What is fused glass jewelry?

- Aug 04, 2018-

What is fused glass jewelry?

Fused glass jewelry is created by cutting glass into different pieces, arranging them by layering, and then heating them in a kiln. The glass softens at around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, and at 1700 degrees, the glass melts. Therefore, 1700 degree Fahrenheit is considered the fusing temperature, the point at which the glass flows like honey and creates the unique look of fused glass. Once the desired look is created, the piece is slowly cooled and eventually prepared for jewelry. The fused glass can be cleaned and used as-is for jewelry, or it can be further enhanced by shaping with tools or melted again. The glass might be heated as many as three more times at lower temperatures, called fire-polishing. Hardware can be used with fused glass to create all types of jewelry, and fans of fused glass jewelry are drawn to the interesting combinations of colors created by the melded glass.