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Fusing Loops in Bottle Bottoms.
Earlier this week, Linda T. sent me a question that started me thinking. She needed to be able to attach fused bottle bottoms to a frame and didn't want to drill holes. It seemed to me there must be some way to fuse in brass loops without a lot of additional work. Turns out it's pretty easy.
Start with a bottle bottom, I'm using a champagne bottle and the leaf bottle bottom fusing mold (you could just fuse it flat though). I've glued brass loops on where I want them.
About brass loops; you can make your own or buy them if you don't want to bother making them. This would also work with Nichrome loops if you like that better.
Next, add a cut ring from the same bottle on top of the loops. If you're using a saw to cut the bottles, this is easy, cut off the bottom, then cut off one ring and keep the bottom and ring together. If you can't cut a ring, try using small rectangles of glass from the same bottle glued over the brass loops.
Here's what it looks like from the side:
And this is what it looks like from the front:
And here is an idea for what to do with it next:
And in other exciting news, you can use this same trick with any of the new bottle bottom fusing molds on my website. To celebrate, mold orders have flat $5.95 priority mail shipping for the entire order. (some restrictions apply, check out the product listings for details.)
Flower bottle bottom mold - $15.00
Heart Bottle Bottom Mold - $15.00
Rocket Bottle Bottom Mold - $15.00
Leaf Bottle Bottom Mold - $19.00
Dragonfly Bottle Bottom Mold - $15.00
Thanks for reading, and, as always, let me know if you have questions, I'm happy to help!
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