I love making glassware from scratch.
The materials are simple and easy to find, and the process is quick.
But I also find it takes a while to get everything together.
Here’s a list of my favorite steps.1.
Start with a few pieces of glass.
The pieces are mostly water.
(I like to use plastic.)
These will be the “glassware.”
Glass, when it’s solidified, can hold its shape forever.2.
Start by cutting the glass into cubes, then add a few layers of resin to each cube.
You’ll end up with a bunch of small pieces of liquid glass.3.
Add a layer of the glassware’s base.
This is where the resin is mixed in with the water.4.
Fill the cubes with the resin, then fill the cubes up with the base.
You can add a layer or two of the resin to the base, then seal them in place.5.
Now fill each cube with the next layer of resin, until the whole thing is covered.
This process is repeated until you have a perfect liquid glass that’s solid, opaque, and glassy.6.
Next, mix the resin.
You will use a mix of water, oil, and a combination of these chemicals to make a solid resin.
The mixture will be quite thick.
It’s important that it’s completely smooth.7.
Once you’ve added the resin and the base layer, it’s time to add a bit of the liquid glass’s water.
The mix of oil and water is what you’ll be pouring into the liquid form.8.
Pour it into the cube you made before, and place it in the base with the cubes that you just added.9.
The final step is to pour the resin on top of the base and seal it in place using a sealant that will keep the resin from sticking to the glass.10.
Finally, pour the finished liquid glass into a glass vessel and you’re done!
The glass will stay in place forever, but it will look like you poured the glass on top and sealed it with a layer (or two) of resin.
If you’ve never made a glass from glass before, this process is a great way to start.