Easy Red Dress Project
This Red Dress pin has come to represent heart disease awareness.
They're appropriate to wear for National Wear Red Day, which is in recognition of heart disease awareness.
Did you know the first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day?
Wearing this pin will exhibit your support and awareness of the importance of National Wear Red Day.
This adorable pin is a colorful alert that urges women to take action in protecting the health of their heart.
The campaign for Wear Red Day started in 2002 when the icon of a crimson dress expressed the alarming seriousness of heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of adult females in America.
These would be great gift to make and give to all the women you know.
They're a reminder to become active, get fit and begin traveling towards a longer, healthier life.
A few patterns for making this dress can be located at the bottom of the page.
PatternCard stockPermanent markerBeeswax or Chap StickRed glass White Glassline paint Glass sawGlass cleanerPrepared kiln shelfKilnGlasses with IR and UV protectionTwo part EpoxyPin back
1. Sketch and using scissors cut the pattern.
2. Park the portions on the appropriate colorful glass and trace near the guide with a permanent marker. Generously plaster the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the outline. Make a point of cutting close to the shape to maintain the form and all the precise particulars.
4. Bathe with soap and soak in plain water or employ glass cleaner to take away any design and scum. Dry the items.
5. Put together the pieces on a prepared kiln ledge and arrange the shelf in the unit. Always hold the glass by the rim to avert fingerprints. Using white Glassline paint, draw a heart on the right side of the dress. See photo for placement.
6. Shut the top or access. Activate the oven.
7. Observe the piece at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glimpsing at your hot glass put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the project possesses your preferred appearance, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is put together with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and observed so that it does not cool off any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. When the pyrometer goes down underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. As soon as the glass has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
When I first saw these Red Dress pins, I thought they would be an adorable Valentines Day gift.
But these pins don’t have to be worn just for National Wear Red Day or Valentines Day.
They could be worn all year as a reminder of the importance of keeping healthy.
They are extremely easy to cut out and make.
Make them for all the women in your life and support awareness of the number one killer of women….heart disease!
Red Dress Patterns
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