Lucky Horse Shoe
Did you know that a lucky horse shoe should be placed with the two ends pointing up? This is supposed to keep the luck from falling out.
There are however a few cultures that believe you should have the ends of the lucky horseshoe pointing down so that luck will spill on you. Either way you wear this delightful design you are sure to have a bountiful of luck.
Try using some Glassline paints to add details. This paint needs to be added and dried completely before firing.
These are sure to be a favorite this St Patty’s Day. Make a horse shoe for yourself and all the other lucky individuals in your life.
Materials:PatternHorseshoe glassShamrock glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawGlassline paintsFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut the guide.
2. Lay down the pieces on the fitting tint glass and copy about the stencil with a permanent marker. Generously coat the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the shape. Cut close to the outline to retain the figure and all the precise fine points.
4. Bathe with dish soap and dip in clear water or use glass cleaner to strip off any markings and scum. Dry the pieces.
5. Place the portions on a primed kiln ledge and place the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to hold the glass by the rim to avert fingerprints.
6. Close up the lid or door. Activate the kiln.
7. Monitor the task at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeping at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. Once the glass possesses the sought after look, turn off and unplug the unit. If the kiln is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the unit must be left on and observed so that it doesn’t cool off more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the pyrometer goes down under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
10. When the project has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Lucky Horse Shoe Pattern
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