I’ve been experimenting with a wine bottle swirl mold for a few weeks now. I finally have it the way I want it. Lessons Learned – Use light colored bottles. The swirl pattern will not show through dark glass. – Fuse flat first. I got the best results by fusing the bottles flat before slumping […]
The good news is that the paint stayed on the bottles perfectly. The bad news… well you can see the bad news in the picture. Wine bottles are not weighted evenly. Before placing wine bottles on my kiln shelf, I always place them on a flat surface first. When they stop rolling I make sure […]
… Read the instructions! If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I have a new bottle mold that I’ve been playing with. It is a spoon rest/dish shape with a swirl pattern in it. The sample bottle I saw looked great. It never dawned on me to ask for directions on […]
It would be great if someone could invent a web cam that I could put in my kiln. There are times when I really just wonder what the heck is going on in there! I’ve been fusing glass long enough now that I feel pretty confident when I put things into the kiln they will […]
This recycled glass wine bottle spoon rest is the newest addition to my recycled glass items. As you can see by the pictures below, it is a very versatile piece.
Made a recycled glass soap dish from some lighter colored green glass. I’m calling it Spa Green.
This is the last post in the Recycled Wine Bottle Cheese Board series. In Part 1 I wrote about preparing bottles for the kiln. In Part 2 I wrote about the firing schedule I use. In this post, I will share some of the other things I’ve learned along the way.