Making Glass bubbles from scrap
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- March 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm #9409CaliforniagirlParticipant
I want to make some glass beads/bubbles or just little round pieces for future projects. I cut some scrap of black and clear and did a full fuse. The black ones are perfect but the clear ones didn’t draw up. The edges rounded like other fused projects but they mainly kept their shape. The only thing I can figure out is I used Tekta for these. The pieces were small and they should have rounded out. Will using plain clear glass make a difference? Please help!
SueMarch 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm #11594ToscaParticipant
I have made this type of bead, I made heart shaped pendants later & put them on after. If you want to add to something, please tack fuse them not as I did a full fuse which flattens them a bit.
I used pieces of opal coloured glass with dichroic on top so that they came out coloured. I have a collection now, haven’t had reason to use more yet. You can buy a dichroic that is green/pink, it is good to put over a colour. On clear it wouldn’t be as good. The colours I used were mauve, pink
aqua, clear med purple & clear cobalt blue (all Spectrum 96). Remember all glass must be of the same brand.. All of mine rounded nicely & they look good. Make a square of each & place the
dichroic on top. Hope you have fun with them.April 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm #11593Stephen RichardParticipant
As you found, black absorbs heat faster than clear. All you need is to heat higher or longer – not both – and you will see the “harder” glasses forming balls too.
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