Did you know you could melt glass in your microwave? I just found out about the Fuseworks microwave kiln and I have been having fun experimenting and making jewelry from empty glass bottles. To recycle wine, beer or soda bottles into pretty fused glass, you need a few glass cutting tools, some safety glasses, some heat resistant gloves, the kiln, some kiln paper, glass and your imagination.
I bought the Fuseworks kiln kit made by Diamond Tech at Hobby Lobby for $119.00 which included the kiln, cutter, gloves, glass jewelry findings and some kiln paper. At first, I was a little worried to use it because I didn’t want to damage my microwave and I was afraid that it wouldn’t really work. But before long I had several fused pieces and a couple new pairs of earrings. Of course, not everything I made was a success but my mistakes are still available as raw materials. So there really isn’t any waste. 😊
If you have been interested in learning more about how to fuse glass but don’t want the commitment of a large kiln this is a great way to get started making small fused projects like earrings, pendants and more all in the convenience of your microwave!