Kids Fused Glass Multi Colored Pendant

A kids fused glass pendant made from scrap and paint, fired in a glass fusing kiln.

This is a simple little item decorated with porcelain paint or other suitable paint. It is a very easy item to cut and assemble.

kids fused multi-colored pendant

It can be made from any color and the size can be altered to produce individual styles.

Opaque and transparent colors can be used as well as pieces of dichroic for additional color.

The use of different glasses and paint colors will make a great little brightly colored kids pendant

This project has been made with System 96.

Materials Required

• Scrap glass

• Paint

• Cutter

• Prepared kiln shelf or thinfire paper

• Fusing kiln

• Pendant bail

Fusing instructions

Step 1 Cut to size as follows:

Legs: 2 x 5/8" long x 5/16" wide

Arms: 2 x 1/2" long x 1/4" wide

Head: 2 x 1/2" square

Body: 1 x 5/8" wide x 1/2" long

Step 2 Assemble pieces on kiln shelf as per photo, two pieces of glass are stacked on top of each other for the head.

 lay out for kids fused pendant

Step 3 Once the arms, legs and head are correctly spaced, cover the joins as per photo.

assembled kids fused pendant

Step 4 Place kiln shelf in kiln and bring temperature up to fusing level, about 1460° F - 1480°F (793° -804° C).

Step 5 Monitor fusing process, do not overheat as the item can shrink and the arms and legs will almost disappear.

Step 6 When satisfied with shape turn kiln off and allow to cool to room temperature.

Step 7 Decorate with bright colors of your choice.

This pendant has been painted with colors from porcelain pens and then baked in the kiln as per the paint instructions.

Many of these paints can be baked in an oven as they do not need the fusing temperatures of true glass enamel.

Once the paint has been baked glue a small bail to the rear of the pendant.

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