Tutorials for Glass and Metal Clay

Some of these tutorials are for combining glass and metal clay and others show basic techniques for making your own glass cabochons and beads. Content checked July 2021.

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AMCAW Tutorial Collections

The Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) have lots of information for all skill levels in their learning center. Members also have access to tutorials and presentations by top metal clay artists from all over the world. Membership costs $60 for a year.

Bullseye Glass

Bullseye Glass have a wide range of information sheets on various techniques for working with glass. The link is for the index of articles and tip sheets.

The Chemistry of Coloured Glass

This great chart shows you the chemical composition of coloured glass.

chemical composition of coloured glass

Cool Tools Learning Center

You can find lots of great tutorials in the Cool Tools Learning Center. 

Delphi Patterns and Project Guides

Delphi Glass have a wide selection of free project tutorials, patterns and guides for working with glass in a variety of ways.

Dichroic Glass Tutorial

This article on Felt Magnet shows covers stone setting and includes how to set dichroic glass cabochons in metal clay.

Fold over glass pendantFold Over Pendant – Fused Glass

Step by step tutorial with pictures on how to make a fold over bail pendant in glass.



Fused Glass Projects

Good collection of glass fusing projects from FusedGlass.org. 

Kaiser Glass – Glass clay, Pate de Verre and Cloisonne

A series of tutorials on various subjects including Glass Clay, making Glass Bales, Pate de Verre and Glass Cloisonne. Some very interesting information about these new ways of working and well worth a read if you into glass fusing. These tutorials are password protected so you need fill in a form with your email address to get the login details sent to you. It’s worth it to see these interesting tutorials.

SWIRL – an e-book on gravity swirl, bicone shaping, silver glass

This is a three-in-one tutorial for both newer and more experienced lampworkers. Using the techniques on how to make a gravity swirl bead, I will share with you how to shape a perfect bicone AND show you how to work with using both striking and reducing silver glass on a single bead.

The Vinery – Basic fusing

Basic glass fusing instructions.

The Vinery – Flameworking safety tips

Flameworking safety tips.

Warm Glass

Clear tutorials on all elements of working with glass. Clear information on the tools to use and glass compatibility.