Shirt and Tie
Make this shirt and tie design and fuse it into a platter to serve dear old dad his treats on Fathers Day.. There aren’t very many ideas for the Fathers Day celebration. I guess because what father would want to wear a pin or necklace, right? But this particular design could be fused into glassware like a platter to serve that special treat to good ol’ dad. It can be adjusted to your specific desired shape.
When you think of Fathers Day, you naturally think of a shirt with a tie. Why not make a lasting memory with this adorable and simple pattern. These ideas would not only be fantastic for dad, but what about grandpa, or a favorite uncle?
Materials:PatternShirt glassCollar glassTie glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut out the outline.
2. Set the portions on the right color glass and trace around the pattern with a permanent pen. Generously envelop the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the pattern. Cut near the line to retain the shape and all the meticulous fine points.
4. Launder with soap and dip in plain water or use glass cleaner to take away any design and residue. Using a lint free towel, dry the items.
5. Pose the portions on a ready kiln shelf and put the shelf in the unit. Always hold the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints.
6. Shut the lid or access. Turn on the oven.
7. Watch the piece at close to 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the glass possesses your sought after appearance, turn off and unplug the unit. If the unit is put together with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off by its self. On the other hand if it is made with ceramic fiber, the unit must be left on and observed so that it does not cool off more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the temperature falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
10. After the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Shirt and Tie Pattern
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