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Handmade Fused Glass
Fused Glass: Beautiful, Creative, Fun
Handmade fused glass has always been a fascination to me. I'm an artist who paints, but I'm always tempted to venture into other areas.
I did stained glass years ago, and when I see what people do with scraps of glass that I never knew what to do with, I am amazed at the beauty that comes out of the kiln.
Individual pieces of glass are heated to a high temperature. They melt and blend into absolutely beautiful new forms.
Creative artists change them into jewelry, plaques, statues, floral designs and whatever else their creative minds see as possibilities.
Placing different colors and sizes of glass together and melting them in a kiln, preferably one specifically designed for glass, produces magical results.
Some of the time the results are planned and other times they are beautiful accidents.
Books on Fused Glass
By placing pieces of glass into a variety of molds, specific shapes can be produced which can latter be made into jewelry, buttons, beads or other items.
Pieces can be of one or two colors or a mixture of many colors.
Glass Artists on Etsy
Here are some of my favorites.
I love looking through Etsy for special gifts in the "Handmade" section. Each is so unique that they are usually one of a kind.
The following show a variety of types of fused glass. I have included links to the shops so you can browse each artists shop to find your favorites.
This first one is just a lot of fun with glass and is from the Shard57 Shop
Fused Glass makes beautiful earrings.
This is just one of many that are created at the Gildedlily glass Shop.
If you are a fan of pendent jewelry, you will love these two made by
Here is another beautiful pendent using a different process to produce this one.
It is by KarmaBeads
Items within the pendent are fused between two clear pieces of glass.
This next one is a plate made using the "slumped" or "draped" method of fusing the glass.
It allows you to have the glass take the shape of the form it is draped over.
This piece is one of several from the Chneos Shop
The last one is a decorative panel of a spring bouquet.
The artist provides a custom glass stand to display it on.
Look for this and similar pieces at the DKglassshop
Here is link to a source which can give you a great deal of information about fused glass.
It explains what it is, what you need to do it and other information including a forum of people who do fused glass.