Coqui Frog

This pattern is for a little Coqui frog. Generally they have black eyes, although I have given him red eyes so he resembles a red eyed tree frog. Coqui frogs are not native to Hawaii, in fact they accidentally caught rides on plants from the Caribbean.

These little guys are small in stature, in fact they are only about the size of a quarter. They have webbed feet that they use to glide down from trees. At night they climb trees and sing their mating song. Some individuals find this to be very annoying and there is actually a movement to rid areas of these tiny Coqui.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Green glass
  • Dot eyes
  • Millefiori
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions:

    1. Reproduce the model on paper stock.

    2. Using a pair of clippers, cut out the model.

    3. Rest the paper pattern on the correct glass colorful.

    4. Sketch about the stencil using a permanent marker.

    5. Generously envelop the drawing with beeswax or chap stick.

    6. Rest the marked glass on a glass saw and cut out the model. Cut close to marking so that the pattern is precise.

    7. Rest the newly cut parts in a bowl of uncontaminated water while cutting any other glass. This feat will make clean up easier.

    8. Clean each piece with detergent, a scrubby and some water.

    9. Dry all of the pieces utilizing a lint-free wipe.

    10. Garnish as preferred. Use pre-fused dots as eyes and Millefiori to indicate warts on the back of the frog.

    11. While gripping all of the items by the side, assemble the glass on a ready kiln ledge.

    12. Position the shelf in the unit.

    13. Shut the lid or access and switch on the oven.

    14. Dressed in glasses with UV and IR protection, observe the piece at in the region of 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.

    15. Once the glass has your wanted appearance, take the item downward to the suitable annealing temperature and hold.

    16. Turn off the oven.

    17. Let the item to cool off on its own.

    18. When the pyrometer falls below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.

    19. Fasten a pin back or fuse the project into another project.

    Coqui Frog Pattern

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