Count Dracula is the most famous individual in the vampire legends. Dracula is said to exist by feeding on the life essence or blood of living creatures. Their long fangs are used to puncture the skin of their victims and then drinking their blood.
They along with mummies are thought of as the undead. There are a few traditions that believe in vampires that are still living individuals.
This is another whimsical design. Although most vampires are evil this quirky fellow looks more delightful in nature. Maybe it is the dot eyes that doesn’t allow you to take him so seriously.
Materials:Black head and mouth glassWhite face and teeth glass
PatternGlass cleaner of choiceChap stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Trace and cut out the pattern.
2. Rest the parts on the correct colorful glass and copy close to the guide with a permanent marker. Liberally envelop the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the pattern. Make a point of cutting on the line to retain the figure and all the meticulous fine points.
4. Cleanse with dish soap and dip in plain water or use glass cleaner to do away with any markings and residue. Dry the pieces.
5. Position the pieces on a prepared kiln ledge and put the shelf in the unit. Always grip the glass by the side to avoid fingerprints. Use a little unscented hairspray to hold tiny pieces in place.
6. Shut the lid or door. Start the unit.
7. Look at the job at around 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your projects wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. Once the glass has your desired appearance, shut down and disconnect the oven. If the unit is built with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is made with ceramic fiber, the oven must remain on and monitored so that it doesn’t cool down any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer falls under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven can be opened.
10. As soon as the fused piece has cooled down to room temperature, add a brooch back. Adhere the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Count Dracula Pattern
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