Scrap Glass Pin
A scrap glass pin can take just a few minutes to construct, once you have a concept in mind.
When first getting into the process of glass fusing, the expenses can be very overwhelming.
Glass is as priceless to a glass fuser as diamonds or any precious stone.
The very idea of throwing any of this expensive specialty glass is so inconceivable.
Cutting and breaking glass can even produce a few pieces of miss broken pieces, or scrap glass.
But, even if you save all these tiny odd pieces, what can they be used for?
Of course there is no pattern, because each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
These small individual pieces make wonderful accent pieces.
Simply use a large piece for your base and add miscellaneous scrap pieces to design your piece.
Materials:Scrap glass piecesGlass cleanerPrepared kiln shelfKilnEpoxy gluePin back
1. Gather your glass pieces.
2. Start laying out your pieces. Be sure all your pieces are clean and that you hold them by the edge of the glass to prevent fingerprints.
3. Assemble the sections on a ready kiln ledge and arrange the shelf in the unit. At all times hold the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.
4. Shut the top or access. Turn on the unit.
5. Monitor the fused piece at almost 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When gazing at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV shield. Determine if you desire a tack fuse or full fuse and bring the piece to your desired look.
6. When the piece has your wanted look, switch off and disconnect the kiln. If the unit is manufactured with heavy fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down by it’s self. If however it is made with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it doesn’t cool off more than roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
7. Once the pyrometer drops under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
8. When the piece has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
This is really a fantastic way to use all your scrap glass, to be very creative and a make one-of-a-kind scrap glass pin.
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