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
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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
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
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
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.
Learn about grinding glass using various methods with experts from the Corning Museum of Glass.
Watch this video to learn about applying gold leaf to glass with Corning Museum of Glass experts.
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
Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.
Check out this video to learn how to use the Diamond Max grinder to shape glass pieces for mosiacs, stained glass, or tiffany lamps.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Watch this video to learn how to cut glass along a curvy score line using a hand tool.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
This is an instructional video on how to make leadlight windows and stained glass panels.
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
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
This lampworking video shows a technique for sculpting human like faces for glass figurines.
This is a quick lampworking video on the technique of silver fuming.
In this lampworking video a heart shaped pendant is made to go with the earrings in the previous video. This pendant is red and white stripped.
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
An electric mandrel spinner is a tool that grips materials to be spun or machined. Watch this instructional lampworking video to see how molten glass may be shaped with a mandrel spinner. Mandrels are commonly used to shape beads of glass into a desired size and shape for jewe ...more
This lampworking video shows some techniques used to make pendant loops and hooks.
This video shows the features of the Deluxe electric mandrel spinner. An electric mandrel spinner is a tool that grips materials to be spun or machined. Watch this instructional lampworking video to see how molten glass may be shaped with a mandrel spinner. Mandrels are common ...more
Watch this video to learn how to do this stained glass technique of foiling textured 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
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
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
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.