Plant A Tree
A very popular way to celebrate this global holiday is to plant a tree. This can be done in a public place with a group of supporters or simply plant one in your yard. Did you know that every tree planted will reduce 13 pounds of CO2 a year in the atmosphere?
Each year more and more individuals are becoming aware of the importance of Earth Day and the importance of global warming. We each individually need to alter the way we live and the impact we are causing on our earth.
This simple potted plant pattern is easy to construct. Wear this earth day plant on April 22nd to show you are aware and support the importance of changing the way we live to preserve and improve the earth.
Materials:PatternPot glassTree trunk glassGreen stringers Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace the outline on paper.
2. With a set of scissors, cut the outline.
3. Park the portions on the correct glass tint.
4. Trace around the guide with a permanent marker.
5. Generously coat the traced design with beeswax or chap stick.
6. Park the drawn glass on a glass saw and cut around the outline. Cut close to marking so that the image is exact.
7. Park the freshly cut portions in a bowl of fresh water whilst cutting other pieces of glass. This feat will make cleaning the glass easier.
8. Clean each piece with dish soap, a scrubber and some water.
9. Dry all of the pieces using a lint-free wipe.
10. Trim as desired.
11. Whilst gripping each of the pieces by the rim, pose the glass on a primed kiln shelf.
12. Place the shelf inside the kiln.
13. Close the lid or access and start the unit.
14. Wearing eyewear with UV and IR shield, look at the piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. Once the item has the desired appearance, bring the glass downward to the correct annealing temperature and keep at that temperature.
16. Switch off the kiln.
17. Allow the item to cool down by its self.
18. As soon as the pyrometer goes down underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.
19. Attach a pin back or fuse the piece into a further project.
Plant A Tree Pattern
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