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Colorful eggs are a cheery symbol of spring. The oval shape is simple yet elegant which makes it a terrific profile for decorating. Best of all, this little darling can be used to brighten your home year-after-year.
Sometimes, it’s fun to start a project with a blank canvas. I leave expectations at the door and let my materials inspire my design. This relaxed approach allows me to enjoy the purity of the process, and happily get lost in my work.
You can get happily lost in your work too. I’ll share how I made my design, but I encourage you to add your own touches. Change the pattern a bit to make something that reflects your personal taste and design style.
Cut an oval shaped base out of clear glass. Cut strips of opal glass colors, of your choice, for the design layer. Cut a variety of widths for a more visually interesting combination. Arrange the strips on the clear base. Tuck twisted cane between some of the cut glass strips for an airy, three-dimensional look. Cut the glass strips and twisted cane to size. Mosaic nippers can be used to cut the cane.
Glue the design layer to the base layer with a small amount of fuser’s glue.
To make the accent layer, cut murrine rods into ¼ inch long pieces with mosaic nippers. Arrange the murrine on the design layer to make springy flowers and cute dots. Add twisted cane for a more elaborate pattern. You can also include stingers, noodles, nuggets and dichroic glass bits to liven up your design.
Slump the fused glass egg in a mold using the firing guide below.
Here’s another fun design idea made by Niki’s creative husband, Matt.
Enjoy your cheery, hand-decorated egg all season long.
Spring egg: 8 inch x 11 inch oval
Base: Clear glass
Design Layer: Assorted opal colors & twisted cane.
Accent Layer: Nipped murrine & twisted cane.
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Make a Fused Glass Sink Webinar
April 18, 2023
In this comprehensive Webinar, I’ll guide you step by step through the time-tested processes I use to make large-scale, functional vessels.
You’ll learn safe handling techniques for cutting oversized circles, how to fuse and slump thick pieces to retain consistent bowl height, plus trade-secrets for worry free drilling.
In addition to fabrication know-how, you’ll receive a complete supply list, specifics on kiln requirements, source information for the slumping mold and drill kit, as well as helpful installation tips.
With all the professional tricks revealed, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge needed to make your own dazzling beauty.
In addition, I demonstrate how to make a glittering dichroic sink. I’ll also show you how to make a cast glass sink from nipped glass pieces, dichroic bits and frit. Plus, you’ll be guided through the various cold-working steps I use to finish the cast glass sink edge to a glamorous, professional, quality polish.
I hope you’ll join me!
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