Fused Glass Candle Bridge

I have been working on a few fused glass pieces in anticipation of Indie Artisans’ next collection which will be called A Breath of Deep Winter. When I think of “Deep Winter” I think of snow, bright white, icy blues, and wind. This candle bridge is the first piece I made with this theme in mind. It is made with a streaky blue and clear glass which reminds me of a clear, bright, blue winter sky with a crisp chill in the air. I have had this candle bridge mold for a while, but it has taken a bit of tweaking to get the results I wanted. For this piece I used a slightly thinner glass and left it in the kiln longer to get the shape just right. Now that I’ve got it worked out, I’ll be making more of these candle bridges in the future.

4 thoughts on “Fused Glass Candle Bridge

  1. Nancy Gardner says:

    Congratulations! Your candle bridge is great. I have tried several times to make the holder square with no success. Any more suggestions? Love your blog…Just found you. By the way, the not so successful projects serve as a soap dish, butter dish, flipped on its side for pictures and candles but not as intended.

    • Margot says:

      Thanks Nancy! I use one sheet of 3mm and 1 sheet of 2mm when I make the blanks for these. I fire until just fused. That way the glass is a little thinner and I think it slumps better. For the slump I fire slowly and hold for longer than normal. Depending on the glass 30 minutes or more at 1200 degrees F. And yes, the beauty of glass fusing is you can almost always re-purpose or re-fuse! Thanks for reading my blog and commenting.

  2. Katherine M Duran says:

    Hi Nancy, I’m Kathy,
    I am a long time fuser. I have never been able to get the candle bridge right. Always the sides of the top of the arch pull inward. I’m sure the timing and temps have a lot to do with that but I am reluctant to use up a lot of glass experimenting. Can you help me with that?

    • Margot says:

      What schedule are you using? The schedule I use for this mold is 300° F/hour up to 1000°F hold 15 minutes then 150°F/hour up to 1200°F hold 30 minutes followed with anneal schedule.

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