There are many ways to make fused glass pendants, and the easiest involves placing a piece of fiber shelf paper between two identical glass pieces, fusing the glass in a kiln and stringing a cord or chain through the cooled pendant. The required supplies are fiber shelf paper, two identical pieces of colored glass, scissors, a soft cloth, a glass kiln, a kiln-washed shelf, a toothpick and a cord or chain. Each pendant takes roughly 10 minutes to assemble; the firing and cooling times depend on the kiln size and manufacturer.
- Prepare the shelf paper
Cut a piece of fiber shelf paper that measures 1 inch by 1/8 inch by 1/8 inch.
- Polish the glass
Select two identical glass pieces that are 3/4 inch long and 1 1/2 inches high. Polish the pieces with a soft cloth.
- Stack the glass
Lay one glass piece on a flat surface. Set the paper strip on top, about 3/8 inch from the top edge. Place the second glass piece over the paper.
- Fire the pendant
Set the glass stack on a kiln-washed tray, and insert it into the kiln. Watch the pendant through the kiln's viewing window, and remove it when the top piece of glass folds over the fiber paper.
- Cool the pendant
Turn off the kiln, and wait for it to return to room temperature. Remove the pendant, and poke a toothpick into one end of the fiber paper strip. Push on the toothpick until the paper pops out of the pendant. Thread a cord or chain through the channel.