Learn how to bend glass fusing stringers in this video. This is a great demonstration for those interested in stained glass, lampworking or other glass projects.
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Learn about using the Dremel™ tool for engraving glass. A Dremel tool can be used for creating decorative effects.
Tips for the beginner borosilicate glass artist. This video demonstrates cold and hot seals, pulling curves, and more. Part 1 of 6 - How to Learn beginning lampworking techniques. Part 2 of 6 - How to Learn beginning lampworking techniques. Part 3 of 6 - How to Learn beginni ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut laminated glass. Laminated glass is a safety glass that has two pieces of glass with a plastic foam in between. The materials required to cut laminated glass are: an oil glass cutter, L-square, razor blade and an optional propan ...more
Matt Baker blows a simple clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a glass tobacco pipe. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a glass to ...more
Learn more about making glass cane with Lino Tagliapietra and experts from The Corning Museum of Glass. Though simple in origin, Canes are often put together to make very elaborate objects.
Check out this video to learn how to use lead nippers to cut came for stained glass projects.
Watch this video to learn about applying gold leaf to glass with Corning Museum of Glass experts.
Do you have a mirror that needs fitting in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom? From My Glass Trades, a video on how to cut mirror. Learn about the tools and techniques used to cut mirror and how to use an oil filled glass cutter and neophenolic L square. Get your project d ...more
Learn about grinding glass using various methods with experts from the Corning Museum of Glass.
This recording of a beginner's glass blowing class depicts visual guidelines to adding color to molten glass. The instructor repeats a process of rolling molten glass on the marver, blowing it, and finally, adding color.
Check out this video to learn how to use the Diamond Tech Power Max bit and disk grinder to smooth and grind glass for use in mosiacs and tiffany lamps.
This video describes the process of cutting glass with a regular pair of scissors. Objects required include a pair of scissors, glass to cut, gloves, a tub, and water. First, fill the tub with water to a proper depth to allow for submersion of the glass. Once the tub is filled ...more
Let our expert, Tom Wright, show you how to blow glass Christmas ornaments. He shows you how to make a traditional ball ornament, a candy cane ornament, and a icicle ornament. So, take some time, and learn how to blow glass Christmas ornaments today! Part 1 of 16 - How to Make ...more
Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.
Sandblasting has a bunch of functions. It can be used to soften rough surfaces, roughen soft surfaces, take off unwanted surfaces, or shape a surface. If you're curious about the process and wish to try it yourself, you can check out this video to learn how to sandblast glass ...more
This series of lampworking videos shows how to make a spun glass chess set. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 2 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 3 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 4 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set. Part 5 of 6 - How ...more
A quick tutorial on making a stained glass suncatcher from scrap glass. This is a nifty summer home project for stained glass enthusiasts and beginners alike.
Watch this four part lampworking video series to learn how to make a glass honeycomb pendant with air bubbles. This is a good sized pendant, using amber purple and then backed with turbo cobalt. Demonstration and instructions are clear. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make a glass honeyc ...more
Check out this video to see how to score and break glass tiles for making mosiacs or other craft uses. This video demonstrates using the Diamond Tech 2in1 scorer breaker tool.
Watch this three part lampworking video series to learn how to make a flipped honeycomb glass pendant. You fume with silver and make a honeycomb. Then use the backside for the pendant. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make a flipped honeycomb glass pendant. Part 2 of 3 - How to Make a fl ...more
Learn how to make scales on a heavy spun glass base with separate trays with this lampworking tutorial.
If you consider yourself a "laser" man, then you probably know all about front-surface mirrors. But do you know how to make an FS mirror? This video from AP Digital light will show you how to make cheap first surface mirrors. You'll need an acrylic mirror sheet, safety glass, ...more
This is a great simple video, which will show you how to properly use a glass cutter and runner. The very first step is how to hold the glass cutter, you want to hold it at a 45 degree angle straight on the glass. Make sure to try your best to avoid leaning it to the left or r ...more
While making a large-scale glass mosaic project, it might be necessary to follow a pattern, cutting out the individual pieces of the desired finished project. This video glass-work tutorial demonstrates the process of cutting out a piece of stained glass for a mosaic picture. ...more
This instructional lampworking video demonstrates how to make a wick holder for an oil lamp. With a lampwork torch you can melt a small glass tube which you can use to hold a wick upright in a traditional oil lamp. This glass tube keeps the wick from slipping into the treacher ...more
Watch this video for a quick demonstration of burnishing and filling gaps, a soldering copper foil technique.
Learn how to assemble a glass rose with the technique of lampworking.
This lampworking video will show you how to make a marble out of rods of glass.
Watch this lampworking video series to learn how to make a glass blue tubing enclamo pipe. This style of pipe is nice because of the way it lays down - it doesn't look like a typical pipe. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make a glass blue tubing enclamo pipe. Part 2 of 4 - How to Make a ...more
This lampworking video shows some techniques used to make pendant loops and hooks.
Watch this video to learn how to score a piece of glass and break it with your hands.
When you begin a hobby like custom framing or any other type of art involving glass, you will need to know how to safely cut and shape glass without breaking it. In this tutorial, learn the easiest way to cut a piece of glass so that it fits your projects everytime. This is us ...more
Watch this video to learn how to do ladle casting glass with experts from the Corning Museum of Glass.
Learn how to make a glass sea turtle in this lampworking video. The turtle measures about 1.5 inches wide.
Watch this three part lampworking video series to learn how to make a dichroic glass pendant. Dichrotic means two colored. Cut up a piece of backed dichro and use tweezers to shape it. This pendant is easy and quick to make! Part 1 of 3 - How to Make a dichroic glass pendant. ...more
Watch this video to learn how to score a thin strip of glass and break it off with a hand tool.
Watch this demonstration of the making of a glass bowl with a Roman foot. This is taught by experts from The Corning Museum of Glass.
Want to make stained glass art? It's easy with this free video series on how you can make and work with stained-glass patterns and projects. Part 1 of 23 - How to Make art out of stained glass. Make art out of stained glass - Part 2 of 23. Click through to watch this video on ...more
When most people think of stained glass, the first thing that comes to mind is a church, but it's become more popular in home decor as well. The biggest downside is that high quality stained glass pieces can be insanely expensive—and it's not an easy project to take on yoursel ...more