06/19 Intro to Fused Glass Jewelry


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Sunday, June 19, 2022 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Helen Cowart

All Levels

Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

This class will be recorded, and the recording will be available for students to access through their Little Metal Foxes accounts for a full month after the live class.

Glass is a magical material - it refracts light and color, and transmits it in so many intriguing ways. In this class, we will discover how you can create and manipulate glass to make jewelry, art, and functional art pieces. Learn about how glass flows and volume control, how the amount of heat, and repeated heat, affect the outcome of your glass work.

We will cover the skills and techniques you will need to create your own small glass work. The hands-on project will use the basic techniques of cutting, fusing, and drilling small glass pieces to create jewelry.

Please contact Helen with any questions about your class tools or materials purchases via helen@littlemetalfoxes.com.



Supply List for Students

The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.

Recommended Materials and Tools:

NOTE: When choosing your glass, please pay attention to the CoE number, typically 90 or 96 for fusing. CoE, or coefficient of expansion, is a small but very important factor in fusing. Glasses of different CoEs generally cannot be mixed and will result in stress fractures and breaks. Please be sure to select 2mm (“thin”) or 3 mm thick glass.

I recommend a small enamel kiln with a digital controller. You can use it for fusing, enameling, PMC work, and heat hardening metals. You can use a kiln with a dial, but you will need a pyrometer and to watch it constantly which is very time consuming and inconvenient.

There are quite a few kilns that can be plugged into a regular 15 amp household receptacle. It is very important to check your work space’s circuit panel to make sure it can handle the amperage of the kiln you want to buy.

Optional Materials and Tools

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