The Lilium Longiflorum is a traditional flower for the Easter season. It is commonly known as the Easter lily. This Easter flower is look upon as a joyful symbol of not only beauty, but of purity, hope and life. This particular design is a more elegant view of this lily. Instead of the traditional leaves and petals, it depicts only a single petal and the stamen.
Either cut a strip of glass for the stamen, or use a flattened rod for the effect. These would particularly look outstanding in dichroic glass. I have included a couple of examples of this design on the page. It can be worn as a piece of jewelry, such as a pin or pendant, or as all the other patterns fuse it into other glass artwork.
Materials:PatternInside petal glassOutside petal glassStamen glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and using scissors cut the guide.
2. Set the sections on the proper shade glass and trace around the outline with a permanent marker. Generously shield the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the outline. Make a point of cutting on the shape to keep the form and all the minute particulars.
4. Wash with dish soap and rinse in plain water or employ glass cleaner to strip off the pen marks and residue. Dry the pieces.
5. Position the portions on a all set up kiln shelf and put the shelf within the unit. Be sure to grip the glass by the perimeter to prevent fingerprints.
6. Shut the lid or access. Switch on the kiln.
7. Watch the project at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While peeping at your pieces have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the glass possesses your preferred appearance, switch off and disconnect the unit. If the unit is built with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the unit must be kept on and checked so that it does not cool down any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. Once the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. As soon as the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Lilium Longiflorum Pattern
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Lilium Longiflorum to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns