Fused glass jewelry involves attaching sheets of glass to each other using heat. The following instructions are for a basic fused glass pendant. You need glass sheets, glass scraps or focal beads, shelf paper, glue and a fused glass set up.Continue Reading
Cut the glass sheet into the desired shape approximately 2 inches long. Use a glass grinder to smooth out the edges. Cut another piece about 1 inch long and half the width of the first. This is the bail.
Cut the shelf paper into strips 1 1/2 by 1/8-inch. Glue this strip 1/2-inch from the top of the pendant.
Apply a dot of glue to the top of the shelf paper. Place the bail over this. Leave enough room on either side for the glass to melt and create a loop. Fuse the pendant in the kiln for 25 minutes at 500 degrees F. Allow the pendant to cool for 24 hours, then remove the shelf paper.
Glue focal beads or glass scraps to the pendant in the desired design.
Use the soft fuse method to attach the focal beads or glass scraps: 15 minutes at 900 degrees F. Allow to cool for 24 hours.
String a chain, tether or ribbon through the bail on the back of the pendant.