Hawaiian orchids can be delicate and soft or bold and colorful. They come in every hue imaginable. They range from large blooms to tiny miniature blossoms. This tropical flower can be seen all over the island of Hawaii.
If you visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden you will find a separate section dedicated to these orchids of Hawaii. This garden in a valley on the ocean front has every type of flower and plant conceivable for the island, but I was especially intrigued with the absolutely beautiful orchid display.
This pattern has three parts. I have used a little fiber board to help lift the various pieces to give them some depth and dimension. Transparent glass was used to give the illusion of how delicate and fragile the petals are on these flowers.
Materials:PatternBottom petal glassMiddle petal glassTop petal glass Pre-fired Fiber BoardGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch the outline on paper.
2. Utilizing a set of shears, cut out the outline.
3. Lay down the paper pieces on the proper glass color.
4. Mark around the stencil using a permanent pen.
5. Generously envelop the markings with beeswax or chapstick.
6. Lay down the drawn glass on a Taurus and cut out the outline. Cut close to sketching so that the design is defined.
7. Lay down the recently cut portions in a bowl of unsoiled water whilst cutting any other glass. This feat will make cleaning the glass easier.
8. Scour every piece of glass with dish soap, a scrubby and a little water.
9. Dry all of the pieces utilizing a lint-free wipe.
10. While gripping all of the items by the rim, place the design on a prepared kiln shelf.
11. Place the kiln shelf in the kiln.
12. Add pre-fired fiber paper under top and middle petals.
13. Close up the lid or access and start the oven.
14. Dressed in glasses with UV and IR shield, view the item at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. When the item has your desired look, take the project downward to the suitable annealing temperature and keep at that temperature.
16. Switch off the unit.
17. Permit the piece to cool down by its self.
18. As soon as the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
19. Fasten a pin back or fuse the project into a different endeavor.
Hawaiian Orchids Pattern
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