We loved doing this, it was simple and very effective, but sadly we can not afford a kiln.
During the week I will be visiting all the other blogs other at Wendy's for Handmade Monday . Thank-you to Wendy for my brilliant dishwasher sign - I'll show you that another time.
Jo x


Placing the glass carefully
P.S. We have discovered that we are coming up to our first birthday and to 100 posts so watch out for a giveaway!

17 comments:

Wendy said...

That looks like a really exciting thing to do - I'd love to have a go! You're welcome re the dishwasher sign! x

Polly Polkadot said...

We were just talking about glass fusing this weekend. OH wondered what temp it melts at.

Jenna Odie said...

I love the "rainbow" fused glass. It must look really beautiful in the window with the sun shining through it.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Oooh, how pretty are these. Bet they look lovely when the sun catches them. Hope you have a good week.

Highland Monkey's said...

You look like you had such fun. I would love to do a work shop like this. Lovely makes.

Caroline Nash said...

Those are so pretty can just imagine with the light behind

Mrs Pink said...

I love the effect that fused glass gives, how fantastic to have been able to make some of your own,

Ros Made Me said...

I love fused glass, it is always where I have to stop at Craft Fairs and I am always severely tempted :)

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

I love fused glass and would love to do some myself. The pieces you made look fantastic.

Made By Ewe said...

I've always wondered how fused glass is done - your pieces look lovely

Jam Dalory said...

What a great idea, it looks fun too and no experience necessary! Love the heart. x

Twinkle Star said...

That looks really great. The heart came out beautifully and the rectangles have such lovely colours in them! x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

So so pretty, quite envious of you having a go at this

GirlAnachronismE said...

Looks like a fun afternoon, and I love the heart!

Your Friend Susie said...

Well, I wish you lived closer, I have a kiln and would love someone to come and play melt glass with me! Love your fused glass pieces, isn't it fun? :)

Picto said...

I'm only just starting to catch up with the week, time goes so quickly. I love the colours of the glass in the sunshine, I'd love to have a kiln, I may have to look around for a workshop in my area.

Jan x

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

That's pretty cool! I love the multicoloured one!

Sandra x