Not keen on working with molten glass?  Me, neither.  But you can still get a glass effect with the awesome faux glass polymer clay tutorials by Arizona based, Amber of CraftWithClay

Her tutorials show to make very realistic looking faux glass using only liquid clay.  Her hollow bead tutorial doesn't even use a form to get the hollow interior. There are 3 tutorials in all including one for head pins and disc beads. And a bundle for all three.

You do need two special tools - variable temperature heat gun and a k-type thermocouple probe. Neither of these tools are expensive especially when you compare to the set up needed for a lampwork studio!

The resulting designs will be very lightweight and not breakable like glass! Score!

H/T to Aims (Big Blue Barn Designs) for this find.

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