Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Pot Melt" Pendants

I just finished this "pot melt" pendant and decided to add embellishments to it. For those of you not familiar with "pot melt" - it is a term used to describe a technique where pieces of glass are placed in a container or pot with a hole in the bottom. The pot is then elevated above a tray or container. As the kiln heats up, the glass begins to melt and flow through the hole in the bottom of the pot and onto the tray below. The resulting design of the glass is determined by the melting glass itself. It is always a surprise to open the kiln and see what awaits. I use a wire frame instead of a pot but the technique is still the same.
These "pot melt" pendants are my personal favorites. I love the randomness of the designs and it is a great way to recycle and/or use small pieces of glass you could not otherwise use.