For Mother's Day I decided to do something truely unique. A local scrap shop came into a crapload of glass pipettes that they were trying to sell to recycle and give them a use. It struck an idea into my head.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL. ONLY DO THIS WITH A PARENT'S CONSENT AND A RESPONSIBLE MIND.
The torches are very very freakin hot. I mean you're bending glass.
I assume no responsibility for your actions if you get hurt, I burnt myself 3 times making this.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
- Propane Torch
- Propane Tank
- Clear drying glue that works on glass
- Glass pipettes
Step 2: Get the Hang of Bending Glass
Heat up a section of the glass pipette, bend it how you want it, pull it out of the flame and hold it in place til it hardens (it only takes a few seconds)
It's really freaking cool to see the glass glow red at night.
Step 3: Make the Largest Heart
Step 4: Start Making Smaller Hearts
Step 5: Rinse and Repeat
When you finish, heat up the bottom joint (leading to the extra pipette length) and as it cools, keep wigglin it back and forth til it breaks right at the heated joint.
Step 6: Use the Glue to Start Making 1 Half of a Heart
Step 7: Bend a Hook
Step 8: Glue the Hook to the First Half of the Heart
again having no pics of the process bites me in the butt