How to Make a Fused Dichroic Glass Watch

Make a stylish, fused-glass watch using dichroic glass and decals.
c2c238_4final

c2c238_4final

Materials and Tools:

rubbing alcohol
dichroic glass
glass cutter
glass nipper
decal sheet
kiln
bracelet blank
extra-strong adhesive
watch face
jump rings
magnet clasp

Steps:

  1. Carefully clean your glass with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Use glass cutters and nippers to cut out 1-inch squares of different colors of dichroic glass.
  3. Soak the decal(s) in water for a few minutes. Take the decal out of the water and slip the decal off the sheet with your finger. Place it on top of one of the glass squares.
  4. Place all the glass squares on the kiln shelf. Fire up the kiln and let it vent to 1000  degree F, then close the lid.
  5. Let the kiln heat up to 1350 degrees F, turn the kiln off and let it sit to cool slightly.
  6. Turn the kiln on and let it go up to 1350 degrees F again. Keep repeating these steps until the glass has melted enough (about 10 minutes). Turn the kiln off and wait until fully cooled. Open kiln and remove glass squares.
  7. Cut bracelet blank to 8 inches long.
  8. Glue glass tiles to bracelet blanks with extra-strong adhesive. Let dry overnight.
  9. Attach watch face to front of bracelet using jump rings.
  10. Attach magnet clasp to back of bracelet using jump rings.

Website: kristalwick.com

Next Up

How to Make a Confetti Fused-Glass Cuff Bracelet

Make a colorful glass bracelet that fits snug across your wrist using this fused glass technique.

How to Make a Fused Glass Butterfly Pendant

Make a one-of-a-kind dichroic glass necklace pendant with this simple fused glass technique.

How to Make a Fused Glass Confetti Barrette

Add handmade flair to your hair with this fused glass barrette project.

How to Make Dichroic Glass and Enamel Earrings

Make a playful yet well-crafted pair of earrings using multi-colored dichroic glass, accent beads and gold-filled wire.

How to Make a Lampwork Glass Bead Necklace

Create your own unique lampwork glass beads for a colorful, leaf-inspired necklace.

Fused-Glass Dichroic Pendant

Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind pendant by using fused glass.

How to Make a Flat Marble Art Necklace

Turn your own graphic artwork into a beautiful necklace pendant.

How to Make a Silver Heart Ring

Create a delicate sterling silver ring using basic metalwork techniques.

How to Make a Silver Clay Dragonfly Bracelet

Stamp and style precious metal clay ovals to create this delicate bracelet.

How to Make a Silver Necklace With Coral Beads

Make a delicate, reticulated silver necklace strung with three rows of stone beads.

Stories We're Following

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.