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14 Feb, 2013

A new thing: glass fusion jewellery!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

Friends of ours invited my youngest and I to a really cool evening of jewellery-making and I wanted to share it with you here.

Have you ever heard of glass fusion? Basically, you take pieces of cut glass, lay it on other glass, and put it in a kiln to bake it. The super hot temperatures melt it all together, creating a puddle of colour. The results are fantastic.

glass 1

glass 2

glass 3

I’m thrilled with how these turned out!

Here’s a group shot. Sarah’s are on the right. She’s very happy with her results too.

glass 4

Glass crafting is a rather advanced hobby, but this is the super beginner version. I think it’d be good for kids over the age of 8 or 9, mostly for safety reasons. We donned gloves and dug through bins of coloured glass shards to find the pieces we liked. We also cut glass (this is done using a special safety blade) and snipped it using special scissors.

It made for a very fun evening. We were essentially a bunch of moms and daughters, all working away on our individual pieces for a couple hours. I think this would make a great party for older girls, don’t you?

Are you keen to try it out yourself?  We took our workshop at Stained Glass Stuff, and it was one of their private party nights that we attended. You can read more about those right here.

If you think THAT’S cool, you may be interested in glass-blowing too. We tried that out while ago and it was VERY fun. You can read about that experience right here.


2 Responses to "A new thing: glass fusion jewellery!"

1 | Brenda A.

February 14th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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Love those! I really love glass, the cool smoothness. Beautiful!

2 | JaDa

February 14th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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They look lovely!

I saw your video on glass blowing and that is where we are having our daughter’s birthday party :) Thanks for the great ideas!

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