Chili pepper, chilepepper, chilipepper, or chile pepper, whichever way you individually spell it, this is one red hot pepper! These intensely searing peppers are used to spice up culinary dishes, or eaten to add a little zest to your meal. They are sometimes boiled, fried or dried and then chopped, stuffed or left whole before usage.
Red peppers actually started growing in the Americas, but are now grown around the world. Not only are they used as food but also as medicine.
Since they originated in the Americas, it is fitting that they almost seem to symbolize Mexico. They are used to decorate kitchens and household items.
Materials:PatternGreen glassRed glassGlassline paint Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Print the design on thicker paper.
2. Using a set of clippers, cut out the design.
3. Position the pattern pieces on the suitable glass shade.
4. Trace about the outline using a permanent marker.
5. Generously envelop the markings with bees wax or chap stick.
6. Position the drawn glass on a glass saw and cut around the design. Cut along the drawing so that the pattern is defined.
7. Position the recently cut portions in a container of unsoiled water whilst cutting any other glass. This action will make clean up easier.
8. Wash each piece with detergent, a scrubby and a little water.
9. Dry the glass pieces utilizing a lint-free towel.
10. Decorate as preferred using Glassline paints and allow the paint to dry.
11. Whilst grasping all of the pieces by the perimeter, assemble the glass on a kiln washed kiln shelf.
12. Position the shelf in the unit.
13. Close the lid or door and start the kiln.
14. Wearing glasses with a UV and IR shield, look at the item at just about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. As soon as the item has your desired look, bring the glass down to the correct annealing temperature and hold.
16. Shut down the kiln.
17. Permit the piece to cool off by its self.
18. As soon as the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
19. Attach a pin backing or fire the item into a further plan.
Chili Pepper Pattern
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