Spring is here and it is time to adorn that new Easter bonnet. There is a tradition of wearing new clothing and specifically the bonnet at Easter.
Since the 18th century, adorning a bonnet has been a trendy spring tradition. Create and fuse these unique bonnets for all of your friends and family.
Tiny pieces of glass, dots and stringers can be used to adorn the petite pattern. Use a glass saw to cut out the three circles and stack them together to obtain the look of a hat with a ribbon around the edge.
Materials:PatternHat glassRibbon glassDots Scrap glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and using scissors cut the pattern.
2. Position the pieces on the appropriate colorful glass and draw around the guide with a permanent pen. Liberally shield the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the pattern. Cut near the shape to retain the form and all the small particulars.
4. Wash with soap and dip in clear water or employ glass cleaner to get rid of all pen marks and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry the objects.
5. Position the portions on a all set up kiln shelf and put the shelf inside the kiln. At all times grip the glass by the border to avert fingerprints.
6. Close the top or door. Start the unit.
7. Examine the fused piece at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever peeping at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the project has your desired look, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the kiln is made with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. If however it is built with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
10. When the piece has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Hold on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Easter Bonnet Pattern
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