My first piece of fused glass used some gorgeous colors and textured clear glass.
I used some techniques - cutting and breaking glass, using glass nippers to create the uneven edge, breaking the colored strings into little pieces.
The piece above is the flat plate, before it was fused in the kiln. It's hard to see, but the texture of the clear glass is very pronounced. The colors on the blue and green glass strings are hard to see.
Here is piece after it was fused and then slumped into the shape of the mold. I think it looks like an ashtray, but I guess it's considered a small dish that can be used for candy, jewelry or the like. The colors are more vibrant and the texture of the clear glass is less visible. I'm pleased with how it came out!