Like a chain these three linked hearts are joined together. There is just something fun about hearts that are linked to each other.
Individually these hearts are not solid, but have the center cut out so that they are open and empty. Once placed on the kiln shelf, they are overlapped and that gives them the impression of being interlocked.
When cutting the pattern cut into the center of the heart and cut as close as possible to the outer edge. These open hearts will enable you to actually link the solid pieces together.
Make the hearts out of any color you desire, or individually cut them out of different colors. Once cut, link the hearts and place them so that you achieve an open and pleasing design. This pattern is a sweet Valentine design no matter how you lay them.
Materials:PatternCardstockHeart glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut the pattern out of paper or cardstock.
2. Place the pattern on the right color glass and trace close to the model with a permanent marker. Liberally shield the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the pattern. Cut on the line to preserve the outline and all the precise details.
4. Cleanse with soap and dip in clear water or use glass cleaner to delete the markings and residue. Using a lint free towel, dry the items.
5. Assemble the portions on a prepared kiln ledge and pose the shelf inside the unit. Be sure to grasp the glass by the rim to prevent fingerprints.
6. Shut the top or access. Turn on the kiln.
7. Monitor the task at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever gazing at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the glass possesses your sought after appearance, turn off and disconnect the oven. If the unit is built with heavy fire bricks, you can let it cool down by it’s self. If however it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the oven must remain on and checked so that it doesn’t cool down more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
10. Once the glass has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Linked Hearts Pattern
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