Fusing An Accordion Glass
Bubble Pendant

Make an accordion glass bubble pendant by trapping air bubbles between stringers.

This item is made from a black accordion texture from the Bullseye range of black and clear fusing textures.

Clear stringers are laid across the accordion glass, bubbles form between when the base is capped and fused.

Some of the pieces in this range have a nice color finish as well as even texture lines.

Texture lines in this piece are unevenly spaced which results in varying bubble sizes.



Fusing Supplies:

Black accordion texture fusing glass.

Clear or transparent cap.

Stringers.

Cutter.

Fusing glue or white glue.

Fusing kiln.

Shelf primer or thinfire paper.

There is no set size for the pendant. The stringers are laid out evenly to form squares.

Proceed as follows:

Step 1. Cut base to size, suggested size one inch x two inches. Cut clear or transparent cap about 1/8inch larger all round.

Step 2. Cut stringers to size for base, stringer ends should be even with edges.

Step 3. Check stringer placement, add a small drop of glue and lay stringers out across the lines on the glass as per the photo.

Step 4. Once glue is dry place clear cap over base piece.

Step 5. Place on prepared kiln shelf and load into kiln.

Step 6. Bring temperature up reasonably quickly to 1000° F (540° C) hold for five minutes.

Raise temperature up to about 1500° F (816° C), hold for 15 minutes.

Step 7. Check bubble formation, if not fully formed hold longer until bubbles are more defined. Switch off kiln and cool to room temperature.



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