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Issue #59 - Honey Comb
July 01, 2013

Hot Out of the Kiln

June, 2013

Wow, where has the month gone?

We have come back from our week cruise to Alaska, and I have been busy working on projects and setting things up for filming the newest movie on bottle art.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased the paperback copy of the book, “Glass Bottle Art”, as well as the PDF format on CD. They can still be purchased by clicking here.

My daughter has arrived in town and we will be spending this week filming and editing the movie edition of the projects.

I have also been putting together all of the fantastic articles of the September issue of the Fused Glass Projects magazine.

The Fall 2013 Issue of the Fused Glass Projects magazine is coming together nicely.

Here is an sneak peek at some of the articles that will be included in the Fall 2013 edition of the magazine:

  • Bottle Beautification by Connie Brown
  • Volume Control by Dennis Brady
  • Sun Catchers by Laura Schnick
  • MUD by Margot Clark
  • Drop Ring by Peggy Redwine
  • Bottle Art by Gene Cross
  • Fall Leaf by Lisa Vogt
  • Roll Up Technique by Carrie Strope Sohayda
  • We still have a couple of other authors that are still working on their articles and they should be ready sometime this month.

    If you missed it last month, the Summer 2013 issue of the Fused Glass Projects magazine is available and can be purchased by clicking here.

    Until next month…keep it hot!


    1. Feature Article

    2. Quote of the Month

    3. Glass Fusing Books and DVDs

    4. Reader Question

    5. Tips and Tricks

    6. Share the Site

    7. What's New

    8. Product Review

    Honey Comb

    Honey comb is a quick and simple project.

    This technique gives your glass the appearance of honeycomb or swiss cheese.

    Create your piece out of any color of glass and in any shape desired.

    You simple use a solid piece of glass and add a few pre-fired clear dots then fire the piece inside a kiln.

    In my project, I chose to make my base yellow to give it the appearance of Swiss cheese and then slumped it into a mold.

    Materials List:

  • Yellow glass
  • Clear dots
  • Glass saw
  • Glass cleaner
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Prepared mold
  • Directions:

    1. Determine what color of glass you are going to use for the project.
    2. Select the mold for slumping the project and prepare with kiln wash.
    3. Make clear glass dots.
    4. Mark glass using mold as a pattern.
    5. Cut glass using a glass saw or glass cutter.
    6. Clean glass and dry the glass with a lint free towel.
    7. Arrange clear dots on glass.
    8. Place on kiln shelf and place shelf into kiln.
    9. Slowly bring glass to a full fuse.
    10. Anneal the glass.
    11. Bring the piece to room temperature.
    12. Place fused piece of glass on the selected mold.
    13. Place mold and glass on a kiln shelf and place inside kiln.
    14. Slowly bring the piece to a slumping temperature.
    15. Anneal the glass.
    16. Cool to room temperature.

    Creating the look of honey comb in any project is a breeze and will amaze your friends.

    “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Have you been wanting to learn the hot craft of glass fusing, but don't know where to begin?

    Whether you enjoy watching movies to learn the techniques, or having a book to refer to as you learn, these learning tools will assist you in your progress.

    If you don't have access to glass fusing classes, or want to learn some of the techniques that are not generally taught at these instructional settings, look no further.

    I am trying to add new and exciting information all the time, and these learning materials are the newest items added to the site to help others learn glass fusing procedures.

    To view or purchase any of the DVDs, Books, E- books or Downloadable Movies, click here.

    TIP - If downloading any of the downloadable movies, keep in mind that they are very large files.

    If you purchase and want to download any of these large files, you might consider using a product like the Free Download Manager.

    It is a free product that needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer.

    It will increase the download speed and decrease the time required to download the product.



    I am interesting in enameling on fused glass. Do I first fuse the piece and then add the enamels or do it all at once and follow my fusing schedule on my kiln? The glass and the enamel have to be the same coe?

    Thank You



    What would you suggest to Mary? Please respond. This information will not only help Jackie, but others who have the same question. Thank you!

    Responses help others in finding answers to their fusing questions. Do you have any other suggestions or hints that would benefit other glass fusing explorers? Share your comments and suggestions with our readers. Thanks!

    Use copper foil tape in fusing projects. It is inexpensive, thin, has its own adhesive and can be used to create symmetrical designs on your glass.

    Clicking on the "Share this page" button at the bottom of your favorite pages will enable you to come back to your preferred pages and help others find interesting and exciting information.

    Please help share the site with others!


    Do you have an upcoming event or new product that you would like others to know about? Drop us a quick e-mail and once approved, it will be place in the next e-zine.


  • New Classes at Bullseye

  • Delphi Glass

  • New Fusing Supplies

  • Coatings by Sandberg

  • New Dichroic Glass Products

  • Slumpy”s

  • Slumpy’s What’s New

  • Stamping Kit

    Visit Stamping on Glass for their fantastic stamping kit.

    This all-in-one kit has everything you need to start stamping on glass.

    The package includes: Stamping on Glass Medium, lavender oil, palette knife, paint brayer, black and white high fire glass paint, and instructions.

    All of this for the price of $67.50.

    If you have been wanting to do glass stamping, this is the kit you need.

    They also have some textured stamps that are not mounted on wood, so that they can easily be placed on the glass.

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    See you next month…


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