|Constellations of Fused Glass Starry Nighttime Sky|
Stars of white fill a disk of swirling blue glass to form the constellations in the night sky. This fused glass project started with a pot melt of assorted Bullseye blue glass in both opaque and transparent. I added opaque white glass balls to form both the Big and Little Dipper, as well as Draco and Cassiopeia. I used a faceted quartz stone for Polaris.
|Faceted Quartz Stones for Fused Glass Projects|
My father-in-law hand cut and polished these pieces of quartz, my picture just doesn't do these crystals justice.
|Faceted Quartz Polaris in a Fused Glass Little Dipper Constellation|
Here's a close-up of the little dipper with the north star placed at the end of the handle. The stone was fixed to the glass after all firing was completed.
|Fused Glass Orion Constellation with its Brightest Stars|
I loved my starry nighttime sky so much I made a second hanging of star clusters to form the constellations Orion, Taurus and Gemini with a faceted quartz stone for Sirius, the dog star.
|Fused Glass Stargazing|