How to Make a Glass-Blown Rose Perfume Bottle

Make a romantic, elegantly shaped perfume bottle with a painted rose design.

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5. Gather more clear glass on top of this base from the furnace. Shape the bubble with wooden blocks and wet newspaper. Blow the bubble up to about the size of a large grapefruit.

6. Using jacks, squeeze the glass down to create a neckline or jack line to be able to remove the glass from the blowpipe.

7. Shape the glass into an egg shape using wet newspapers.

8. Break the glass from the blowpipe by placing it over a large piece of high-grade insulation called Fiberfrax. Pick up the piece using Kevlar gloves and place it into an annealing oven.

9. Over a 12 hour period the hollow glass egg, called a graal (glassblowing technique), cools to room temperature.

10. Grind the graal's sharp opening flat using a diamond-embedded flat wheel.

11. Paint the glass egg with silica-based paints. The paint is the consistency of toothpaste. This can take anywhere from 5 to 25 hours. Use the razor cut end of a paintbrush to cut the details into the paint, such as the veins of the leaves.

12. Place the painted graal opening side up into a kiln at room temperature. Heat the kiln to 1000 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours.

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