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Fused Glass Garden Lights and Lanterns

with Jodi McRaney-Rusho

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • 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 2:

  • 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 3:

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

Class 4:

  • Firm Foundations

  • Purchased bases

  • Log Base

  • DIY Pine Board Base

Class 5:

  • 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 6:

  • Roofing for Fairies

  • Calculating roof sizes

  • Creating a pattern

  • Cutting the aluminum

  • Riveting the roof

  • Adding the roof to the house

  • Lights


Class 7:

  • Building a Bright Future

  • Start with your lights

  • types of lights

  • Creating different patterns 10 sided & Flowers

Class 8:

  • Adding sparkles

  • Embelishments

  • Paint

  • Mica

  • Stencils

Class 9:

  • 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

About this Fused Glass Online Course

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.

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



About the instructor

Jodi McRaney-Rusho
Glass With a Past

Jodi is a warm glass artist working exclusively with post-consumer glass. Her work has won several awards and has been featured in “Sculpture and Design With Recycled Glass” by Cindy Ann Coldiron, as well as several magazines including “Handmade Business” and “Crafts Report”. HGTV's “That's Clever” filmed two segments in her studio. Jodi currently teaches out of her Salt Lake City studio and is an instructor at Kimball Arts Center in Park City Utah. She is represented by Concept SAL in Salt Lake City and Gallery 873 in Kayenta, Utah. After nearly 15 years of recycled glass art making, Jodi has begun producing her own line of tools, kits and molds in an effort to spread the joy of fusing with recycled glass to the whole world.

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