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How To : Bend glass fusing stringers

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.

How To : Learn beginning lampworking techniques

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

How To : Cut flat laminated glass

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

How To : Make a glass tobacco pipe

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

How To : Make glass cane

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.

How To : Cut mirror

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

How To : Grind glass

Learn about grinding glass using various methods with experts from the Corning Museum of Glass.

How To : Dump and add color to blown 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.

How To : Cut glass with a pair of scissors

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

How To : Make glass blown ornaments for Christmas

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

How To : Make glass molds

Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.

How To : Sandblast glass

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

How To : Make a glass chess set

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

How To : Make a glass honeycomb pendant with air bubbles

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

How To : Make a flipped honeycomb glass pendant

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

How To : Use a glass cutter & runner

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

How To : Make a wick holder for oil lamps

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

How To : Make a glass blue tubing enclamo pipe

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

How To : Begin cutting glass

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

How To : Make a dichroic glass pendant

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

How To : Make art out of stained 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

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