Time to get all geeky!
How about a little frit sculpture? Doodling in frit is a lot more fun when you harness the heat! Knowing exactly what/how much/how long will make you positively drunk with power.
Then, make cullet pieces (I call it "erosion glass") with random holes that mimic nature's patterns. Add powders for an enameled look. This will be your new best friend for using up glass scrap.
Plus, take the guesswork out of glass lace. There's only a teeny bit of math, I promise. Face your fear and do it anyway. We'll all help each other out.
Come play in the studio!