I took a class called "Intro to Glass Fusing" this weekend, and it rocked.
Now, I've really liked working with lampwork beads and stained glass, but the problem is that both arts are ones I just can't manage All By Myself. I can't put the foil on the stained glass by myself correctly for all the tea in China, no matter how hard I try, and my friend who knows how is moving away, so I doubt I'll ever do stained glass again. My hands are just too damn weak to shove it on right, apparently. Also in the weak-hands category, I can't manage to get my glass beads off the mandrel by myself either. So I don't really do these things outside of class because I need a babysitter *sigh*.
But glass fusing? I can do it All By Myself, Mommy! Just get the right kind of glass, layer it on each other, cut it if you want to, or not, stick it in the kiln, and (eventually) voila! You have finished glasswork!
I have two pendants done (not photographed yet though, sorry)- a clear heart with colored pieces on top and a mini-aquarium pendant that didn't come out quite as clear. I also have a whopping twelve pieces in the kiln right now- two hangers and ten more little pendants.