What would the 4th of July be without the familiar fire crackers lighting up the hot summer night? These firecrackers are of course made out of glass and unlink the familiar firework they will light up and inspire others during this holiday season.
A firecracker worn on your celebratory outfit is a fantastic way to show your patriotism. These particular fireworks are shaped like rockets. The simple design can be made using just a glass cutter and some oil, or with the aide of a glass saw.
MaterialsRed glassBlue glassWhite glassPermanent MarkerBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawSoap and water or glass cleanerKilnPrepared Kiln ShelfGlasses with IR and UV protection. High fire wire
1. Copy and cut out the outline.
2. Park the pieces on the proper color glass and copy close to the design with a permanent pen. Liberally coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the pattern. Make a point of cutting on the shape to retain the form and all the precise details.
4. Bathe with soap and soak in plain water or use glass cleaner to do away with the design and residue. Dry the items.
5. Arrange the parts on a ready kiln shelf and arrange the shelf within the kiln. Be sure to hold the glass by the border to prevent fingerprints. Add some high fire wire as the wick of the fire cracker. This can also be added after firing if you want to use some wire that can’t be fired in the kiln. Just use some two part epoxy to attach the wire.
6. Shut the lid or access. Switch on the oven.
7. Observe the task at almost 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While peeping at your fused glass have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the glass possesses the sought after appearance, turn off and unplug the kiln. If the kiln is manufactured with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool down more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the temperature falls below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
10. When the piece has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
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