This design is for a bubbly green champagne bottle to help celebrate the New Years Day celebration. New Years could not be celebrated in style without this bubbly drink to bring in the upcoming New Year.
Make plenty to hand out to all of your acquaintances old and new. They will be greatly appreciated and a memorabilia of the occasion.
The tiny label on this design can be adorned with any celebratory message or saying. Don’t place the year on the piece and then it can be used for future celebrations.
Glassline paints can be used before fusing to write on the piece. Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely before fusing. Once dry any undesired paint can be removed with a toothpick or other pointed object.
Pebeo Vitrea paints could be used after firing if preferred. These paints are cured and fired inside a conventional oven.
Materials:Green bottle glassWhite label glass Black label glassPatternGlass cleaner of choiceBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesGlass drilling materialsTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut the stencil.
2. Lay down the pieces on the fitting color glass and trace about the pattern with a permanent marker. Liberally cover up the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the design. Make a point of cutting on the line to keep the shape and all the small particulars.
4. Wash with dish soap and bathe in clean water or use glass cleaner to get rid of all drawings and residue. Dry the pieces.
5. Put together the parts on a primed kiln ledge and pose the shelf inside the kiln. Always hold the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close the top or door. Activate the oven.
7. View the fused piece at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your fused glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the glass has your required look, shut down and unplug the oven. If the kiln is fabricated with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off by itself. If however it is made with ceramic fiber, the oven must be kept on and checked so that it doesn’t cool down any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. Once the pyrometer falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. Once the glass has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back to turn the Champagne bottle into a pin. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Champagne Bottle Pattern
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