It is time to start wrapping a Xmas present or two. We all have a special Christmas present for that unique loved one to find nestled under the pine scented Christmas tree.
This design will help everyone get into the Xmas wrapping spirit. I know I need all the help I can get, because wrapping any Christmas gift is a challenge for me.
I have added a ribbon and some holly to this particular package. But, it is a simple shape that can be adorned with some scrap glass or paints to make it unique. Personalize the piece with a name or short message if desired.
Materials:PatternPresent glassStringer ribbon glassDecorating glass Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut the pattern.
2. Park the portions on the right tint glass and trace near the shape with a permanent marker. Liberally shelter the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is considered necessary to cut out the design. Follow near the outline to retain the outline and all the minute details.
4. Sponge down with dish soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to take away any drawings and scum. Dry the objects.
5. Place the pieces on a ready kiln shelf and arrange the shelf within the unit. At all times hold the glass by the side to avert fingerprints.
6. Close up the lid or door. Start the unit.
7. View the piece at almost 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While peeking at your pieces wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. When the glass has the desired or sought after look, turn off and disconnect the kiln. If the unit is fabricated with heavy fire bricks, you can let it cool down on its own. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must remain on and observed so that it does not cool off any more than in the region of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. Once the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Adhere a brooch back with some two part epoxy.
Xmas Present Pattern
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