Inspired by the blowtorch and a course in glass fusion last year, I have purchased some glass rods to play with. They are not expensive and melt with the heat from the blow torch. I want to see if I can wrap them around keys and spectacles to give some ornamentation to drop from the metal rod structures.
The initial experiment goes well, if a little unstructured. The glass melts easily but doesn’t combine with the other pieces as easily as I thought. When I increase the amount of heat on a piece of glass it shrinks away from the other pieces.
This piece will stay together now, but it is still very fragile.
The key has turned out better than I expected but is very fragile. I don’t know if it will stay together in order to be turned into a jewellery piece.