This is an embracing motherhood design, where the two figures merge and form a solid piece. This pattern is very easy to cut and fuse, as it only involves one solid piece of glass.
It is a fitting tribute to the connection between these two individuals. They seem to be curved into a loving embrace, as the child is connected forever to the mother figure.
These can be made out of any glass desired. I have chosen to use a pink and mauve blend, but it would also look fantastic using the new crinkled dichroic glass. Determine which color or type of glass you desire before starting your project.
Although simplistic in its design, this particular pattern is so fitting and appropriate for celebrating any Mom and child occasion or a Mothers Day gift.
Materials:PatternFusible glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut out the stencil.
2. Place the paper pieces on the right color glass and copy near the model with a permanent pen. Generously coat the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the pattern. Cut close to the shape to retain the shape and all the meticulous details.
4. Cleanse with soap and bathe in plain water or use glass cleaner to delete the markings and scum. Air dry the items or dry with a lint-free towel.
5. Pose the parts on a prepared kiln ledge and arrange the shelf inside the kiln. At all times grip the glass by the rim to prevent fingerprints.
6. Shut the top or door. Start the unit.
7. Look at the task at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When gazing at your fused glass wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the project has your wanted look, turn off and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is manufactured with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. If however it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be kept on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool down more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the temperature falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
10. Once the project has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
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