Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a holly jolly Christmas with this holly berry design. Holly with its bright green leaves and crimson berries just seems to represent the holiday season. In this design they are grouped together on a branch.

A brown piece of glass is used to represent the stem, while red dots indicate the holly berries and various colors of green glass symbolize the bright green leaves.

Use just a dab of your favorite fusing glue or unscented hairspray to hold these red berries in place as they are fused inside the kiln. Be sure that your glass is overlapping so that the pattern fuses together.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Brown stem glass
  • Green leaf glass
  • Red dots
  • Glue or unscented hairspray
  • 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. Draw and cut out the model.

    2. Rest the parts on the proper colorful glass and sketch near the design with a permanent marker. Generously envelop the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the outline. Follow near the line to maintain the figure and all the minute particulars.

    4. Clean with dish soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to get rid of the markings and scum. Dry the pieces.

    5. Arrange the parts on a prepared kiln ledge and arrange the shelf inside the unit. Always hold the glass by the border to avert fingerprints.

    6. Shut the lid or access. Turn on the oven.

    7. Look at the project at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever peeking at your fused glass put on glasses with IR and UV shield.

    8. Once the project possesses your preferred appearance, switch off and disconnect the kiln. If the unit is put together with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is made with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and checked so that it does not cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    9. When the temperature goes down lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.

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



    Holly Jolly Christmas Pattern

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