To melt a glass bottle in a kiln, place it on a kiln shelf, gradually raise the kiln temperature to 1425 degrees Fahrenheit and cool the bottle until it is safe to touch. This 18-hour procedure requires a kiln, safety gloves, kiln shelf paper, water, soap, a razor blade and paper towels.Know More
Wash and dry the bottle. If it has a label, soak the bottle for 30 minutes, and scrape the label off with a razor blade. Dry the bottle with paper towels.
Line a kiln shelf with kiln shelf paper. Lay the bottle on its side in the middle of the shelf, and load the shelf into the kiln.
Turn on the kiln. Every hour, raise its temperature by 500 degrees Fahrenheit. When the kiln reaches 1100 degrees Fahrenheit, maintain that temperature for 10 minutes, then resume gradually increasing the heat by 250 degrees per hour. When the kiln reaches 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, increase the temperature to 1425 degrees Fahrenheit as quickly as you desire.
When you feel satisfied with the bottle's shape, reduce the kiln temperature to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit. Put on heat-safe gloves, and expedite the cooling process by opening the kiln door slightly.
When the temperature drops to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit, close the kiln door, and decrease the temperature by 150 degrees per hour. Leave the bottle inside until the kiln reaches room temperature.
There are many ways to make fused glass pendants, and the easiest involves placing a piece of fiber shelf paper between two identical glass pieces, fusing the glass in a kiln and stringing a cord or chain through the cooled pendant. The required supplies are fiber shelf paper, two identical pieces of colored glass, scissors, a soft cloth, a glass kiln, a kiln-washed shelf, a toothpick and a cord or chain. Each pendant takes roughly 10 minutes to assemble; the firing and cooling times depend on the kiln size and manufacturer.Full Answer >
To drill holes in glass bottles, acquire a drill bit that is specifically designed for use with glass and/or tile. It looks like a Gothic window, tapered toward a point at the end. Use caution when applying force to the drill, and be patient while drilling the hole.Full Answer >
Most glass takes on a more fluid consistency at temperatures of around 1350 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, glass has the consistency of honey or syrup.Full Answer >
In order to melt a beer bottle, you need access to a kiln. You also need a large Ziploc bag or a shopping bag, a hammer and a kiln mold to achieve the desired shape.Full Answer >