Glass Casting for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Combining technical and artistic challenges, the versatile process of melting and molding glass can create jewelry, decorative objects, or lots of different practical items. It’s a fun, fulfilling hobby, but it’s more complex than other glass working techniques you may already know.

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Inside Glass Annealing: What It Is, Why It Matters, What You Need to Do

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If you want to create glass pieces that are both beautiful and durable, you need to get comfortable with glass annealing—the process of the process of slowly cooling glass to relieve internal stresses and prevent it from breaking. Here's what you need to know about this crucial process.

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How to Make Glass at Home: What Hobbyists Need to Know about Taking a Totally DIY Approach

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Have you ever wondered how to make glass from scratch? The truth is taking a totally DIY approach is a lot trickier (and more expensive) than the glass working crafts you’re used to. Let’s go behind the scenes and explore what you need to know about how to make glass at home.

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Secrets of Slumping Glass: An Intro to the Mesmerizing World of Melting & Shaping Glass in Molds

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Using the glass fusing technique of slumping, you can craft exquisite bowls with flowing contours, elegant plates with intricate textures, or dramatic vases that capture the play of light. Get started with this intro to the mesmerizing world of melting and shaping glass in molds.

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What Is Glass Fusion? A Beginner’s Guide to the Magic Art of Melting Glass Together

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The art of melting, or fusing, different pieces of glass together opens up a world of exciting possibilities. Heating up glass until it melts might seem like a simple process, but there’s plenty to learn. Get to know the basics of this magic art right here.

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9 Fused Glass Ideas to Ignite Your Passion for Colorful Craft

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Few crafting hobbies energize the imagination quite like fusing glass. If you’re an aspiring glass fusing artist or hobbyist, get started by checking out these 9 fused glass ideas to ignite your passion for this colorful craft.

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