For Christmas last year, my husband bought me a microwave kiln. I was so excited. Unfortunately, the first few pendants I made were blobby and really, really ugly. So I started experimenting with cook times, methods of cutting, widths of glass, and found that though these microwave kilns are small, there are some great projects that you create with them.
There are several microwave kilns out there. I have the Fuseworks kit that included the kiln, gloves, glass, millefiori, glass cutter, kiln paper and several findings. The kit has so much with it that I have only had to reorder glass once since I got it and I’ve made dozens of pendants and earring sets with it. They also offer decal/stickers and several pre-cut shapes and being the lazy crafter that I am, I love that.
Below is a tutorial that gives information on making some cute summer pendants–one flower pendant and a patriotic, abstract 4th of July pendant.
For this tutorial I’ve listed a few links and a supply list below:
Fuseworks Round Clear Glass Disks
(click on photo for more info)
20 Gauge Sterling Silver Round Wire
(you need 3-4 inches but buying by the foot is more cost-effective)
Bent nose pliers
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