This peppermint candy pattern has the sweet red strips on a white solid background. These are also referred to as starlight mints. The red pattern swirls from the center to the edge in a starlight pattern.
When brought to a full fuse, the red swirls melt into the white background giving the piece the look of the traditional peppermint candy. Add a little frit if desired to give it some depth of color.
These could be made using other colors, but this pattern is for the classic peppermint white-centered starlight mints. You are only limited by your imagination on color and application of this pattern.
Materials:PatternWhite base glassRed glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and using scissors cut the model.
2. Situate the members on the fitting tint glass and copy close to the design with a permanent pen. Liberally cover the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the outline. Follow near the line to retain the shape and all the small particulars.
4. Clean with soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to do away with the markings and residue. Dry the items.
5. Place the parts on a primed kiln ledge and arrange the shelf in the unit. At all times grasp the glass by the edge to prevent fingerprints.
6. Close the top or door. Start the kiln.
7. Monitor the task at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While peeping at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the project possesses your sought appearance, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is made with dense fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it does not cool down more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. When the temperature drops lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
10. After the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Adhere the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Peppermint Candy Pattern
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