GLASSHOPPA –– Jim Matthews

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Welcome Glass Fusers!
I am spending my retirement developing glass art projects and producing step-by-step videos so that you can make them, too. I provide patterns, color suggestions, firing instructions and any other resources that will help you succeed, plus tips & tricks to hone your skills. (you can see the complete video directory at

My goal is to reduce the time you spend in trial & error and minimize the inevitable frustration when things go wrong.  Patreon is a place where I can host this content and make it available exclusively to fusers who find it valuable.

How it Works:

-- Select a membership level on this page. Click the JOIN button and follow the prompts to establish an account.
-- Your pledge earns you unlimited access to all Glasshoppa content. Watch as many tutorials as you want as often as you want. The Directory of Fusing Project Tutorials is on the landing page (you'll have to click on "continue reading").
-- You will only be charged again when I publish a new tutorial, and then on the first of the following month.
-- I have been publishing about 10-12 times per year.
-- When you sign up, you’ll have the opportunity to set a monthly limit on your support so there’s no risk of spending more than you intend.

I will reward your generosity with a wide variety of beginning-to-intermediate glass fusing projects, clear and concise explanations of materials, tools and techniques, plus  free fusing technical support and troubleshooting by email, whenever you need it.

Hopefully, you’ll think it’s worth supporting. I’ll make the mistakes so you don't have to. You’ll waste less glass and suffer fewer disappointments. 

Join us! There are already over FIFTY tutorials to choose from.

With gratitude,
Jim Matthews (your friendly neighborhood Glasshoppa)

Patron's Video Directory

The Ant, the Ladybug and the Dragonfly
Balloon Garden
Bird of Paradise Pot Sticker
BUZZ (the fused glass housefly)
Cactus - Prickly Pear Pot Sticker
CLOCK - Fracture-Streamer
Devit & Fire Polishing
Drop Vessels
Floral Jewelry Tray
Forever Flowers
Frit Blossoms
Fruit Spoon Rests
Hexwing Candle Holders
Ikebana Flower Vessel
Koi -- Pre-fused Design Elements

Koi Pond -- Display Platter

Layered Glass Landscapes
Light Your Trees!
Make a Stand!
Pattern Bar Platters
Quick 'n Easy Reaction Platter
Sea Turtle Wall Art
Spring Cherry Blossoms
Spirit Tablets
Starburst Holiday Bowl
Some Simple Jewelry
Splat Magnets
Swizzle Sticks & Drink Markers
Wildflower Hand Mirror

Public Video Directory
Best Glass Cutting Gadget Ever
Brilliant Rainbow Platter
Crater Creations
Faux Flower Planters
Fishbones Platter
Fish - Copper-framed Garden Art
Hanging Bird Bath
Hanging Your Glass on Walls
Hanging Your Glass in Windows
Holiday Trees & Wreath
Lady Bug Wall Pockets
Mushroom Garden Art
Mushroom Night Lights
Pinwheel Bowl
Revealing Imagery
Splash Art
Summer Sunflower
Torch Pulled Stringer
Transparency Overlays
Upscale Switch Plates

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 45 exclusive posts
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 45 exclusive posts

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