Hot Glass Crafts How-Tos

How To: Use a Powder Vibe tool for glass enamel powders

The Powder Vibe tool is a motorized device for the dispensing of glass enamel powders. This tool helps with health and safety by reducing dust and the need for enamel powder sifting when lampworking glass jewelry. The powder vibe tool keeps your enamel powders clean and gives you great control. Use the tool to add smooth streams of glass powder and enamel powder onto your lampwork glass beads.

How To: Transfer glass using an electric mandrel spinner

See how fast and precisely you can transfer glass onto the mandrel using our 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 commonly used to shape beads of glass into a desired size and shape for jewelry manufacturing. This video shows you how to build transfer glass from the cane using a lampwork torch and an ele...

How To: Remove mandrels from a handmade lampwork button

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 to remove the mandrels from a completed glass button.

How To: Use a deluxe electric mandrel spinner for glass work

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 commonly used to shape beads of glass into a desired size and shape for jewelry manufacturing. This video shows you how to use all of the features of an electric mandrel spinner.

How To: Make spacer beads with an electric mandrel spinner

See how you can quickly, easily, and consistently you can make uniform lampwork spacers using the 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 commonly used to shape beads of glass into a desired size and shape for jewelry manufacturing. This video shows you how to make glass spacer beads using a lampwork torch an...

How To: Maintain an electric mandrel spinner for glass work

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 to maintain an electric mandrel spinner.

How To: Burnish silver leaf using an 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 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.

How To: Control a mandrel spinner for lampworking glass beads

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. The rheostat dial on your power box will control your "set" spinning rate.

How To: Make mosaic glass art

Glass mosaics create beautiful decorative art pieces and are great for interior design and sprucing up a wall, walkway or even a piece of furniture in your house. Learn how to make a glass kitchen backsplash mosaic in this free art project video series.

How To: Lampwork a glass curly-Q

This instructional lampworking video shows how to make flame worked coils of glass.Use a rod of cold, thick glass to wrap the curly-q around. Using a thin, molten string of glass, feed the melted glass into the torch flame as you slowly turn the cold glass rod. This will create a quick and delicate glass coil.

How To: Make a round glass bead

Watch this instructional lampworking video to make a round bead using the Zoozii "Make Your Own Round" bead press. This video displays a clear example of how to use the bead press and other lampworking tools. The text instructions provide tips for perfecting your round glass bead.

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 laborious details involved in the process, this video provides a helpful visual overview.

How To: Make mini glass mobiles

Watch this instructional video to make a mini glass mobile. You will need pliers, pieces of wire, some wire rings, and a fishing loop to attach the different pieces. The earlier processes involved melting wire to pieces of glass, but here we witness the fun part of making a mobile. With a small hand made S hook, the mobile can hang in any doorway or window frame.

How To: Make glass ribbon cane and twisty stringer glass

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.

How To: Make your own glass art

Watch this glass tutorial video to learn about the extreme hobby of glass blowing and how to make your own glass art. This hobby is extreme because of the high temperatures and tools used, so be very careful. You'll be blowing your own glass art in no time after watching this helpful how-to video.

How To: Etch glass

Glass Etching is stunning. Discover how easy etching glass is in this video with host Meghan Carter, where you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to etch glass. These instructions work with both glass etching stencils and homemade glass etching patterns. You'll be amazed by how quickly you can produce beautiful results with glass etching.