Dove of Peace
The dove of peace has come to symbolize the hope for tranquility on earth. The design is a peace offering from one person to another. A lot of times this Christmas dove is shown in flight to remind us that it is a messenger for this important idea. The white dove is also seen with a sprig of an olive branch in its beak.
This all began according to the Old Testament when Noah released a dove after the great flood. The dove was sent to find land and came back to the ark carrying an olive branch tightly in its beak. This was a sign that the great flood had ended and there was dry land for the people to start over again.
Make these for your loved ones to wish them peace and a new beginning this season. They can of course be made into Christmas ornaments, or fused into other pieces.
MaterialsWhite glassGlass cleaner of choiceBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and using scissors cut the design.
2. Position the paper pattern on the appropriate color glass and copy close to the stencil with a permanent pen. Liberally coat the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the design. Cut close to the shape to retain the figure and all the minute fine points.
4. Launder with warm dish soap and rinse in plain warm water or use glass cleaner to eliminate the drawings and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry all the glass pieces.
5. Position the parts on a ready kiln ledge and arrange the shelf in the unit. At all times grasp the glass by the perimeter to avert fingerprints.
6. Close up the top or door. Turn on the unit.
7. Examine the fused piece at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever peeping at your fused glass have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the piece has your sought look, shut down and unplug the kiln. If the unit is made with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be kept on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the pyrometer drops under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. Once the glass has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Adhere the pin back onto the glass with a two part epoxy.
Dove of Peace Pattern
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