This lucky Irish tie design can be customized to your desired specifications. You will be in style with this simple to cut and create St Patricks Day bow ties.
Make lots of these custom bow ties to pin on your lapel or hand them out to all your friends to keep them safe from pinching fingers. They can be large or small depending on the look you desire.
Since it is customary to wear green on St Patty’s Day make this bow tie out of your favorite green glass. Use scraps of glass as accents or paints to tailor these pins. I used Glassline paints to add a little detail to the shamrock.
Materials:PatternBow tie glassAccent glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and using scissors cut the guide.
2. Situate the paper pieces on the fitting color glass and copy about the guide with a permanent pen. Liberally plaster the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the shape. Make a point of cutting on the line to keep the outline and all the tiny particulars.
4. Clean with soap and dip in plain water or use glass cleaner to get rid of any design and residue. Dry the objects.
5. Pose the portions on a prepared kiln ledge and place the shelf in the kiln. Always grip the glass by the perimeter to avert fingerprints.
6. Shut the lid or door. Turn on the oven.
7. Examine the task at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeping at your projects have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. Once the piece has your sought appearance, shut down and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is manufactured with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off by it’s self. If however it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and checked so that it does not cool off any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. Once the pyrometer goes down lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
10. As soon as the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Irish Tie Pattern
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