Leprechaun Pot of Gold

This Leprechaun pot of gold is an important part of the Leprechaun legend. It is said that if you capture a Leprechaun he has to give you his treasure of gold. It is also said that at the end of a rainbow is where this hidden booty can be found.

This pattern is one of my favorite pot of gold crafts. I have made them out of paper, clay, etc, but now to be able to make it out of glass. The pot of gold consists of the black pot, the bounty of gold and a clover as a decoration. Decorate the pot any way you want. Use stringers, frit or some Glassline paint.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Green glass
  • Clear glass
  • White Foam glass
  • 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. Sketch the pattern on paper.

    2. With a set of cutters, cut out the pattern.

    3. Set the members on the correct glass shade.

    4. Mark near the design by means of a permanent marker.

    5. Liberally coat the drawing with bees wax or chap stick.

    6. Set the sketched glass on a glass saw and cut out the pattern. Cut along the drawing so that the design is precise.

    7. Set the freshly cut portions in a bowl of uncontaminated water while cutting any other glass. This deed will make for an easier cleaning of the glass.

    8. Clean each piece with dish soap, a scrubber and a little water.

    9. Dry all of the pieces utilizing a lint-free towel.

    10. Decorate as preferred.

    11. While holding all of the items by the border, assemble the glass on a primed kiln ledge.

    12. Pose the shelf in the unit.

    13. Close the top or access and activate the oven.

    14. Wearing eye wear with IR and UV shield, observe the glass at just about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.

    15. Once the piece has the wanted appearance, take the item downward to the suitable annealing temperature and soak.

    16. Shut down the oven.

    17. Permit the piece to cool off on its own.

    18. As soon as the temperature falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.

    19. Glue on a pin backing or fire the piece into another endeavor.



    Leprechaun Pot of Gold Pattern

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