Fused Glass Charcuterie Boards

I’ve mentioned my good friend Tracy several times, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Tracy made a beautiful fused glass charcuterie board and I asked her to cut me a couple out with her water-jet cutter.

Normally I don’t post process pictures, but since it’s just cutting and layering which is the basic fused glass process I’ve decided to show it. The first picture is the glass I gave her, the 2nd & 3rd is her cutting the glass into shape, the 4th is checking to make sure the clear glass is good to cut as well and the 5th picture is to show how perfect the cut is. She is a wiz with her cutter and can cut any shape out of glass. If you are a fuser please check her out.

Here is the first one, it’s 2 layers of glass so it’s sturdy, food safe, and has little bumpers on the bottom so it sits perfectly on the table. I love this shape and the colors.

I also had her cut another board for me. This glass is amazing!

When you use a cutter there are little nubs holding it on and you have to grind them off. When I did that for this one I thought I cleaned it thoroughly but I did not. So if you look closely there is some water/grinding gunk in between the glass. However, because both of these types of glasses are extremely expensive I’m keeping this board in my finishing room as a reminder to take it slow and clean the glass. Bottom line is it’s still a beautiful piece.

Funny story – I had her cut a 3rd “board” but when all was said and done I couldn’t make it into a board and am trying to figure out what to do with it. I’ll do another post when I finish it.

If the boards are popular I’ll make some more, so let me know what you think.

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites; my Art fire Store, and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month

Keeping my kiln warm,

Karen

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