Dangling Valentine Hearts

This dangling Valentine Hearts design reminds me of a glass mobile. The simple banner with three dangling hearts makes an excellent pin design.

Because the hearts are attached with a slip ring, they dangle and move on your outfit. Make them with different colored hearts, and use Glassline paints to add the wording, or use Pebeo Vitrea paints after firing to add your desired details.

Use the Valentine pattern located at the bottom of this page to construct this design. Adjust and print it to any size desired. It does involve the use of a glass saw to cut out the tiny curves in the design.

This pattern is just one of the many Valentine’s Day gift ideas that can be found on the site. For more patterns be sure to check out the page on Red Hot Valentines Day Pins.

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Materials:

  • Banner glass
  • Heart glass
  • Pattern
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Glass drilling materials
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions

    1. Copy and cut the design. Use different shades of glass on the banner to indicate the backside of the ribbon and add the effect of depth.

    2. Position the portions on the appropriate shade glass and sketch about the guide with a permanent marker. Liberally cover the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut the outline. Make a point of cutting close to the line to preserve the shape and all the small particulars.

    4. Bathe with soap and rinse in plain water or employ glass cleaner to remove all pen marks and scum. Dry the objects.

    5. Arrange the sections on a ready kiln ledge and arrange the shelf inside the unit. At all times grip the glass by the rim to avoid fingerprints.

    6. Shut the lid or access. Start the unit.

    7. Examine the fused piece at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When gazing at your fused glass wear glasses with IR and UV shield.

    8. When the piece has your required look, turn off and disconnect the oven. If the unit is built with thick fire bricks, you can permit it to cool off on its own. 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. Once the pyrometer goes down lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.

    10. Clean the glass thoroughly to remove any kiln wash.

    11. Drill a hole in the pieces so that the slip rings can be attached.

    12. Attach the glass pieces to each other with slip rings.

    10. Add a pin back, using a two part epoxy.



    Dangling Valentine Hearts Pattern

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