Champaign Bottle

Yes, the title says champaign bottle, but I am aware that the spelling is incorrect. I spelled it champaign, and this mistake was brought to my attention. It is hard to remove a page with a misspelling in the title, so I have left this champaign bottle page up and added a page with the correct spelling.

As the corks are popping on iced Champaign (should be spelled champagne) bottles and everyone is romantically kissing and loudly singing, wear this adorable pin. Make plenty for all your friends and acquaintances. Simple and easy to make and design, this pin can be made to wear this New Year’s day, or on New Year’s Eve.

The label on this Champaign design can be adorned with your celebratory message. Be sure that you don’t date it unless you want to keep it only as a remembrance of this particular celebration.

Use Glassline paints Glassline paints to add your message before firing, and allow the paint to dry before firing. Or they can be adorned after firing using Pebeo Vitrea paints and then cured in a conventional oven. The nice thing about using Glassline paints for a project like this is that once the paint has dried, you can remove any undesired areas with a toothpick before firing. The Pebeo Vitrea paints don’t make as distinct a message because of their thickness when applied.

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Materials:

  • Green bottle glass
  • White label glass
  • Black label glass
  • Pattern
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Glass drilling materials
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back
  • Directions

    1. Copy and cut the stencil.

    2. Place the pieces on the proper color glass and draw around the model with a permanent marker. Generously cover the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the design. Cut close to the line to preserve the outline and all the small fine points.

    4. Launder with soap and bathe in clean water or employ glass cleaner to take away any pen marks and scum. Dry the pieces.

    5. If using Glassline paints, be sure to apply it now, and allow it to dry completely before firing. Remove any excess paint using a toothpick.

    6. Place the parts on a ready kiln ledge and put the shelf within the kiln. Always hold the glass by the rim to prevent fingerprints.

    7. Shut the top or door. Start the oven.

    8. Look at the piece at almost 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When looking at your projects wear glasses with IR and UV shield.

    9. When the glass possesses your wanted look, switch off and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is built with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be kept on and supervised so that it does not cool down more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    10. Once the temperature falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.

    11. As soon as the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.

    Champaign Bottle Pattern

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