Again From the French Doors........

3 Materials
$10.00
1 Hour
Easy

As most of you already know, I replaced the original glass panes with fused glass panels for a screen door and a door for my office.....
After carefully removing the original glass the question......what to do with the glass? It seemed a shame to send it to the land fill.........
Using a hammer and chisel removed all the glass panels....... Most came out in one piece, fortunately....... Using the following tools, cut into strips and trim for a set of 8, different lengths. Using to cut offs, and special wire that can withstand hi heat in the kiln I added some gold decals for detail on the end of the chimes. The horse shoe (and horse head) shapes were cut using a clip art glued on to the glass with a ring saw. Holes drilled using a diamond coated hole saw with a dremel.Glass
Glass panes after removal from door
These were then cleaned up using regular window cleaner
Tools to cut and break the glass
gold decals for detail
2 sets ready for fishing line ......
Testing on the front porch..... let's see if they withstand weather
A little more detail
Showing the decals and looking pretty

Suggested materials:

  • Glass panes  (French door)
  • Decals  (Delphi Glass)
  • Fishing Line and jump rings  (Dollar Store)

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  • Joanne Kamiya
    on Jan 6, 2017

    If you want to know more about glass fusing go to this site. www.warmglass.com Great video and pics.

  • Beverly
    on May 4, 2017

    How did you round off the glass? Did you put them in the oven?
    bev
    • Dorothea
      on May 5, 2017

      I fuse glass, so, yes, you are correct I put these into a kiln and thus the sharp edges were rounded off. that is how I added the decals on the chimes as well.
      Thank you for asking. Have a wonderful day!
  • Jeanne Creel
    on Jul 31, 2019

    I have also fused glass in a kiln. Doesn't the glass need to have a coe of 90 in order to be successful? Of course it has been quite a few years since I have done any fusing. Just wondering if the rules have changed

    • Bmi32050820
      on Sep 5, 2019

      I have a microwave that isn’t used for anything else and I have made lots of cabs jobs for necklaces. Yes it was all co 96 glass the glass is placed in a small kiln and it works. Great. I think the box, kiln or whatever it is called is small as you can imagine so it fits in the microwave. Fyi

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