Angelic Christmas Pin
Devising your individual angelic Christmas pin can impart further delight, memories, and significance to the holidays.
Your own adornment can be created as detailed or uncomplicated as you desire!
These instructions will serve as examples for planning your own Christmas holiday pin.
As with all the guidelines on these pages, use your individual thoughts and creativeness to bring style to your piece.
Holidays are so magical with ornaments and decorations...oh and smiles from ear to ear!
Angels add to the enchantment of this time of year.
They are a symbol of hope and peace.
There are many types of angels from country to elegant.
Find the type of angel you would like to use to make a Christmas pin, or use the design on this page.
The pattern for this particular angel can be located at the bottom of the page.
Materials List:PatternCard stockPermanent markerBeeswax or Chap StickWhite glass Dichroic glassPeach or tan glassGlass sawGlass cleanerPrepared kiln shelfKilnGlasses with IR and UV protectionTwo part EpoxyPin back
1. Pick your pattern and cut the design out of cardstock.
2. With a permanent marker, trace your pattern on the glass. Be sure to apply the beeswax or Chap Stick liberally so that your pattern doesn’t disappear during the cutting process.
3. Using the glass saw, cut out all your pieces.
4. Clean the pieces thoroughly with glass cleaner, or soap and water. Allow the pieces to dry, or use a lint free cloth to dry them.
5. Assemble the pieces on a prepared kiln shelf. The shelf can be prepared with kiln wash or kiln paper.
6. Close kiln lid and turn on kiln. Allow the pieces to heat up as fast as possible. These are tiny pieces and there should not be any problem in heating them up fast.
7. Once the kiln has reached approximately 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, peek at the pieces wearing your glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. Once the pieces have achieved your desired look, turn off the kiln. Allow the pieces to cool naturally if your kiln is made with thick fire bricks and cools down slowly. If your kiln is a ceramic fiber kiln, cool down the pieces at about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. After the kiln has cooled down below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it is safe to open the lid and observe the finished piece.These adorable angelic pieces can now be turned into pins. Apply the two part Epoxy according to the manufacture’s directions. Place a pin back in the wet Epoxy mixture. Be sure your piece is level so that the pin back stays in place.
The small accent of dichroic glass on these pieces helps to give them the angelic glow of a halo around her head.
These can be personalized by using Glassline paints to write a name across the white gown, or turn them into fused glass ornaments for your tree.
Be sure to make quite a few of these Christmas pins for the holidays.
They make elegant adornments on your favorite winter sweater.
May you and yours enjoy a fusing Christmas!
For a list of more fused glass pin ideas, please check out the
fused glass Christmas
This page has links to other fused glass ornaments with patterns and instructions.
Angelic Pin Pattern
Return from this page to one of the following pages:
Fused Glass Christmas
Christmas Pin to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns