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- MB-1457 Pinwheel
- MB-1458 Super Pinwheel
- SC-6 Sunkissed
- SC-26 Green Thumb
- SC-24 Dandelion
- SC-75 Orange-A-Peel
- SC-97 Cant-elope
- SG-201 Black Cobblestone
- SG-202 White Cobblestone
- PC-601 Clear Cascade
- RB-144 # Soft Fan
- AC-220 Detailer Bottle
- Dremel with Carbide Tip
- Construction Adhesive
- 16 Gauge Wire and Beads
- 1/2" Copper Tube
- 3/4" Copper Tube
1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
2. Use the Dremel and carbide bit to drill a small hole into the center of the small pinwheel. Drill a hole in each of the four sections.
3. Use the Soft Fan to apply one heavy coat of PC-601 Clear Cascade on both pinwheels.
4. Mix SC-26 Green Thumb with alcohol in the detailer bottle. The formula is 1" of glaze, 1/4" of water and 1/ 2" of alcohol. Mix well. Fill detailer bottles with the following colors using the same formula: SC-75 Orange A Peel and SG-201 Black Cobblestone. Have these ready before the next step.
5. On the small pinwheel: Use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to the inside of the sections and SC-24 Dandelion to the outside of the sections. On the large pinwheel: use the Soft Fan to apply two coats of SC-24 Dandelion to the inside of the sections and SC-97 Cant-elope to the outside of the sections.
6. While the colors are wet, squirt in a spiral direction the colors that you mixed in step 6. Let dry then place the pieces together to fuse in the firing.
7. Fire to cone 05/06.
8. Use epoxy to glue in the wire. Let it set, then use epoxy to glue on the beads.
9. Use construction adhesive to attach the 1/2" copper tube to the back of the pinwheel. We had a 15" tube and cut a piece of 3/4" between 7-8" long. The 3/4" copper tube gets hammered into the ground. The pinwheel with the 1/2" inch tube fits nicely into the wider copper tube.