Luck o' the Irish Shamrock hat. When it comes time to decide which pattern to make for your St Patty’s Day celebration, this is the one that will really catch attention. Each shamrock seems to be individually bouncing out of this green hat.
When designing the piece, place each piece of clover so that it gives the effect of them springing carelessly out of the cap. Make the clover out of various colors of green to add interest and depth to the piece. This design would make an excellent piece of jewelry to wear on St Patrick’s Day.
Materials:PatternHat glassHat band glassShamrock glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and using scissors cut the outline.
2. Place the paper pieces on the right tint glass and copy around the outline with a permanent marker. Generously shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut the design. Follow on the line to retain the shape and all the precise fine points.
4. Launder with soap and bathe in clean water or employ glass cleaner to strip off all design and residue. Air dry the pieces.
5. Put together the parts on a prepared kiln shelf and put the shelf in the kiln. Always grasp the glass by the side to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close up the lid or access. Activate the kiln.
7. Look at the fused piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your pieces wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the piece possesses your sought look, shut down and unplug the oven. If the kiln is assembled with heavy fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the oven must remain on and observed so that it does not cool off any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. As soon as the piece has cooled to room temperature, add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Shamrock Hat Pattern
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