Two hearts that are unique individually in shape, size and design, but are fused together for this distinctive piece. The top open heart appears to be piercing through the bottom solid red heart.
Once cut, place the solid heart just slightly under the open heart so that the two pieces are touching. This will enable the pieces to become a solid piece.
There are many ways you could make this design exclusive and one of a kind, besides just changing the colors of the hearts. Turn the open heart into a diamond heart by drilling a few holes and inserting some Cubic Zirconia before firing.
Materials:PatternOpen heart glassSolid heart glassGlassline paints Chap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut out the guide.
2. Rest the sections on the appropriate tint glass and sketch about the model with a permanent marker. Liberally protect the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the outline. Make a point of cutting close to the outline to maintain the form and all the minute particulars.
4. Wash with dish soap and soak in clear water or employ glass cleaner to take away all design and residue. Using a lint free towel, dry the items.
5. Position the parts on an all set up kiln shelf and place the shelf within the kiln. Always grip the glass by the side to prevent fingerprints.
6. Close up the top or door. Switch on the unit.
7. Watch the task at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your pieces have on glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the glass possesses the sought after appearance, shut down and disconnect the unit. If the kiln is fabricated with dense fire bricks, you can let it cool off on its own. If however it is made with ceramic fiber, the unit must be kept on and monitored so that it does not cool off any more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.
10. Once the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Two Hearts Pattern
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