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Anyone on here make stuff out of spun glass???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cjeanean, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I've seen it done before, and although it looks a little tricky I'd like to give it a shot. Just the basic stuff done with two sticks of glass and a torch. Can anyone on here help me get started??? Thanks!!!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That sounds really cool. I want to know too!
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    have you ever seen it done, debiR??? It's really cool!! It looks tricky, but simple. It'll definately take some practice, but I'd really like to try to get something going by Christmas....The lady at the mall was doing it at her stand, and she was showing us how it works. I just don't know what to get to start!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I've seen it done several times, and always thought that some of the equipment looks expensive. I did stained glass for a while and really want to get back into that, but it's been like 24 years and I don't remember a thing.

    Blown glass is so pretty and even mistakes come out interesting enough to catch someone's eye.
     
  5. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    check this vid out, it's so cool!
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I've done it once before... Not all that hard, but delicate. Shatter's easy if you dont have it warmed up right, and cooled down properly...


    ETA: I didn't do THAT kind of spun glass... I was doing the glass beads that you make on rods....
     
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  7. [​IMG] Very neat! I'd be interested in learning more about it too.
     
  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    does anyone know where to buy the glass rods???
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    are you thinking of doing things my way? Buy the stuff, buy a book and hope for the best? [​IMG] I do that all the time. The best result was cross stitching with glass beads instead of just thread. I had some beautiful pieces I gave as gifts.
     
  10. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    LOL, yeah, except without the book....
     

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