Black Cat Head
Did you know that the black cat is one of the most popular types of felines? Most people keep their black cats inside during the Halloween season because they can be taken and used for satanic rituals. A Halloween cat is a common symbol for this season.
These cats are known for giving back luck and are often looked upon as a symbol of evil omens. There are many cultures that have superstitions about these felines.
This particular cat head does have sort of an evil look with his striking green piercing eyes. The pattern is extremely simple and adorable addition to your Halloween adornments. Present black cat head pins to all your friends.
MaterialsBlack head glassPink nose glassGreen eye glassBlack and white stringersPatternGlass cleaner of choiceChapstick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut the outline.
2. Rest the paper pattern on the proper colorful glass and draw close to the shape with a permanent marker. Liberally protect the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the pattern. Follow close to the line to keep the form and all the small particulars.
4. Launder the pieces with soap and dip in clean water or employ glass cleaner to do away with all markings and scum. Air dry all the pieces.
5. Arrange the sections on a prepared kiln shelf and pose the shelf within the kiln. Always grip the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints. Use black stringers for the center of the eyes and the white stringers for the whiskers. Use a dab of unscented hairspray if needed to secure them in place.
6. Shut the lid or door. Activate the unit.
7. Monitor the fused piece at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When looking at your projects have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. Once the glass possesses the sought after look, shut down and unplug the unit. If the kiln is constructed with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down on its own. If however it is built with ceramic fiber, the unit must be kept on and monitored so that it does not cool off more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer drops lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. As soon as the glass has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Black Cat Pattern
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