The Thanksgiving cornucopia, also referred to as horn o plenty, harvest cone or horn of plenty, is a traditional symbol of abundance. This image has long been associated with the Thanksgiving festivities, even though it was symbolic dating back to the 5th Century BC.
Original portrayals of the cornucopia were of a goat’s horn that was overflowing with a bounty of fruits, grains and flowers. Today the image is a curved and horn shaped basket that has a plentiful amount of fruits and vegetables flowing out and onto its surroundings.
Glass fused cornucopias can be enhanced with stringers, frit, and other fusible items to represent fruits, vegetables and greenery. This is another fantastic way to use up some of that scrap glass. Make plenty for all your loved ones during this season.
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1. Copy and using scissors cut the outline.
2. Position the parts on the proper shade glass and draw close to the stencil with a permanent marker. Liberally plaster the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut the design. Make a point of cutting on the shape to retain the outline and all the small details.
4. Sponge down with soap and rinse in clear water or employ glass cleaner to take away any markings and scum. Use a lint free towel to dry the items.
5. Arrange the sections on a ready kiln shelf and place the shelf in the unit. Always hold the glass by the border to avoid fingerprints.
6. Add any design elements, such as stringers, frit, etc.
7. Shut the top or door. Turn on the unit.
8. Observe the task at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While glimpsing at your fused glass put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
9. Once the piece possesses the sought after look, turn off and disconnect the oven. If the unit is built with heavy fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool off any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
10. When the pyrometer falls below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
11. As soon as the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Pattern
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