Roz Ford and Jason Holley came to visit for a weekend for some professional development... we tried fusing woven, knitted, and crochet'ed metals in between layers of glass... with some nice results!
This thicker piece is one of my favorites-- the copper is completely encased by the glass, but because it was so much thicker than the glass, air was trapped in between the layers as well. The heated copper will continue to break down within that glass bubble and little bits and pieces of copper swirl loosely in this space when it is shaken. Very cool.
Silver wire fused in another glass sample did not show oxidation... great potential again!