Christmas Penguin

Place this adorable Christmas penguin on any winter outfit. This flightless bird can be made into a pin, Christmas ornament or added to any other fused piece.

Although he is decidedly adapted for life in the water, let his chubby body waddle on your outfit as you greet new friends. Make plenty to share with all of your friends.

Give him a scarf or ear muffs if you like, or add a hat to his head. This basic design can be adapted to fit your particular needs and desires. Use your imagination and add some scrap glass to the pattern.

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Materials

  • Black glass
  • White glass
  • Orange glass
  • Eyes
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Beeswax or Chap Stick
  • Glass saw
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions

    1. Draw and cut the model.

    2. Put the members on the correct tint glass and copy about the guide with a permanent pen. Generously cover the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the outline. Cut on the shape to preserve the outline and all the small details.

    4. Cleanse with hot dish soap and dip in clean water or use glass cleaner to remove all markings and residue. Air dry all the items.

    5. Place the parts on a ready kiln ledge and place the shelf inside the kiln. Be sure to grip the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints. Use a little hair spray if necessary to secure the eyes in place.

    6. Close the lid or access. Turn on the oven.

    7. Examine the task at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While gazing at your hot glass have on glasses with IR and UV protection.

    8. As soon as the piece has your wanted look, turn off and unplug the unit. If the kiln is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is constructed with ceramic fiber, the unit must remain on and observed so that it does not cool down any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.

    9. Once the pyrometer drops below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit can be opened.

    10. As soon as the glass has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Adhere the pin back to the glass with a two part epoxy.



    Christmas Penguin Pattern

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