Category Archives: Millefiori

Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware.

Having fun recycling previous glass fusing experiments

I watched some more great Microwave Kiln Glass Fusing YouTube videos yesterday.  One of these was really helpful in explaining how you can break up and reuse any of your previous glass fused creations that you were, well lets say less happy with!

Being a newbie to this craft I’d got a couple of these and because I already recycled some of my stained glass into my mosaics I’d already got the tool for job ahead.  So, out came the wheeled nippers (photo below in case you don’t know what these are), a large old plastic sandwich bag to stop the small shards of glass flying about the room and plenty of muscle power!  I then used the wheeled nippers to cut up the old fused pieces and was pleasantly surprised to reveal some lovely layered glass that I could reuse.

In the photo below you’ll see the glass stacks I made with the pieces I’d cut up and I also experimented with some glass on it’s side to see how the layers came out.  I was really happy with the results and they look so much better now than how they started out their life. My favourite one of them all is the tiny one in the middle right column as it reminds me of a ladybird 🙂

Our youngest son has been seeing me have fun so he asked to make one.  He chose the glass, the millefiori and orang stringer. His creation is shown below and is in the photo above of all todays pieces.  His piece we’ve called “bullseye”!

Fused Glass bullseye

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More fused glass pieces, this is an addiction!

The addiction and the experiments continue!

The left and middle photos are made from 3 squares of glass, one red, one blue, one white (but in different order for each stack which is why one is red and the other blue).  On top of the squares I put some confetti and a millifiore.

The one on the right is a pink rectangle on the bottom, topped with one black strip, one white strip and small red and blue squares down the middle.  First time I have ever had bubbles appear and from what I have read it may be due to one of the small squares being slightly taller than the rest of the pieces of glass so air was trapped when the sides fused first.  I keep learning and practising but all the time am having fun 🙂