I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass.
WARNING: YOU WILL START CUTTING EVERYTHING YOU CAN LAY YOUR EYES ON
I want to warn you. When I first started doing this I got
VERY frustrated because I could not get it to break the way I wanted. Be patient when trying to master this because after all, we are cutting with string and polish remover. Not the typical way to cut glass. I promise you though, when you “get it” you will “get it”. Let’s get started Jaderbugs!!!
It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer!
Soak it GOOD! This is VERY important!
I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. I also slightly pour a little over the glass also!
Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. You will be dunking your glass in this. It has to be COLD so make sure to put enough ice! Also make sure your bowl is big enough! It needs to be deep enough to dunk where your string is!
VERY IMPORTANT! Make sure when you light this that it is not right over your bowl of polish remover! (trust me, I did this and everything got engulfed in flames).. hahah I like to light it over my water!
Slowly turn your bottle. Try not to do this where it’s windy because you want your string to stay lit or it will not work. The slower you go the better it is, but it has to constantly turn.
You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. You will notice after little while your flame getting lower and lower. Remember in the beginning I said you will be practicing a lot. It may take you a few times before you get it right. When the flame is “ALMOST” out dunk it in the ice water. You will hear a cracking noise. THIS MEANS YOUR GLASS IS CUT… If you mess up and your glass did NOT cut, take the string off and apply a new one. You can’t use the same string twice.
YAY!!! Look how amazing! It’s like a RAD experiment going on in your back yard. Wait, it’s not LIKE.. IT IS
I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! Make sure and wear gloves or eye protection if you want to “really” be safe. Obviously, I am not safe. I like to play with fire. Dang Southern girls! Comment below and let me know how you like this craft or share your experience with us! You can fine me here also:
PEACE, LOVE, DIY
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