Kitty love is a purrrrrfect pin to make for Valentines Day. Do you love kittens? Know someone who loves cats? This adorable pin is really very simple to make and assemble. You will need to use a glass saw because of all the details and curves in the pattern.
Cats have been around for thousands of years and individuals have been attached to these complex and mysterious creatures. Although independent, the bond between these animals and humans is amazing to see and even more incredible to experience. Each and every day living side-by-side with these furry balls of love and amusement brings new pleasures.
The pattern for this kitty love pin can be found at the bottom of the page. Adjust it to the size and shape desired before printing.
Materials List:PatternCard stock
Permanent markerBeeswax or Chap StickBeige glassWhite glass Red glassBlack Glassline paintTiny pieces of black stringer HairsprayGlass sawGlass cleanerPrepared kiln shelfKilnGlasses with IR and UV protectionTwo part Epoxy
1. Sketch and cut the outline.
2. Situate the sections on the correct tint glass and sketch around the guide with a permanent marker. Generously coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the outline. Follow on the line to retain the figure and all the small details.
4. Bathe with dish soap and rinse in clear water or use glass cleaner to strip off all markings and scum. Air dry the items.
5. Arrange the parts on a primed kiln ledge and put the shelf within the unit. Always hold the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints. Use the Glassline paint to put on some dots for the eyes. Use a little hairspray to secure the tiny pieces of black stringer for the whiskers and feet. A drop can be added to the pieces, or dip them in the hairspray before placing them on the kitty.
6. Close up the top or door. Switch on the kiln.
7. Observe the piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When glimpsing at your fused glass put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. When the piece possesses your required look, switch off and disconnect the oven. If the unit is built with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off by it’s self. If however it is made with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. After the piece has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
These fused glass valentine pins are sure to be a hit with all the kitty love individuals you know. There won’t be any allergy problems with this purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrect kitten.
Kitty Love Pattern
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Valentines Day Pins
Kitty Love to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns