Looking for a pin for that special person or occasion? Here is a Valentine Tuxedo pin. Then this pin is just the adornment you've been looking for. It has a classy sleek look. This is not your traditional tux though. You have seen how they take strawberries and dip them in chocolate to make a tuxedo covered strawberry, well now you can have that same design in glass.
It takes a little cutting skill with a glass cutter, but other than that they are pretty simple to construct. There are a few components to making this project. See the materials list and pattern for more information.
The pattern for this tux can be found at the bottom of the page.
Materials List:PatternCard stock
Permanent markerBeeswax or Chap StickBlack glassWhite glass Red glassBlack Glassline paintTiny piece of clear glass
Glass sawGlass cleanerPrepared kiln shelfKilnGlasses with IR and UV protectionTwo part EpoxyPin back
1. Copy and cut out the model.
2. Put the pieces on the right colorful glass and trace about the pattern with a permanent marker. Liberally shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the outline. Follow close to the shape to preserve the shape and all the small fine points.
4. Clean with dish soap and dip in clear water or use glass cleaner to do away with any pen marks and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry the pieces.
5. Assemble all the parts on a prepared kiln shelf. I added a tiny piece of clear glass under the bow tie to keep it from slumping down into the shirt portion. Use the Glassline paint to represent the buttons on the shirt. Be sure to hold all the tiny pieces by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close up the lid or door. Activate the unit.
7. Watch the fused piece at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When gazing at your pieces have on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. Once the glass has your sought after appearance, shut down and unplug the unit. If the unit is assembled with thick fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down on its own. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the unit must be left on and observed so that it doesn’t cool down any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. When the temperature falls underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. Once the glass has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Since Valentines Day is named after a couple of men, how appropriate that a tux would help represent this day. This heart-shaped tuxedo is sure to become a favorite Valentines Day present. Make sure to add this one to your Valentines gift ideas list.
Classy Tuxedo Pattern
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