There are many different shapes and designs for a Leprechaun hat. They can be derby shaped or pilgrim shaped, tall or short, depending on your interpretation of the hat. Therefore, a couple of types are depicted in the pattern located at the bottom of this page.
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Materials:PatternHat glassHat band glassHat buckle glassClover glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawGlassline paints or Pebeo Vitrea glass paintsFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and using scissors cut the design.
2. Park the portions on the proper colorful glass and sketch about the outline with a permanent marker. Liberally envelop the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the design. Cut on the outline to keep the outline and all the meticulous details.
4. Wash with dish soap and bathe in clear water or employ glass cleaner to take away the drawings and scum. Using a lint free towel, be sure to dry all the objects.
5. Arrange the parts on a ready kiln ledge and pose the shelf inside the unit. Always grasp the glass by the rim to avert fingerprints.
6. Close up the lid or door. Activate the unit.
7. Examine the task at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While glimpsing at your fused glass put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. Once the piece has your preferred look, shut down and disconnect the unit. If the unit is built with heavy fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down on its own. If however it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the unit must remain on and checked so that it doesn’t cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
10. Once the project has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Leprechaun Hat Pattern
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St Patricks Day
Leprechaun Hat to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns