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Handmade Fused Glass

Updated on October 17, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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

SunlightGlassJewelry.


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.

Fusedglass.org

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      These are beautiful! I, too, used to do stained glass (both lead channel and copper foil), but I've never yet tried creating and working with fused glass - would love to!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful glass art and jewelry pieces. Melted glass is indeed beautiful as the colors swirl together.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Beautiful pieces featured on this lens. You can be so creative with this craft.

      Wonderful lens. Blessed and pinned to my SquidAngel board.

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      What a beautiful and creative lens!

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @anonymous: Go for it. I'm sure it will be very ewarding.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ever since one of my colleagues showed me what she created in the glass-fusing workshop she had attended, I've been wanting to try it too. Your lens has just strengthened my resolve to give it a go sometime. Thank you! :)

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Sooooo beautiful creations you have here. What an amazing lens!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Very nice art. Nice information.

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      fivee05 lm 5 years ago

      Wow! The pieces are adorable.

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      CCTVwebmaster 5 years ago

      Excellent lens! So beautiful!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      W@W Judy! This stuff is fabulous. Thanks for posting! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This Handmade Fused Glass is very pretty.

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      These are neat! I just added a few pieces to my Etsy wish list. :-)

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      GabStar 5 years ago

      ooohhh these look lovely!

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      purpleslug 5 years ago

      Some beautiful pieces!

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      cabletiesandmore 5 years ago

      Wonderful art !

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      bordercollieluvr 5 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Linda F Correa 5 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Beautiful-if I had a kiln I'd love to try it

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      ninalivre 5 years ago

      Beautiful it is. Good piece of creative art.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the beautiful lens! Keep up the good work! I have a friend who has done stained glass mosaics and I am an amateur sculptor, so I would love the opportunity to try this sometime!

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      cameras14 5 years ago

      lovely gift for my girls, thank

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @Rangoon House: Thanks for the blessing.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I love your bright, beautiful pictures and am the biggest fan of glass. Blessings.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @SquidooPower: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

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      SquidooPower 5 years ago

      Beautiful stuff, thanks for sharing.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @athomemomblog: My kids are grown, but I would still love to try this if I wasn't doing so many other creative things.

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      ITCoach LM 5 years ago

      thanks to interact your ideas with us

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @ITCoach LM: I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @misseync: Me too. I love color in everything.

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      So beautiful! If I had a workspace away from small children, I'd love to try this!

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      misseync 5 years ago

      Very Beautiful Glass Art! I love all the colors.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      @djroll: Thanks. I'll have to check it out.

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      djroll 5 years ago

      I love glass art. There is nothing like it. Looking below the Space Needle in Seattle is a new glass exhibit "Chihuly Garden and Glass". It is amazing. You may enjoy looking at their website. (I'm not connected with them, I just saw it from the Space Needle last month and it is beautiful).