This video shows how a piece of glass can be cut using a pair of scissors into the shape that you want. First, use a permanent marker to draw the outline of the shape you want on the glass. Next, submerge the part of the glass that you want to cut into a basin of water. Using a pair of scissors, start cutting the general outline of the shape on the glass. After you are done with the general outline, you can then trim the glass with it still submerged in the basin of water. Remember to be care...
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 fumed implosion technique resulting in a necklace pendant.
This lampworking video shows some techniques used to make pendant loops and hooks.
Learn how to make a glass dragon with this lampworking tutorial.
Learn how to make a glass unicorn with this lampworking tutorial.
Learn how to make a large solid dolphin on a heavy spun glass base in this lampworking video.
Learn how to make a hollow heart from 1/2 inch heavy wall tubing in this lampworking video.
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 with experts at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Looking to get some glass cut? Instead of taking it down to your local glass cutter and shelling out some cash, why not learn to do it yourself? In this video, learn how to cut glass using a "glass cutter".
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 of metal into it. Because of the great heat conductivity of oil and at the poor heat conductivity of glass, it will expand at the edge of the oil surface, cracking in a nice even line. Watch this instructional video and...
Check out this video to learn how to make a mission style stained glass lamp.
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.
Watch this video to learn how to cut circles in glass. This is a detailed demonstration for those who are interested in stained glass, or other glass projects. You must have glass cutting tools.
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 covered on this series about beginning glass blowing.
Corinne Bradd shows Kristy Clark how to transform simple tumblers and tealights with a clever stenciled frosting technique.
In order to etch a drinking glass, you will need the following: a dremel or a glass engraver, a glass, and a template.
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.
This video describes the process of cutting a beer bottle in half. First a piece of string is tied around a glass beer bottle to gauge the proper length that the string should be. Next, excess string is cut off and the tied string loop is slid up and off of the bottle. Next, the cap of a bottle of nail polish remover is unscrewed and the cap is filled with nail polish remover. The string is then wadded up and dipped into the nail polish remover for a couple seconds. The string is slid back on...
Personalize your drinking glasses by etching names and messages on them. Your guests will be so impressed!
Here is a quick video on how to make encased stringers for glass beads. This is a great way to add fancy stringer decoration to your glass beads. These lampworking instructions demonstrate how to add thin ropes of color and pattern embedded in the molten glass bead. Use this technique to make finely crafted glass jewelry such as beads for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
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, buttons and miniature animals.
This is a quick demonstration of one of the many ways to turn scrap Bullseye glass in to a ribbon cane. Watch this instructional lampworking video to recycle glass pieces and melt them into a cane. You can then use the glass cane to melt it into finely crafted glass jewelry such as beads, buttons and glass miniatures.
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 jewelry manufacturing. This video shows you how burnish silver leaf using a lampwork torch and an electric mandrel spinner.
Glass mosaics are made with various types of glass including stain glass, glass grout, and a solid backing. Learn how to make glass mosaics in this free video series.
This is a quick lampworking instructional video showing how to make borosilicate glass rain drops using a torch. The glass needs some careful sculpting to form a clear glass loop at the top. This process can be repeated to make several rain drop ornaments. Brush up on your lampworking skills with this fun glass tutorial.
This video demonstration shows several ways to make glass ribbon cane for use in other projects. Bullseye brand COE-90 glass and a propane rich flame are used, as a slightly oxidizing flame is less likely to damage colors. Watch this video glass-working tutorial and learn how to work with both cane and stringer glass to make multi-colored glass projects.
Here is a how to video on simple air trap lamp worked beads. This is a great tutorial for amateur glass makers.
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.
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!
This lampworking video shows a technique for sculpting human like faces for glass figurines.
This lampworking video shows how to make a glass cross pendant.
This lampworking video shows how to make a glass octopus on a spun glass mount. The colors used here are Northstar rust and butterscotch.
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.
Learn how to assemble a glass rose with the technique of lampworking.
Learn about ancient iridized glass and a method for creating iridized glass surfaces. This video is part of the exhibition "Reflecting Antiquity" at The Corning Museum of Glass (February 15 - May 27, 2008). Note: the method portrayed uses stannous chloride fumes, which can be highly toxic. Do not attempt this without proper protective equipment.
Watch to learn how to use fire to make a flower out of glass. Manipulating glass like this takes a lot of patience and requires separating and joining the glass together until it forms into the shape you want. Make sure to wear gloves and goggles!
This two part video shows you how to build a multi-color stringer for making beads for lampworking glass necklaces.
Watch this three part lampworking video series to learn how to make a glass pendant with an internal twist with dichroic on both sides.
Watch this two part video series to learn how to make a stretched and pulled dichroic glass pendant with lampworking.
Watch this video to learn how to sharpen a lead knife. This is a good tip for people interested in making glass projects, such as stained glass, lampworking, etc.