Glass Blowing Techniques

How To : Learn fire techniques for making glass

Check out this video to learn techniques for making glass with fire. Enjoy the Pink Floyde tunes while you are at it. Part 1 of 2 - How to Learn fire techniques for making glass. Part 2 of 2 - How to Learn fire techniques for making glass.

How To : Make glass faucets

The glass artisan Jim McKelvey shows how he makes the beautifully elegant glass faucets using ancient glass blowing techniques. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make glass faucets. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make glass faucets.

How To : Make a fumed implosion glass pendant

The implosion technique in glass blowing creates the effect of multi-colored fingers of glass within another piece of clear glass. This video glass blowing tutorial shows how to use this style to make a jewelry pendant. Watch as the glass is shaped over a flame to recreate the ...more

How To : Make a glass tobacco pipe

Matt Baker blows a simple clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a glass tobacco pipe. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a glass to ...more

How To : Make a glass lattachino tobacco pipe

Matt Baker Blows a simple lattachino ,for embelishing a clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety!

How To : Marver and pull a short glass cane

Watch this video demonstration of marvering and cane pulling techniques with molten glass. In a recording of a beginner's glass blowing class, students learn to roll hot glass on a steel marver and then, using tweezers, pull a short cane before the glass cools.

How To : Make the Dali wine glass out of blown glass

Dean Smiley and Eliska Harmer, master glass blowers from New York show how to make one of their designs, the Dali glass. Follow along as the glass is blown and shaped, transforming from a molten blob into a beautiful glass. This video glass-blowing tutorial is an inspirational ...more

How To : Freehand a flat glass object with fire

Watch this video to learn freehand glass making techniques to catchy music. See how to use fire in a bending technique. Break the glass under a flame, put it back together, separate it, and clamp it to form a flat object. (You know how the patience process goes . . .) Learn ho ...more

How To : Learn beginning lampworking techniques

Tips for the beginner borosilicate glass artist. This video demonstrates cold and hot seals, pulling curves, and more. Part 1 of 6 - How to Learn beginning lampworking techniques. Part 2 of 6 - How to Learn beginning lampworking techniques. Part 3 of 6 - How to Learn beginni ...more

How To : Blow glass with experts

Discover the history and process of glass blowing with experts at the Corning Museum of Glass. This is for beginners who are thinking about blowing glass for the first time.

How To : Blow glass

Jim McKelvey is going to show you how to blow glass. One of the secrets to making really nice glass is making really even gathers. So, if you're a beginning student, there are some tricks that you can use to learn how to gather correctly. That's just part of what will be cover ...more

How To : Make your own glass art

Watch this glass tutorial video to learn about the extreme hobby of glass blowing and how to make your own glass art. This hobby is extreme because of the high temperatures and tools used, so be very careful. You'll be blowing your own glass art in no time after watching this ...more

How To : Make glass molds

Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.

How To : Make an Oscar award out of balloons

In this video, we learn how to make an Oscar award out of balloons. First, you will need to grab some gold colored balloons and have a slight idea on how to make balloon animals since this is an intermediate practice. To make this Oscar award, you will need a total of 260 ball ...more

How To : Work with Polymer Clay for Beginners

Polymer clay is an exciting arts & crafts medium. Actually, "clay" is a misnomer; it contains no true clay, but rather consists of tiny particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) combined with plasticizer, which is what makes it malleable like clay. What makes it so "exciting? Wel ...more

How To : Make a mosaic stained glass window

In this video, you will learn how to make a mosaic stained glass window as well as techniques for using mosaic to decorate other items in your house. Host Laura says she's decorated her house so much that her neighbors say if you stay too long, they will become mosaic by Laura ...more

How To : Model, texture & light a glass bottle in modo 203

Modo community member Roger Harris explores his techniques for modeling, texturing and lighting a glass bottle in modo 203. If you are new to modo, this tutorial series should help you learn the basics of the software by taking you all the way through a project. Learn basic mo ...more

How To : Cut mirror

Do you have a mirror that needs fitting in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom? From My Glass Trades, a video on how to cut mirror. Learn about the tools and techniques used to cut mirror and how to use an oil filled glass cutter and neophenolic L square. Get your project d ...more

How To : Create a glass nail polish bottle in Photoshop

In this week's episode of PixelPerfect, Bert delves into the world of glass. Many useful techniques are used in creating a detailed bottle of nail polish in Photoshop. Watch and learn how to create and work with glass surfaces in Photoshop.

How To : Paint on glass

Glass painting is both beautiful and easy to learn. In this free online series of instructional art lessons, learn how to paint on glass and everything you need from supplies to techniques, all taught by expert Jason Painter. Part 1 of 18 - How to Paint on glass. Paint on glas ...more

How To : 10 Unusual Uses for Discarded Eggshells

Many foods do not come in natural packaging that is as useful and versatile as its content. Eggs are an exception. So, the next time you buy a carton of eggs, be sure to hold onto the eggshells after you are finished cooking with them. In the kitchen, you can use eggshells to ...more

How To : Choose the right adhesive for a repair job

Depending on the job at hand, you're going to want to choose the right drill glue. There are different adhesives that will work better with metal, wood, glass, ceramic tile, or anything else you might need to bond, and that have different techniques for using. Watch this video ...more

How To : Fuse and slump glass

Learn how to fuse and slump glass with Corning Museum of Glass experts. Fusing and slumping are two techniques that have been used for centuries, and can be used together or separately.

How To : Create an ice cube in Photoshop

Let's say you have an image of an empty glass. What if you want to add an ice cube to the glass? In this video tutorial you will learn about techniques to create an ice cube using Photoshop. Create an ice cube in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Crochet the stained glass window square

This is a more advanced version of the granny square - the stained glass square, which usually is made with several separate colors of yarn. This tutorial is aimed at people who have already mastered crochet techniques to at least the intermediate level. Part 1 of 4 - How to C ...more

How To : Make silk glimmer misted flower for your scrapbook

Kathryn shows how to Glimmer Mist silk flowers for an additional decoration in scrapbooking. In this tutorial, she uses the Red Velvet and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist colors. The flower is made with strips of silk. The strips should be cut to your own desire. Using a white gel pe ...more

News : Tues Night Pick - Tame Impala @Silverlake Lounge $10

Check out their video: Half Full Glass Of Wine I saw Tame Impala at the Echo last night and was blown away. These psychedelic rockers kinda sound like a modern day Beatles. They are blowing up! Bummed I can't see them again tonight. Tame Impala / White Arrows @ Silverlake Lo ...more

How To : Make beaded jewelry

In this online video series learn from expert jewelry designers Sonia Dameron and Deb Sims as they teach and demonstrate how to design jewelry using crystal beads, pearls, glass beads, and gemstones. Learn about gemstones, glass and crystal beads, pearls and design techniques ...more

How To : Dump and add color to blown glass

This recording of a beginner's glass blowing class depicts visual guidelines to adding color to molten glass. The instructor repeats a process of rolling molten glass on the marver, blowing it, and finally, adding color.

How To : Why You Should Always Save Parmesan Rinds

There are certain ingredients that chefs regularly use to elevate their food beyond the status of what us mere mortals can create. Shallots are one. Good, real Parmesan cheese is another. And the rind of that real Parmesan cheese just so happens to be one of the culinary world ...more

How To : Make glass blown ornaments for Christmas

Let our expert, Tom Wright, show you how to blow glass Christmas ornaments. He shows you how to make a traditional ball ornament, a candy cane ornament, and a icicle ornament. So, take some time, and learn how to blow glass Christmas ornaments today! Part 1 of 16 - How to Make ...more

How To : Find North in Minecraft Without Using a Compass

It's easy to lose oneself when playing Minecraft and easier still to get plum lost. That's why it's always good to have a compass on hand. No compass? No problem. There are, in fact, no fewer than seven methods at your disposal for finding true north in a Minecraft world. Bett ...more

How To : Make beautiful stained-glass cookies for Christmas

Like the marvelous and awe-inspiring stained glass windows at Gothic cathedrals and churches, staine glass cookies offer a beautiful glimpse into history and tradition. With see-through tinted windows and intricate designs, these cookies are as interesting to look at as they a ...more

How To : Change hair color in Photoshop CS3

Getting into editorial art department work? They may have you switching the color of a model's clothes, eyes, and/or hair in a number of photographs... so better get schooled on the subject now! In the following video, learn how to transform a brunette to a full blown blonde w ...more

How To : Clean classic NES games with Windex

This is a short instructional video on how to clean your NES games. The ever famous flashing blue screen and the blow to the game cartridge doesn't always work! Conventiently clean your NES games with Windex or glass cleaner and Q Tips. Swab the game cartridges and the console.

How To : Use an octave playing technique on your harmonica

Make your harmonica talk. In this instructional video, you'll learn how to perform what can only be described as "that vocal harp thing" on your harmonica. The trick, as you'll learn, requires octave playing, using the second and fifth blow holes simultaneously while blocking ...more

How To : Frame things cheaply by soldering picture frames

This video will teach you how to frame anything two-dimensional using inexpensive materials and a soldering iron. The technique used is called tinning, using beveled glass, copper foil, solder, and flux. Tinning is great for framing dried flowers and leaves and only takes abou ...more

How To : Lampwork a glass floral wine bottle stopper

This is my best guess at lampworking a borosilicate wine bottle stopper. This is just me winging it, I don't claim to be an expert. If you want to see what the pros do with this floral technique, look up Eugene Rain, Sabina Boehm, John Kobuki and many others.

How To : Make an Eye-Catching Beaded Candle Holder

Why buy a beaded candle holder at the store when you can make one at home? Use this crafty idea to turn your favorite votive candle holder (or shot glass!) into a beautiful, eye-catching, colorful display! Things you'll need: Candle holder (or clear shot glass) Beads Super g ...more

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