Marble Making Glass Art

Marble making glass art can either be making glass marbles using a torch or by melting marbles inside your kiln.

Since this site is dedicated to kiln working, the discussion will be on what you can do with marbles, and how your can melt them inside your kiln.

Yes, these are the bags of marbles that you purchase for your kids, or played with yourself as a child.

Marbles are glass, and unfortunately you can’t tell what the COE is on a marble, nor can you tell if any of them will be compatible.

Therefore you can’t fuse them into one unit inside the kiln.

You can however melt them individually and do some nifty things with these globs of glass.

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Bottle Stoppers

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You can purchase what is referred to as a round top wine bottle stopper.

These are made so that there is a blank area in the top where your can add your fused glass pieces.

They even sell stopper stand to display your pieces when they are not being used to cap a bottle of wine.

These stoppers make fantastic gifts, craft show items, or just for display in your home.

They are a much requested item.

Try slumping a marble on your kiln shelf.

The size of a marble is ideal for the opening inside these stoppers.

They fit inside the blank space perfectly.

Glass Magnets

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Glass marbles make simple quick magnets.

There is one large marble inside the mesh bag of marbles.

This one is ideal for firing inside the kiln and turning the finished piece into a magnet for the refrigerator.

They are not so large that they will not stay stuck on the refrigerator.

Use some two part epoxy, or E6000 glue to secure these to your magnet.

Glass Pendants

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Marbles come in such an array of colors and designs that they make wonderful cabochons.

These can then be glued to a jewelry bail, drilled, or wire wrapped.

When fusing these marble making glass art pieces, try putting a finger print in your kiln wash on the shelf.

Use your finger and just make a little indention in your kiln wash.

This will help set your marble and keep it from rolling around on the shelf.

You could also try using some high temp wire, or fiber paper.






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