Thanksgiving corn, also referred to as Indian corn, and is very recognizable by the multi-colored kernels. On this page you will find a corn pattern and instructions for making these multi-hued vegetables out of glass.
Maize was an extremely essential crop for the individuals of the northeast woodlands, and it is the currently the most widely grown crop in the Americas today. Eaten at every meal, it was consumed in the form of popcorn, corn on the cob, corn flour, hominy, mush and grits. No part was ever wasted; the husks are used to make mats, masks, baskets, etc., while the cob was used for fuel, etc.
These multi-colored vegetables will surely draw attention in either a pin form or fused into other fusing projects. They are not that complicated to make and can help you use up a lot of that scrap glass.
MaterialsGreen glassYellow glassPatternBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawGlass Cleaner choicePre-fused multi-colored
KilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut out the guide.
2. Position the paper pieces on the correct shade glass and sketch around the guide with a permanent pen. Liberally shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the pattern. Make a point of cutting close to the line to retain the outline and all the precise fine points.
4. Launder with dish soap and soak in plain water or use glass cleaner to strip off the design and residue. Air dry the pieces.
5. Arrange the portions on a prepared kiln ledge and put the shelf in the unit. At all times hold the glass by the perimeter to prevent fingerprints. Arrange colored dots in an eye appealing design.
6. Close up the top or door. Turn on the kiln.
7. Look at the project at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While glimpsing at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the project possesses your preferred look, shut down and disconnect the oven. If the unit is fabricated with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off by it’s self. If however it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the oven must be kept on and checked so that it does not cool off more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. When the temperature goes down below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. Once the project has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
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Thanksgiving Corn to Glass Fusing Made Easy
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