Broken Heart

Who hasn’t had a broken heart at one time in their life? This isn’t your typical Valentine’s Day pin, as it isn’t romantic at all to have a broken heart. This pattern has a crack in the middle of the heart that can be achieved in several different ways.

Maybe this Valentine's Day isn't all about romance and love for you or someone you know. This design might show how you or someone you know are feeling on this day. This design can also portray a humorous view of this romantic day.

As with all the designs on this site, a Valentine pattern is located at the bottom of this page. For even more Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to view the page on Red Hot Valentines Day Pins.

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Materials:

  • Heart glass
  • Bandage glass
  • Bandage pad glass
  • Pattern
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions:

    1. Copy and cut the pattern.

    2. Place the pieces on the suitable colorful glass and sketch around the design with a permanent pen. Liberally coat the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the pattern. Make a point of cutting on the shape to retain the form and all the precise fine points.

    4. Bathe with soap and soak in plain water or use glass cleaner to eliminate any drawings and residue. Air dry the items.

    5. Arrange the sections on a prepared kiln ledge and pose the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to grip the glass by the side to prevent fingerprints.

    6. Close the lid or access. Turn on the oven.

    7. View the piece at almost 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glimpsing at your fused glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.

    8. Once the glass possesses your wanted look, switch off and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is fabricated with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be kept on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    9. When the temperature drops beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.

    10. After the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.

    There are a couple of ways you can achieve the zigzag design in this pattern.

    1. Use the glass saw to cut the design into the glass

    2. Utilize some bent stringers

    3. Draw on the design before firing with Glassline paints

    4. After firing use Pebeo Vitrea paints and follow the directions to cure this paint.

    Broken Heart Pattern

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