Torch Fired Bead Tips: Merging Rods

When you are toiling away all day making beautiful torch fired glass beads, sometimes you just don’t want to stop! That is until you find yourself working with the short end of the stick – or well, more likely working with the short end of the glass rod. We have all been there, you are using … Continue reading Torch Fired Bead Tips: Merging Rods

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Weekender Project: Coral Fish Glass Bead

If you are still chilly with winter woes, warm up with torch fired beads! This little fishie will serve as a reminder that spring is just around the corner. Glass bead making is the perfect cold-weather craft because it's not too hot this time of year and trust me once you start torch firing, you won't want … Continue reading Weekender Project: Coral Fish Glass Bead

Weekender Project: Little Flowers Fused Bottle Stopper

Dreaming of spring? Warm up your weekend with a fabulous Fuseworks project. These little millefiori flowers will be your boost to get through the last month of winter. All you need is the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln Kit and your microwave to start fusing beautiful pendants and home decor like this pretty bottle stopper. The instructions for … Continue reading Weekender Project: Little Flowers Fused Bottle Stopper

Weekender Project: KraftyBlok Love vase

Forget the chocolate, flowers and the dinner reservations! Make a long-lasting Valentine’s craft that you can create in a few short hours! Okay well, maybe the chocolate and the flowers and a nice night out wouldn't hurt, right? Create a lovely KraftyBlok Vase for your special someone this Valentine's Day.  Show off your favorite photo of you and your … Continue reading Weekender Project: KraftyBlok Love vase

Weekender Project: Forget Me Knot Stepping Stone

Roses are red, violets are blue,  we’re posting this mosaic stepping stone project just for you! Valentine’s Day is Right around the corner, show your sweetheart your love is a solid as a rock with a sweet  heart-shaped stepping stone. Cover the heart with china scraps and make a bow with red opalescent glass! Find the instructions and pattern … Continue reading Weekender Project: Forget Me Knot Stepping Stone

Direct Vs. Indirect: 3 Questions to Help to Decide How to Apply Your Mosaic

We all know that when it comes to creating mosaics, options are virtually limitless with  tesserae, surface, adhesive, design  and even the method you use to apply your mosaic; direct or indirect.Using the direct method of mosaics, you place your tesserae directly on the surface you are covering. Each piece is applied one by one right … Continue reading Direct Vs. Indirect: 3 Questions to Help to Decide How to Apply Your Mosaic