Personalized Christmas Ornaments
Making personalized Christmas ornaments is a fantastic way to let your family and friends know that you have thought of them individually. Add a high temperature wire during the fusing process so that the design can be hung on their tree to create a timeless gift. Every year that they hang this Christmas tree ornament on the tree, it will bring back memories of that particular year.
It would also be nice to make a family of personalized ornaments and fuse them into a platter with the name of each family member on an ornament. Or make some for place holders at your holiday meal. Use paints to add any writing and Christmas trimmings.
Materials:PatternFirst ornament glassSecond ornament glassPaints for letteringGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and using scissors cut the pattern.
2. Park the paper pattern on the fitting tint glass and copy near the guide with a permanent pen. Liberally shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the pattern. Cut on the shape to retain the outline and all the precise particulars.
4. Bathe with dish soap and soak in clean water or use glass cleaner to get rid of all markings and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry the objects.
5. Pose the pieces on a ready kiln shelf and put the shelf inside the unit. Always grasp the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints.
6. Close the top or access. Activate the kiln.
7. View the task at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeping at your hot glass put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. Once the project possesses any sought after look, shut down and disconnect the kiln. If the unit is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool down by itself. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be kept on and observed so that it does not cool off more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the temperature falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. When the project has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Personalized Christmas Ornaments Pattern
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