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Project Wrap Up

Once your project is fused, you can slump it any way you would like! When slumping iridized projects, keep in mind these two important facts from the beginning of this tutorial: »

Project Step 3: Fire

Stack the glass so that the blasted surfaces are placed against each other: »

Project Step 2: Sandblast

Make sure that all glue is dry and that all tape is securely burnished to the glass. If your sandblaster allows you to adjust pressure, turn it down to about 25 PSI. »

Project Step 1: Mask

Designing your project is a critical step for irid-on-irid fusing. Here are two important guidelines: »

Irid-on-Irid Project Overview & Materials

Now you can put your understanding of iridized glass to use in a fused glass project. To complete this project, you’ll need the following: »

How the Technique Works

While iridized surfaces won’t stick to each other, they will stick to non-iridized glass. »

How Iridized Glass Behaves

There are three things you should know about working with iridized glass: »

What is Iridized (“Irid”) Glass?

Iridized glass is “normal” glass that has a thin, metallic coating on one surface. The most common iridized coating colors for fusible glass are gold, silver, and rainbow. »

Irid-on-Irid Fusing

Irid-on-Irid Fusing

Layering iridized glass can be tricky because iridized surfaces will not fuse to each other. With a little clever sandblasting, though, you can create some spectacular designs! For this tutorial, you'll need iridized glass, some masking materials, and a sandblaster. »

Endless Possibilities


Cabochon Clean-Up


Puddle Cabochons


Crack ’em!


Stack ’em!

For this two tutorial I’ll show you the making of two puddles. »

Fused Glass “Puddles”

Fused Glass “Puddles”

This may be one of the easiest tutorials we've ever provided - but don't let that fool you. Our fused glass "puddles" will get your mind racing with endless possibilities. For this tutorial, you'll need only the basics - some glass, a kiln, and not much else! »

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