Festive Green Vest
This green vest is the easiest way to dress up any outfit for St. Patrick’s Day. Wear the luck of the Irish this St Patty’s day even if you aren’t Irish.
Adorning green is not just for the Irish, everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day. To be sure that you and your friends are in the spirit, wear this adorable green vest.
During the Irish revolution from England, the Irish people would wear green and burn the color red because of their hatred of the England. British soldiers shot people who were wearing the color green, because they were thought of as troublemakers.
Adorn and decorate these with frit, dots, scraps of glass and paints to make them unique. Be sure that your glass is overlapping so that the pieces will fuse together. I have added a small piece of scrap glass between the two panels for this purpose.
Materials:PatternVest glassLapel glassDecorating glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawGlassline paintsFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glasses Pebeo Vitrea paintsTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut out the stencil.
2. Set the parts on the suitable shade glass and copy close to the outline with a permanent marker. Liberally envelop the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is desirable to cut the shape. Make a point of cutting on the line to preserve the outline and all the meticulous fine points.
4. Cleanse with dish soap and rinse in clear water or employ glass cleaner to remove all pen marks and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry all the pieces.
5. Put together the parts on a all set up kiln shelf and arrange the shelf within the unit. Be sure to grasp the glass by the border to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close up the lid or door. Start the oven.
7. Observe the piece at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever looking at your pieces have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the project has the sought after appearance, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is built with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. Once the pyrometer goes down beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
10. As soon as the piece has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Hold on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Green Vest Pattern
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St Patricks Day
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