Whimsical Turkey Pin
Gussy up your Thanksgiving Day season with a whimsical turkey pin sure to gobble up all the attention. This adorable pin is jam-packed with dimension and color.
Before Thanksgiving or on the day itself, give your guests and friends a distinctive memento with this fused glass pin. This project involves using a glass saw to cut out the pieces.
Turkey Pattern Card stockScissorsPermanent markerBees wax or chap stickGlass – red, yellow, orange, brown, greenGlass sawPaper plateGlass cleaner or soap and waterPaper towel
Prepared kiln shelfKilnGlasses with IR and UV protectionPin backTwo part Epoxy
1. Draw or print your shapes on card stock before cutting them out.
2. Cut out the card stock pieces
3. Assemble your colored glass.
4. Using a permanent marker, trace around the pieces. You should have enough glass purchased to make several of these pieces. Estimate how much glass to purchase before beginning this project.
5. Apply beeswax or chap stick to the traced images. This will keep the drawing from disappearing when using the wet saw.
6. Once you have all your pieces drawn on the glass, using the saw begin cutting out your pieces. Use a paper plate to place your pieces as they are cut out of the glass. Remember to save any and all small pieces for other projects.
7. Clean your pieces throughly. Using a paper towel, dry the pieces.
8. Holding the pieces by the edge to avoid finger prints, assemble them on your prepared kiln shelf.
9. Add some pre-made glass eyes.
10. Turn on the kiln and fire the pieces to approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. You want a lot of texture on these pieces.
11. Once your kiln has reached approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit, using your glasses with IR and UV protection, peek at your pieces.
12. Turn off kiln and allow it to cool to room temperature before opening. If your kiln has dense fire bricks & cools slowly you are able to just turn it off and allow it cool down naturally to room temp, but if it is a ceramic fiber kiln you will need to cool down at a speed not faster than 300° per hour.
13. Attach a pin back using a two-part epoxy.
You can turn these into a personalized pin by using Glassline paints to add a name. Do this before your firing so that the name becomes embedded into the glass.
Turkey Pin Pattern
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Turkey Pin to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns