I have very generous family this year. My uncle gave me a small glass fusing kiln for Christmas. It has been a lot of fun to play with so far. I made a couple of pieces just playing around. I expected the first few to fail terribly, but they actually fused properly. Another skill down and it really feels awesome! I only planned out one of the four pictured. Now that I understand the process, I'll need to take the composition more seriously.
I would love to use this technique together with my metal smithing skills.