Handmade Holidays

Trick or Treat Stained Glass Panel Free Project Guide

March 19, 2018

Materials and Tools Stained Glass – Your choice of colors       Glass Glob for the lollipop 20 gauge silver wire 18 gauge wire for the handle on the candy container and the lollipop stick. Studio Pro™ Solder 60/40 Studio Pro™ Soldering Iron Studio Pro™ Foil Shears (optional)            Studio Pro™ Flux              Studio Pro™ Fid or a Pencil or Popsicle Stick Studio Pro™ Work Surface Homosote Board Diamond Max™ Grinder or Scythe Stone Studio Pro™ Glass Cutter   Basic Supplies ...

Stained Glass Turkey Football Panel Free Project Guide

March 19, 2018

Materials Studio Pro™ Stained Glass #932332 Grass Green/Cream Studio Pro™ Stained Glass #91312 Brown/Green/Gray Studio Pro™ Stained Glass #93192 Honey Wisp   Studio Pro™ Stained Glass #910862 Peaches/Cream Studio Pro™ Stained Glass #93692 Red/Green/White Studio Pro™ Stained Glass #964122 Ruby Cathedral          Studio Pro™ ¼” Black Lined Copper Foil Tinned Jump Rings Glass Bead Wire 20 gauge silver 16” Flux or Paint Brush (to apply flux)               Tools Studio Pro™ Soldering...

Thanksgiving Fused Glass Napkin Ring

March 19, 2018

Makes 1 Fused Glass Napkin Ring   Materials • Fuseworks™ Microwave Kiln • Fuseworks™ Hot Mitts • Fuseworks™ Kiln Paper • Fuseworks™ Variety Colors 90 Coe Fusible Glass Sheets • Fuseworks™ Multi Color Stringer 90 Coe • Fuseworks™ 90 Coe Variety Colors 1" Fusible Rounds • Napkin Ring of your choice • Craft Glue • Jennifer Mosaics™ Wheeled Glass Nippers • Studio Pro™ Pistol Grip Glass Cutter • Studio Pro™ 1" Running Pliers • E6000 Glue • Latex Fre...

Fused Glass Menorah Project Guide

March 19, 2018

Hanukkah The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. An extra light called a Shamash (Hebrew: "guard" or "servant") is also lit each night for the purpose of lighting the others, and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.   Materials Fuseworks™ 2”x3” Sheet Glass – The Basics Fuseworks™ Dichroic Bits and Pieces...

Easter Egg Hunt Stained Glass Panel Free Project Guide

March 19, 2018

Project Tips   Before you begin, find a place to work that has great ventilation where you can open a window and use a fan.   An area safe from children and pets is recommended.   The less you move an unfinished project, the less likely you are to have damage.   Here’s a great place to be creative! For the Easter eggs, use various colors and styles of art glass. Fused glass, embellished with stringers and frit, make great decorated Easter eggs. Fusing is the process of heating two or ...

Mercury Glass Luminaries

March 20, 2018

Mercury Glass Luminaries BY: Rita Schwab and Lauren DiSanza SKILL LEVEL: 3 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 hours (does not include drying time) MATERIALS CHECKLIST • Generation Green™(g2) Bottle Cutter •2 Discarded Jars (pickle or spaghetti sauce will do fine) • Krylon® Looking Glass™ Spray Paint • Sharpie® Marker • Spray Bottle of Water (set on fine mist) • Masking Tape • Paper Towels • 2 - 2 3/4” Stainless Steel Pipe Clamps (this size will wo...

Penguin Glass Bead

March 20, 2018

Flurry Glass Bead  Materials Needed: • Moretti glass rods: black, white and yellow • One each black, yellow and white stringers • 1 Fireworks Beginner Beadmaking Kit • Protective eyewear • Mandrels coated in bead release Directions: Step 1: To form a base bead, heat a mandrel and apply 1” of black glass. Heat thoroughly and use the flat marvering tool to shape the bead into a barrel about 1/2 to 3/4” inches long. (FIG. 1, You can find examples on the pdf file link under the tit...