Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle
The Hawaiian green sea turtle is the most common of the three native species found there. This Hawaiian sea turtle is also the largest sea turtle found in Hawaii.
Turtles are protected in the waters around Hawaii. It is very common to see them basking in the warm sand or lazily hanging out on a large lava rock as the graceful ocean waves lap up to splash them playfully. You are able to swim with a tortoise but you cannot touch or bother them. It is against the law! It is almost as though they know this because they don't seem bothered by our presence in their habitat.
Since these turtles are generally found in hues ranging from olive to dark brown, the body of this turtle has been cut out of brown glass. His shell has been shaped with a Dichroic piece of glass. The shell is encased in a clear piece of glass to give it some depth.
Materials:PatternBody glassShell glassClear glass to cover shellGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch the design on paper stock.
2. With a set of clippers, cut out the design.
3. Situate the members on the right glass shade.
4. Mark about the outline using a permanent pen.
5. Liberally coat the traced design with bees wax or chap stick.
6. Situate the drawn glass on a Taurus and cut out the design. Cut along the tracing so that the design is exact.
7. Situate the newly cut parts in a container of unsoiled water while cutting any other glass. This action will make for an easier cleaning of the glass.
8. Wash each article with dish soap, a scrubber and some water.
9. Dry all of the pieces using a lint-free wipe.
10. Whilst grasping each of the items by the border, position the glass on a ready kiln ledge.
11. Place clear glass on top of shell, if desired.
12. Pose the shelf in the unit.
13. Close the lid or door and activate the kiln.
14. Wearing eyewear with UV and IR protection, observe the piece at roughly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. Once the project has your preferred appearance, bring the project down to the appropriate annealing temperature and hold.
16. Switch off the oven.
17. Let the project to cool off on its own.
18. When the temperature falls lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
19. Glue on a pin backing or fuse the piece into a further endeavor.
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Pattern
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