Tips for the beginner borosilicate glass artist. This video demonstrates cold and hot seals, pulling curves, and 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!
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 right and at a 90 degree angle, and also make sure to start off the glass before cutting. Depending on your preference you can either push or pull the cutter, it doesn't matter which way. Once you make the cut, take the r...
Watch this video to learn how to score a piece of glass and break it with your hands.
Watch this video to learn about applying gold leaf to glass with Corning Museum of Glass experts.
Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.
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.
This lampworking video shows a technique for sculpting human like faces for glass figurines.
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".
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 yourself.
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 propane torch. Begin by marking the glass to your preferred measurement. Then use the L-square to line up the marking. Then use the oil glass cutter to cut down the marked line. Flip it over do the same on the other side. Then...
Learn how to make a glass goblet with Corning Museum of Glass experts. Building glass goblets began with Roman glass makers.
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 done the right way, and study up before you begin!
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...
Learn how to make a glass dragon with this lampworking tutorial.
This is an instructional video on how to make leadlight windows and stained glass panels.
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.
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 laborious details involved in the process, this video provides a helpful visual overview.
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.
This video demonstrates the process of glass bead-making with artist Gail Kop. You'll need a torch, a mold and glass pieces.
Bring some light and color into a room with a handmade stained-glass window hanging, using tips and advice in this free video series that focuses on creating your own stained glass.
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.
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.
Watch this video for a demonstration on how glass beads are made.
This lampworking video shows how to make a glass cross pendant.
Learn how to assemble a glass rose with the technique of lampworking.
Check out this video to see how to make a glass flat-backed flower 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.
Watch this two part lampworking video series to learn how to make a silver fumed glass pendant. The directions and visuals are clear.
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, submerge the glass and once the glass is submerged, while holding it, begin to slowly cut the glass with careful and slow cuts from the scissors. It is suggested to not conduct the procedure with haste, take the proces...
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 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...
Learn about grinding glass using various methods with experts from the Corning Museum of Glass.
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.
Learn about using the Dremel™ tool for engraving glass. A Dremel tool can be used for creating decorative effects.
Watch this lampworking video series to learn how to make a glass pendant with i/o frit dot on dot design. Frit is ground up glass rods. It comes in a few different sizes including powder form.
While making a large-scale glass mosaic project, it might be necessary to follow a pattern, cutting out the individual pieces of the desired finished project. This video glass-work tutorial demonstrates the process of cutting out a piece of stained glass for a mosaic picture. Watch this instructional video and learn how to cut pieces of
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.
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.
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.