Sometimes creating mosaics on a surface that is convex or concave, upright or just not flat and level can be very challenging to say the least. But hang in there because the challenge is so worth the reward when your project is finished. Use these tips for apply mosaics to those pesky curved surfaces and you'll find … Continue reading Ahead of the Curve: Tips for Creating Beautiful Mosaics on Curved Surfaces
If you are new to stained glass and need a fun and simple project, why don’t you try your hand at making a picture frame, more specifically this Mission Style Frame. Picture frame projects are great starter projects for stained glass beginners and they can be modified for intermediate and advanced stained glass artists too! … Continue reading Weekender Project: Stained Glass Mission Style Picture Frame
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A KraftyBlok is a glass block that can be used as a medium for crafting. It was engineered with flat, smooth sides so you can adhere anything to the surface and you won’t have to worry about a distorted looking image or your painstakingly created decorations falling off. KraftyBloks come pre-drilled with a hole making it … Continue reading What Can I Make with a KraftyBlok?
What a way to be green! Turn an old wine bottle into a new vase or planter. Embellished with etching cream and silver foil, perfect for home décor or to give as a gift.Download the instructions for this upcycled bottle vase from Diamond Tech and find more upcycling bottle projects in our Creative Corner.Do you … Continue reading Weekender Project: Upcycled Wine BottlesVase
This month our featured artist is Svetlana Kunina an artist who makes beautiful fused glass and metal work! She is featuring the Diamond Tech Fuseworks Microwave Kiln in her book Stunning Jewelry Made Easy due out in October. We just cant wait to make one of her beautiful designs! How did you get started in glass fusing? • … Continue reading Fusing with Featured Artist Svetlana Kunina
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We all know having the right tool is key when creating, but how do you know which tool is best for you? When it comes to cutting glass for your stained glass creations there are a few options to choose from. Lets go over the most popular hand tools!Steel Wheel Glass Cutter – the steel wheel cutter … Continue reading How Do You Choose the Best Glass Cutter?
This adorable little mosaic nightlight is perfect for taming the things that go bump-in-the-night and it may stop you from bumping into things in the night too! Replace those scarry visions of monsters and ghouls with flowers and sunshine. Download the instructions for this pretty mosaic KraftyBlok project from Diamond Tech Crafts and take a look at our Creative … Continue reading Weekender Project: Little Bloom in the Night Mosaic KraftyBlok Nightlight
We all make the occasional “oops”, that’s why Diamond Tech is here to help. Keep in mind that practice makes perfect and if you follow the instructions and these pointers for preventing and sometimes fixing a fusing flub, you’ll be churning out awesome art in no time! Arg, I have air bubbles under my glass!Make sure … Continue reading Microwave Kiln Uh-Ohs and How to Deal with Them!