From gallery displays, high-end boutiques and department stores, glass jewelry is in vogue everywhere! Make this spectacular fused glass pendant at home in your microwave without the high-cost jewelry designer expense.
Fuseworks™ 2” x 3” Sheet Glass – Variety or Warm Colors
Fuseworks™ Stringer - Thick
Fuseworks™ Variety Frit
Monogram Pendent (blank) Gold Matte Item# mpg (NunnDesign.com)
Fuseworks™ Kiln paper
Fuseworks™ Glass Cutter
Fuseworks™ Hot Mitts
Wear safety glasses when using glass-crafting tools.
Always read and follow kiln safety rules and warnings.
1. Put on your safety glasses, measure, mark and cut the following glass sheets: Transparent Red Sheet Glass – 1 5/8” X 7/8”, White stringer – one 1/2”, 5/16” & ¼”. Select 5 black frit.
2. Clean glass using paper towel moistened with water. Completely dry the surface of the glass with a lint free cloth.
3. Next, cut one 2” X 2” piece of kiln paper. Remove the lid from the Fuseworks™ Kiln. Place the kiln paper on the kiln base.
4. Center the transparent red glass on the kiln paper. Use the image to position the frit and stringers creating the bouquet of flowers.
5. Carefully set the base with glass inside the microwave and cover with kiln lid. Fuse in a 1200-watt microwave at 100% for 2 minutes. If using a microwave with a lower wattage increase time by 1 minute.
PLEASE NOTE: All microwave and kiln combinations will have different firing patterns. Be sure to take careful notes and log all fusing times for future use.
6. After time is up, open microwave and, using Hot Mitts, carefully lift the lid enough to inspect the fusing process. When the edges of the glass are nicely rounded but, the black frit is still dimensional, the glass is fused. If necessary, continue to microwave at 15-second intervals until you reach the desired results.
7. Remove kiln from microwave using the Hot Mitts and place on a heat resistant surface. Cool the kiln for at least 30 minutes WITH THE LID ON.
Caution: Removing the lid or peeking under the lid during the cooling stage will result in your piece cracking. Glass remains hot for a long time, handled with great caution.
8. Cool your glass completely. Glue the glass project to a Monogram Pendent by Nunn Designs with E-6000®. Allow the glue to dry per the manufacturer instructions. Slip onto your favorite chain or choker to create a one-of-a-kind pretty necklace!