Recycled glass casting

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handmade art glass casting jewelry with clay mold step one

Faceted 💎‎Gem‎💎 Statement Pendants

Step one in my latest glass casting project. I’m sure there are a ton better materials to use than clay but I started working glass via pottery making and am happy for any opportunity to work with it.

glass casting artisan handmade jewelry with clay mould step two

Next to the pottery wheel, my favourite clay activity is carving away at leather hard clay which solid but not yet dry. In this case, I’m just cleaning off some excess clay from the outside. ⁠

glass casting with recycled glass - zero waste jewelry

This part is also fun. I’ve added some of my never ending supply of glass scrap into the little clay ‘boats’. This is not precision work. I’ll end up with some rough looking chunks of glass to work with. ⁠

colourful recycled glass pendants before shaping and polishing

The cast recycled glass pieces are out of the kiln and ready to sand or grind into shape. 🔷🔶🔷⁠

one of a kind recycled glass gems, matte faceted glass on long ld chain

My first mini batch of 💎gems💎. The grinding and shaping is definitely the hardest part but it's fun to see them take shape, especially with each one being one-of-a-kind.

Lightly faceted frosted glass on a long chain, each pendant is about 1 1/2 inches long. Now listed in my one-of-a-kind jewellery section