For many years, molten glass has been explored in arts and crafts. It has been developed into many other types of items, for example, home decor, plates, bowls, and various types of jewelry. If jewelry making is your passion, you may want to make cast glass pendants using your artistic skill.
Get these materials and tools:
– Glass in sheets of colors of your choice
– Glass cutter
– Glass cutter oil
– Pliers to break
– Jogging tongs
Using a glass cutter and tweezers, cut glass sheets into desired shapes. Glue the shapes together in a design you like with glue to hold them together for a while. Keep it still for a moment. You can search for the COE90 DichroMagic Dichroic from various online sources.
Place your freshly painted design in the oven. Keep checking your work periodically until you get the desired effect. The oven temperature affects the design result. To get a 3D effect on molten glass, use a lower heat. A beautiful, smooth finish is produced at high temperatures as the glass expands and contracts.
Gradually lower the oven temperature once you've achieved the desired look, allowing the molten glass to cool slowly, and then you can safely remove the piece. If you remove it from the oven immediately, it will crack.
Once you've designed your pendant, the last step is to create a link to attach it to a necklace. There are many options available to you in this regard. You can get the bonds at the place where you bought the glass. By using run and break pliers, you can twist the wire into a chain link.
If you have steady hands and a knack for fixing things, you can use a soldering gun to attach the links of the chain to your necklace pendants. Precious metal clay is another material you can use. It is an excellent choice to frame your pendant because it is so easy to mold.