Winter Ice Skates
This Ice skates pattern is similar to the shape and design of the holiday stockings with a blade attached. These figure skates represent the cold winter months and not necessarily Christmas, although they could be adorned with some holly to change the appearance.
Skates are boots with blades attached to the bottom. Usually these are used to propel a person across a sheet of ice for ice skating, but this design won’t be gliding anywhere. Make a single skate or make a pair and then drill a hole in each and string them together with a small chain after fusing.
MaterialsBoot glassCuff glassBlade glassGlass cleaner of choiceBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and using scissors cut the stencil.
2. Set the paper pattern on the appropriate shade glass and copy near the shape with a permanent marker. Liberally coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut the design. Make a point of cutting on the outline to keep the shape and all the tiny fine points.
4. Cleanse with dish soap and soak in clear water or employ glass cleaner to remove the design and residue. Air dry the items.
5. Arrange the pieces on a ready kiln shelf and arrange the shelf in the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the perimeter to avert fingerprints.
6. Shut the top or access. Switch on the oven.
7. Look at the piece at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your fused glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. Once the project possesses your wanted look, shut down and disconnect the oven. If the kiln is built with thick fire bricks, you can permit it to cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and observed so that it doesn’t cool off any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. When the pyrometer goes down under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
10. After the glass has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Winter Ice Skates Pattern
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