Colorful Indian Headdress

An Indian headdress is as individual as the tribe it depicts. Images and the descriptions of these diverse types of headdresses including the porcupine roach, buffalo headdress and war bonnet are all unique and different. Full eagle-feathered war bonnets were not the most commonly worn, although they may be the best-known Indian headdresses.

The pattern depicts an Indian headband. This image is best known from movies and headbands found in toy stores, although this type of headband was only used by a few tribes located in the northeast Woodlands. The band was constructed with a woven design that had the tribal designs place upon it. A few colorful feathers were tucked into the back of the band.

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  • Tan face glass
  • Various feather colored glass
  • Frit and scrap design glass
  • Glassline paint
  • Pattern
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • Glass saw
  • Glass Cleaner choice
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back
  • Directions

    1. Draw and cut the stencil.

    2. Lay down the sections on the proper tint glass and copy close to the model with a permanent marker. Generously envelop the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut the outline. Make a point of cutting on the line to retain the shape and all the precise details.

    4. Bathe with soap and bathe in clear water or use glass cleaner to strip off the design and scum. Air-dry the objects.

    5. Pose the portions on a ready kiln ledge and arrange the shelf inside the unit. Always hold the glass by the border to avoid fingerprints.

    6. Use the Glassline paint, frit and scrap glass to add design to your piece.

    7. Close the lid or door. Turn on the unit.

    8. Look at the fused piece at around 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever glimpsing at your pieces have on glasses with IR and UV shield.

    9. Once the glass has your wanted look, turn off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is constructed with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the kiln must remain on and checked so that it does not cool down any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    10. As soon as the temperature falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.

    11. When the fused piece has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.

    If making the porcupine roach design in the pattern, use stringers to add the porcupine effect. Be sure to bend the stringers slightly with a candle or other method.

    Indian Headdress Pattern

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