Butterfly Heart

This delicate butterfly heart design is ready to spread its wings for a fluttering Valentine’s Day. The wings of this butterfly are completely made out of hearts. Use various colors to add some depth and interest to the piece. It can be embellished with pieces of frit, scraps of glass, stringers and dots.

The heart butterfly wings are cut out of different colors of pink and purple. I have used stringers to symbolize the feelers, a dot to represent the head and a thicker piece of black glass for the body. Tiny pieces of frit were sprinkled over the bottom heart wings for decorating purposes.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Various wing glass
  • Body glass
  • Dot head
  • Stringer for the feelers
  • 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. Sketch and using scissors cut the pattern.

    2. Put the paper pieces on the proper tint glass and copy around the outline with a permanent pen. Liberally shield the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the pattern. Cut on the line to maintain the outline and all the minute fine points.

    4. Launder with soap and soak in clean water or use glass cleaner to delete the markings and residue. Air dry the objects.

    5. Arrange the sections on a ready kiln shelf and arrange the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the rim to avoid fingerprints.

    6. Close the top or access. Activate the oven.

    7. Watch the task at around 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.

    8. When the project possesses your sought appearance, turn off and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the unit must be kept on and checked so that it doesn’t cool down any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    9. Once the pyrometer drops beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.

    10. As soon as the project has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.



    Butterfly Heart Pattern

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