During a two-week workshop in glass in the first term, we were given a demonstration of microwave kilning. This is where you are able to make small pieces of glass perfect for jewellery by using a microwave kiln and cooking on high power for approximately 8 minutes. It is a very quick process, and you can get some beautiful results. I decided to turn my microwaved glass into cufflinks for a christmas present, and I love the effect.
The blue ones are definitely my favourite, they are transparent and catch the light really well. Plus I just love blue! Would definitely use this process in the future for small presents or even just to make use of any scraps.