Holiday Lights

A dazzling and sparkling holiday lights design that is sure to make everyone smile. These Christmas lights can be made with or without a face on them. Use them as Christmas decorations on your other fusing projects. I like designs that are whimsical in nature, and this design fits that bill. I once made this easy design out of funny foam.

Make these out of a single piece of glass or add another piece to indicate the screw thread contact. Add a couple of funny eyes and a dot nose. I am using a silver pilot pen to add the texture and color to the piece. These can also be painted with Pebeo Vitrea paints after firing. Be sure to cure them in a conventional oven according to the manufacturer’s directions.

This simple light bulb shape can easily be cut out of a variety of colors. Determine the size you desire and adjust the pattern accordingly. Make plenty because they will definitely go fast!

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Materials

  • Light bulb glass
  • Eyes
  • Dot
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • Glass saw
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Pebeo Vitrea paints
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions

    1. Draw and cut out the pattern.

    2. Park the parts on the right shade glass and draw about the pattern with a permanent pen. Liberally shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is required to cut out the pattern. Cut on the line to maintain the figure and all the minute details.

    4. Sponge down with soap and dip in plain water or use glass cleaner to delete any drawings and scum. Using a lint free towel dry the objects.

    5. Using the Pilot pen color the screw thread contact area. Allow this to dry completely.

    6. Assemble the glass on a prepared kiln ledge and put the shelf in the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the border to avert fingerprints.

    7. Close the top or door. Turn on the kiln.

    8. Watch the project at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glimpsing at your fused glass put on glasses with IR and UV protection.

    9. As soon as the glass has your sought look, shut down and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is manufactured with dense fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the unit must remain on and monitored so that it does not cool off more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    10. When the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.

    11. When the glass has cooled to room temperature, paint on your desired design with Pebeo Vitrea paints.

    12. Add a pin back using a two part epoxy.



    Holiday Lights Pattern

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