Tumbled Fused Glass

I don’t know about you but I love frosted glass like sea glass. After watching a class with Jodi a year or two ago I bought a rock tumbler. I never used it until the past couple of months then I went nuts! Jodi was right a tumbler is amazing!! Below are two pictures of my tumbler. It takes quite a bit to fill it up but I just love it.

Below is a picture of fused glass bottle slices. I tumbled them and they look great.

The other thing about a tumbler is the glass looks great on both sides. These are the same pieces front and back. I drilled hols in some of them so they can be viewed from both sides. The big pieces are poker guards or pocket stones. The next picture shows more of my pendants that I’ve left frosted and that I’ll put pinch bails on.

A couple more things about a tumbler is you can leave the glass frosted or you can refire them and they polish right up. The glass in picture on the left is of tumbled glass and it wasn’t prefired and it soften the edges. In fact some pieces soften so much you don’t even have to fire them. The picture on the right is of tumble pieces then fired.

In case you are curious about bigger things I use a sandblaster (which is what I used on my pressed pieces).

I’m curious what y’all think of my tumble fused glass pieces. Do y’all like the frosted look or do you prefer the polished look?

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, Fused Glass by Karen, My Etsy store, my Art fire Store, my Pinterest, and 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

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