Making fused glass jewelry requires the use of expensive equipment such as expenditure brick kilns that great for large production runs. Small developments in microwave kiln have brought this interesting hobby to reach the beginner hobbyist.
These new kilns are made with the same materials specifically with the materials used to protect the shuttle when they reenter the Earth’s atmosphere. They are very light in weight and compact and can be used in a microwave ranging from 800-1200 watts.
How does it work?
Open kiln into two parts. All you need to do is just open the two halves of the mold kiln to reveal small falls where you can put one or more pieces of colored glass pieces.
Cover the kiln and put it in the microwave. All it takes is 3 minutes and your glass will fuse together making jewelry pieces are interesting and unique. It’s really easy.
What do you need?
What you need to start fusing glass is a kiln microwave, various pieces of colored glass, Dichroic glass assortment (a special glass that changes color depending on the angle in view), glass cutters (to cut the glass to the size of the mold deterioration in the kiln), safety gloves and instructions.
Most kiln microwave allows you to pieces of jewelry around 75mm in diameter which is usually enough for most jewelry railway projects.