St Pattys Day Pipe
St Pattys Day is right around the corner and just in time for this pipe design.
Leprechauns are noted for having a wooden carved pipe either hanging in their mouth, or casually held in their hand. To wear this design on St Patrick’s Day, be sure to add a shamrock for just a touch of green.
This distinctive design has a curved bowl and a very long thin handle. Add either Glassline paints for the shadowing in the bowl, or after fusing, use some glass paints and cure in the oven.
Materials:PatternPipe glassShamrock glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawGlassline paints or Pebeo Vitrea glass paintsFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut out the model.
2. Place the pieces on the proper color glass and sketch near the outline with a permanent pen. Liberally coat 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 line to maintain the form and all the small particulars.
4. Clean with dish soap and dip in clear water or use glass cleaner to remove all markings and scum. Dry the items.
5. Place the parts on a prepared kiln shelf and pose the shelf in the unit. Be sure to grip the glass by the side to avert fingerprints.
6. If using Glassline paints to add depth to the bowl, be sure to paint in the area and allow the paint to dry completely before firing.
7. Shut the top or door. Switch on the kiln.
8. Examine the project at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
9. As soon as the project possesses your wanted appearance, shut down and disconnect the oven. If the unit is made with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and checked so that it doesn’t cool off more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. As soon as the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
11. As soon as the project has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Hold on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
St Pattys Day Pipe
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