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Art - fused-glass earrings


All earrings from the first test

Green drops, green-white striped linear, scale

Droplets, scale

Red/black stripes, A-D sets, scale

Cloudy drops, with scale

Black drops, all, with scale

Drops, all

How

It was discovered that the glass seed beads, readily available for arts and crafts, can be easily melted with a butane torch.

Interesting effects can be achieved with threading beads onto a suitable wire (preoxidized copper works best, stainless steel is also usable), then carefully melting them together.

The glass has however tendency to have its own will; when sufficiently softened, it changes shape on its own due to its surface tension. This can cause the material to bunch up - which can be undesirable or beneficial, depending on the specific design.

Images


White circle

Blue circle

Zebra stripes

Red and clear stripes, "thermometer"

Red and clear stripes, "thermometer"

Flat red sheet surrounded with transparent glass, orange tip

Flat red sheet surrounded with transparent glass, orange tip

Flat red sheet surrounded with transparent glass, orange tip

Long red-blue stripes

Long red-blue stripes

Long red-blue stripes

Green droplets

Blue droplets

Red droplets

Green-transparent striped linear

Red/black stripes, A

Red/black stripes, B

Red/black stripes, C

Red/black stripes, D

Misc. tests:


Rod and triangle, first and advanced tests

Rod and triangle, first and advanced tests

Fused "eyes"

Eyes, examples before fusing

Cloudy drops

Drop-shaped, made of glass (usually) without the internal metal structure, using a special milky glass (opaque white glass turned transparent with high heat, then cooled so the opacity is regained only partially). Images shown in pairs, of one and the other side, as they markedly differ due to asymmetry of the glass patterns.


Drop, red-white, with wire

Drop, red-white, with wire

Drop, green-white

Drop, green-white

Drop, red-white

Drop, red-white

Drop, red-yellow-green-blue on white

Drop, red-yellow-green-blue on white

Drop, yellow-red-white

Drop, yellow-red-white

Drop, blue-cyan-white

Drop, blue-cyan-white

Drop, red-yellow

Drop, red-yellow

Drop, red-blue-white

Drop, red-blue-white

Black drops

Like the Cloudy drops series, with black glass top end.


Black drop, red layer in black

Black drop, red layer in black

Black drop, yellow layers in black (poorly visible)

Black drop, yellow layers in black (poorly visible)

Black drop, green layers in black

Black drop, green layers in black

Black drop, blue layers in black

Black drop, blue layers in black

Black drop, red planes in yellow

Black drop, red planes in yellow

Black drop, yellow plane above red

Black drop, yellow plane above red

Black drop, yellow band above green bottom

Black drop, yellow band above green bottom

Black drop, red-yellow-green-blue rainbow

Black drop, red-yellow-green-blue rainbow

Black drop, sky above sea

Black drop, sky above sea

Black drop, sky above forest

Black drop, sky above forest

Black drop, cloud layer in blue

Black drop, cloud layer in blue

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