After a month of hearts, I decided to go with something a little less holiday specific. We have a lot of hummingbirds in Utah during the spring and summer, so we’ll work on a flock of those for the month of February.
Free kiln carving pattern
cut proof surface
vintage plate (or other glass of your choice)
glass drill/dremel tool
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Flaming Heart Windchime with color frit
This is part 2 of a multipart tutorial about making a flaming heart windchime from the free January Kiln Carving Pattern. If you haven’t downloaded the pattern yet, you can find it here. Part 1 of this tutorial is also available.
Today we are going to make the second project of the month with our kiln carving pattern. If you have already downloaded the pattern and used it for the suncatcher project, I hope you saved the cut out parts! If not, no worries, just use the stencil and cut out another set. (This is part 1 of a 2 part tutorial.)
Flaming heart kiln carving pattern finished project.
Since Valentines day is just a hop, skip and a jump away, I thought we’d do a heart pattern for January. Read more
The free pattern for October is this adorable little gecko, he’s perfectly sized for a 750 mL bottle. You could also add a friend and use multiple geckos on a larger project. Read more
As hard as it is to motivate myself to fire up the kiln and add to the already excruciating heat, I was inspired by this gorgeous thing: Read more
It’s been a few months since we had a new kiln carving pattern. After nearly 3 years of drawing these, I hit a creative slump and just couldn’t think of anything new and interesting to do. After a couple months off though, I have ideas! Here’s one for May, and June’s is already in progress. Read more
Here’s a little kiln carving pattern that will help you remember how lucky you are! I like March, it finally feels like there is an end to winter in sight. Read more
Sometimes, in the cold of winter, it’s hard to imagine a new year is right around the corner. This kiln carving pattern marks the start of the third year of kiln carving patterns. What started out as an experiment has turned into quite a ride! Thanks for coming along and sharing pictures of your own creations with me. If you’ve downloaded a pattern and used it, I would love to see it! Read more
December is the busiest month of the year in my studio, and then all at once, it’s quiet. Which means there is finally time to make new designs and do fun stuff instead of production work. This ornament pattern is quick and easy, so much so, the original is hanging on my tree at this moment! Read more