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Peace, Faith, and Freedom Pin

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Celebrate everything you have to be thankful for with this Peace, Faith, and Freedom Pin.  This meaningful lapel pin can be worn on your shirt, jacket, purse or scarf.  Make one as a gift for a friend or just keep it for yourself as a helpful reminder of what really matters in life.

Peace, Faith, and Freedom Pin

Materials:

  • Fuseworks™ Microwave Kiln
  • Fuseworks™ Hot Mitts
  • Fuseworks™ Kiln Paper
  • Fuseworks™ Polar Fuse Casting Molds - Spiritual
  • Fuseworks™ Polar Fuse Glass Casting Medium - Primary
  • 1 - 1 1/2” pin back
  • Small Mixing Cup
  • Mixing Spoon or Small Spatula
  • E-6000® Adhesive

 

Instructions:

  1. In a disposable cup, mix 1 tablespoon of white Polar Fuse Glass Casting Medium with a small amount of water, preferably distilled, until mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Pour the slurry into the double wing mold and even it out. Tap the mold to allow the air bubbles to rise to the surface and wick away excess moisture with a paper towel. Place in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes.
     
  2. Cut a 2” X 2” piece of kiln paper. Remove the lid from the Fuseworks™ Kiln. Place the kiln paper on the kiln base. Remove mold from freezer, remove the wings from the mold and immediately place in the center of the kiln paper. Allow to rest 20 - 30 minutes.
     
  3. Carefully set the base with glass inside the microwave and cover with kiln lid. Fuse at 100% for 2 minutes and using Hot Mitts, carefully lift the lid and check the fusing progress. If it is not fully fused, continue to microwave at 15 second increments until the glass slightly glowing and detail is still visible.
     
  4. Remove kiln from the microwave, using Hot Mitts and place it on a heat resistant surface. Cool the kiln for at least 30 minutes WITH THE LID ON. CAUTION: Removing the lid or peeking under the lid during the cooling stage may result in your piece cracking. Glass remains hot for a long time, handle with great care.
     
  5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 in blue for the dove and red for the cross. Each additional piece can be mixed, frozen and thawed in the time it takes for the previous piece to cool. Remember to allow kiln to completely cool before reusing.
     
  6. When glass has cooled, apply E-6000® to a pin back and secure the wings to it. Apply E-6000® to the back of the cross and adhere it to the front of the wings and allow drying. Next, apply E-6000® to the back of the dove and secure it to the front middle of the cross, allow drying.
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