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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 : 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 : Grind glass

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

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 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 : 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 : Frost glass

Corinne Bradd shows Kristy Clark how to transform simple tumblers and tealights with a clever stenciled frosting technique.

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 : Make a fused glass pendant

Learn how to make a fused pendant from sheet glass. This video shows the visual procedure of creating fused glass pendants with a torch and a kiln. You can fuse pieces of glass together with a torch and then bake the designs to perfection. While there are certainly more labori ...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 beautiful fused glass vases

See step-by-step how to create a fused glass vase with artist Lilia Megyei. With a few colored pieces of glass, she shows how she creates gorgeous and unique vases. Make beautiful fused glass vases. Click through to watch this video on sbitv.com

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 : Make the Dali wine glass out of blown glass

Dean Smiley and Eliska Harmer, master glass blowers from New York show how to make one of their designs, the Dali glass. Follow along as the glass is blown and shaped, transforming from a molten blob into a beautiful glass. This video glass-blowing tutorial is an inspirational ...more

How To : Make a gold foil bead

Check out this video to learn how to make a Murano style gold foil glass bead. Take a quick trip to Murano where bead artist Patricia Frantz shares how her discovery of Venetian glass and beadmaking changed her life. Then travel to the Glassworks Video Productions studio in Mi ...more

How To : Get copper foiling tools for stained glass

If you are interested in making stained glass designs, learn about the tools you need to create stained glass art with copper foil in this free crafting video series. Part 1 of 29 - How to Get copper foiling tools for stained glass. Get copper foiling tools for stained glass - ...more

How To : Prepare for glass bead production

Preproduction work when making glass beads will ensure your tools are working correctly, and your glass is ready to melt. Learn about preproduction for glass working with this free jewelry making video series. Part 1 of 6 - How to Prepare for glass bead production. Prepare for ...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 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 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 : Do glass chunk casting

Learn about chunk casting with Corning Museum of Glass experts. Chunk casting is a method of casting glass by packing a mold with chunks of glass and melting the chunks in the mold, instead of filling the mold with molten glass.

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 DIY upcycled wine glasses with Evette Rios

You don't need to get your wine glasses from Bloomingdale's for them to look elegant, chic, and stylish. In fact, if you're trying to squeeze entertaining into your budget right now, you can just pick up a wine glass set from Goodwill and make them your own by personalizing th ...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.

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