Broken glass artwork is a very unique and intriguing art that can create some fascinating and marvelous pieces of decoration. Glance through this article to know some craft ideas with broken glass.

Broken Glass Artwork

Creating crafts and decorative accessories with trash and waste items is quite a common artwork. How about taking a different route and trying out crafts with broken glass this time? Interesting yet risky, right! Needless to say, glass is a beautiful medium used for various purposes due to its versatility. The same applies to its use by artists who indulge in making some detailed and gorgeous pieces of art using broken bits of glass. Now, if you are just wondering what can be made with glass pieces, you have an array of options available to convert them into charming and dazzling molds, jewelry pieces, home decorations, and so on. Go through the following lines to find some ideas for making crafts with broken glass.
Broken Glass Craft Ideas
Broken Glass Soap Dish
Materials Required
  • Two 5x3½" pieces of Clear Glass
  • Colored Broken Glass
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Glass Cutters
  • Alcohol or Glass Cleaner
  • Using alcohol or glass cleaner, clean the clear glass pieces.
  • Now, break one piece of clear glass.
  • Separate the fine glass from the broken glass and reserve it for future use.
  • Over the whole piece of clear glass, place the bigger broken pieces of glass.
  • Scatter colored glass pieces around the clear glass pieces.
  • Place the clear glass dish in the kiln very carefully ensuring that you do not cut yourself.
  • Bake the dish at 1370 °F for partial fusing.
  • Remove the glass dish from the kiln. You will be able to see textures on the base glass.
  • Cut out four equal stripes of fiber paper measuring the same length as that of the dish.
  • Place the stripes of fiber paper in the kiln.
  • Now, place the glass dish over the fiber paper.
  • Bake the dish at 1250 °F overnight to slump it.
  • Allow the dish to cool down.
  • Remove the dish from the kiln and wash it with clean water.
  • Your broken glass soap dish is ready to use.
Sea Glass Bracelet
Materials Required
  • 5 to 9 small pieces of Sea Glass (pieces of broken jars and bottles tossed into the sea) of similar shapes and sizes
  • Silver Jewelry Wire
  • Needle-nose Pliers
  • Small Jewelry Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Strong Glue
  • 1 Toggle Clasp (for bracelet)
  • Bamboo Skewer or Small Wooden Dowel
  • Cut a 6-inch piece of silver wire using wire cutters.
  • Wrap this wire around a piece of sea glass.
  • Using a few drops of glue, secure the sea glass to the wire, leaving a ½ inch of wire on each end of the glass.
  • Bend the extra end into a loop to form the links of the bracelet.
  • Continue the procedure for other pieces of sea glass, setting aside the finished pieces.
  • Wrap the silver wire around a dowel or bamboo skewer tightly to form a tight spring.
  • Remove the spring from the dowel and cut it into small individual rings using wire cutters.
  • You will see each ring having a cut through which they will be attached.
  • Carefully open the loop of the ring to attach it to one end of the stones.
  • Add another stone and squeeze the ends of the ring together to close it. Make sure that you do not squeeze it too hard; else the ring might break off or crush down.
  • Continue adding two rings to each stone link to form links for the next stone.
  • Continue with this procedure until you get a bracelet that measures your wrist.  
  • Finally, attach the toggle clasp to the bracelet to finish it off.
  • Your sea glass bracelet is ready to be worn and flaunted.

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