Fused Glass Garden Lights and Lanterns


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Love the idea of fused glass lanterns but want something more customized? Join us to learn how to design and build your own fused glass lanterns from common materials. Jodi will show you how to design two different types of lanterns, what tools you will need, and how to use them, as well as walk through every step of the assembly, and making the fused glass for each type of lantern. Custom glass shades for fairy lights are next up, as we make tiny fuse and fold covers for string lights to brighten your summer nights.

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Intro and bio
  • Class outline and expectations
  • Fuse and Fold Lanterns
  • Planning your lantern
  • Types of glass
  • sizes and patterns of lanterns
  • cutting the glass
  • adding mica flakes or patterns with stencils
  • tips for inclusions and borders

Class 02:

  • Assembling
  • Different assembly methods based on lantern size and kiln size
  • nichrome wire for fuse and fold
  • tips for wire size, spacing, and planning the gap
  • Fused in hinge wires

Class 03:

  • Folding it up
  • Folding up the different assembly methods
  • adding embellishments
  • making larger bead holes for top
  • lights for bases, corded and cordless

Class 04:

  • Firm Foundations
  • Purchased bases
  • Log Base
  • DIY Pine Board Base

Class 05:

  • Glass Houses
  • Planning the size of your house
  • Panel sizes
  • Painting the sides
  • Creating a fused door & hinges
  • Assembly for fusing
  • Assembly after fusing

Class 06:

  • Roofing for Fairies
  • Calculating roof sizes
  • Creating a pattern
  • Cutting the aluminum
  • Riveting the roof
  • Adding the roof to the house
  • Lights

Class 07:

  • Building a Bright Future
  • Start with your lights
  • types of lights
  • Creating different patterns 10 sided & Flowers

Class 08:

  • Adding sparkles
  • Embelishments
  • Paint
  • Mica
  • Stencils

Class 09:

  • Putting it all together
  • Folding up the light covers
  • Adding them to the light strand
  • Reinforcing the light strand for weight support & ease of hanging


  • Bases for Bottle Lights
  • Creating the pattern for the layers
  • cutting the wood
  • drilling for the cord
  • Aluminum trim
  • Assembling the base
  • Finishing


  • Material’s list

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Fused Glass Garden Lights and Lanterns

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Glass artists, fused glass artists, anyone who loves glass, playing with a kiln, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to create unique fused glass lanterns


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