Eye of the Cat

This eye of the cat pattern depicts the mystery of the cat eye. Piercing through the black of night a cats eye can send chills running up and down your spine.

The background glass can be any color you desire for your particular cat. White glass is used to signify the sciera or white part of the cat’s eye. Using Dichroic glass to represent the actual iris of this mystic animal, gives this piece just that added shimmer and shine.

This pattern would make an outstanding pendant or pin. It will definitely be a model that will be noticed and attract comments from everyone who views the piece.

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Materials:

  • Background glass
  • White sciera glass
  • Dichroic iris glass
  • Black stringer
  • Pattern
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back
  • Directions:

    1. Sketch and using scissors cut the guide.

    2. Situate the portions on the right color glass and copy near the stencil with a permanent marker. Generously cover up the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the design. Make a point of cutting close to the outline to preserve the outline and all the meticulous details.

    4. Clean with soap and rinse in plain water or use glass cleaner to do away with any markings and residue. Using a lint free towel, dry the items.

    5. Pose the sections on a ready kiln ledge and place the shelf within the unit. Be sure to grasp the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints. Use a little hair spray to hold the stringer in place on the Dichroic eye.

    6. Shut the lid or access. Start the kiln.

    7. View the fused piece at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your projects put on glasses with IR and UV shield.

    8. As soon as the piece possesses your desired look, turn off and disconnect the kiln. If the unit is made with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and observed so that it does not cool down more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    9. When the pyrometer drops beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.

    10. As soon as the project has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.



    Eye of the Cat Pattern

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