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Tumbled Glass Suncatcher Project

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Tumbled Glass Pieces
Long Nose Pliers
Copper Wire in assorted gauges
Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo (optional)
Beadalon Wire Twister (optional)
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Use copper wire and tumbled glass to make this fun suncatcher! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Create a frame with 14- or 16-gauge copper wire.
  • Step 2
    Select tumbled glass pieces and arrange them inside the frame.
  • Step 3
    One by one, wrap the glass pieces into your frame with 18- or 20-gauge wire. Use pliers if necessary.
  • Step 4
    You may want to use additional wire to enhance the design, as well as a Coiling Gizmo or Wire Twister to shape the additional wire strands. Once your design is finished, add a piece of string and hang.

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