Simply titled Romantic Love, this design can be used for any interpersonal attraction. Wear it when you have a sense of strong affection whether it is romantic or platonic love. Since the word love can mean different emotions and attitudes, this design could be worn all year round.
Each letter is individually cut out of glass. Then they are overlapped so that they can be fused into the finished artwork. I have changed mine up just a little by adding a heart where the “o” should have been. Twist and turn the letters to give it will catch your eye and add some interest to the piece.
And although it looks like I cut these out of different types of glass, they are actually cut from the same sheet. Simply by turning the heart over, the glass takes on a different hue. Get creative with your design.
Materials:PatternLetter glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Copy and cut the letter pattern.
2. Situate the letter pieces on the suitable color glass and sketch about the guide with a permanent marker. Generously shield the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the outline. Follow on the line to preserve the shape and all the meticulous details in the letters.
4. Sponge down with soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to get rid of any drawings and residue. Using a lint free towel, dry the pieces.
5. Pose the individual parts on a ready kiln ledge and makes sure they overlap for the firing process. Place the shelf in the kiln. Be sure to grasp the glass by the perimeter to prevent fingerprints.
6. Close the lid or door. Activate the unit.
7. Observe the piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeping at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. When the project possesses your preferred look, shut down and disconnect the kiln. If the kiln is manufactured with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it does not cool down any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. When the pyrometer goes down lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. When the project has cooled to room temperature, add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Romantic Love Pattern
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