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How To : Make a glass out of a beer bottle

This video tutorial shows how to make a cool beer glass out of a beer bottle. This is also a great trick for cutting the bottle; forget the glass cutter or tricks with string and acetone. Just pour oil up to the level where you want the bottle cut off and place a red-hot piece ...more

How To : Make a glass hollow donut pendant

Watch this two part lampworking video series to learn how to make a glass hollow donut pendant. Learn to coilpot some color and then make a donut and turn it into a pendant. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a glass hollow donut pendant. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a glass hollow donut ...more

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 : 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 : Lampwork a glass floral wine bottle stopper

This is my best guess at lampworking a borosilicate wine bottle stopper. This is just me winging it, I don't claim to be an expert. If you want to see what the pros do with this floral technique, look up Eugene Rain, Sabina Boehm, John Kobuki and many others.

How To : Grind glass

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

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 : 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 : Make a sun catcher out of stained glass

Brighten up your home decorations with handmade sun catchers! Learn how to make stained-glass sun catchers with the expert tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 22 - How to Make a sun catcher out of stained glass. Make a sun catcher out of stained glass - Part 2 of 22. Cli ...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 : 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 : 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 lattachino tobacco pipe

Matt Baker Blows a simple lattachino ,for embelishing a 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!

How To : Make a fumed implosion glass pendant

The implosion technique in glass blowing creates the effect of multi-colored fingers of glass within another piece of clear glass. This video glass blowing tutorial shows how to use this style to make a jewelry pendant. Watch as the glass is shaped over a flame to recreate the ...more

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 : 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 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 : Make glass beads with a lampworking torch

Here is a little video the demonstrates how to make glass beads. These lampworking instructions will teach you how to light a lampworking torch and make bead out of molten glass. You can add detail to your glass jewelry to form finely crafted glass jewelry such as beads, butto ...more

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 : Blow glass

Jim McKelvey is going to show you how to blow glass. One of the secrets to making really nice glass is making really even gathers. So, if you're a beginning student, there are some tricks that you can use to learn how to gather correctly. That's just part of what will be cover ...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 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

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