14 Feb, 2013
A new thing: glass fusion jewellery!
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.
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 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?
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.
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