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 February 2018.

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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

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

Some interesting and useful information in this HubPages article about combining glass and metal clay using a dichroic cabochon.

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.




Glass Fusing Made Easy

Great website to find out all about glass fusing. It has lots of basic information, some videos, a bunch of projects and some really good tips and hints. And if you have a question you can contact them.

LampworkGolden Lampwork

This necklace is for Hermione from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The gold and speckled beads were inspired by Hermione’s skills with a magic wand, and the sparks she produces, both with her magic and with her mind. 

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.

combining glass and metal clay pendantSetting Fused Dichroic Glass into Metal Clay, Pmc, Art Clay Silver

This tutorial from Lis-el Crowley is about combining glass and metal clay to make a pendant. 


Setting Glass in Metal Clay Jewelry

This is a general page outlining how to set stones in metal clay. It includes a section with tips for combining glass and metal clay to make jewellery. Also includes some tips on using sea glass with metal clay.

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.

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