The long armed octopus is a cephalopod mollusk. They are in the order of the octopoda. They have a large head with two eyes and four long arms. Did you know that they don’t have any internal or external skeleton?
This goofy creature is most at home in the coral reefs of the ocean. Although our snorkeling adventures didn’t spot any of these creatures, they are quite common in the oceans around Hawaii.
I have used some Millefiori for the suction cups on his legs, stringers to add some dimension to the body and face, and some dots to indicate his beady eyes.
Materials:PatternBody glassMillefiori glassStringers Glass
Glass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glasses
1. Sketch the design on cardstock.
2. With a set of clippers, cut the design.
3. Rest the sections on the suitable glass tint.
4. Trace about the design using a permanent marker.
5. Generously protect the markings with beeswax or chap stick.
6. Rest the drawn glass on a glass saw and cut the design. Cut close to sketching so that the pattern is defined.
7. Rest the freshly cut parts in a container of clean water while cutting any other glass. This feat will make for an easier cleaning of the glass.
8. Wash each piece of glass with dish soap, a scrubby and a little water.
9. Dry all of the pieces utilizing a lint-free wipe.
10. Enhance as desired.
11. While gripping all of the pieces by the rim, pose the design on a ready kiln ledge.
12. Place the kiln shelf inside the kiln.
13. Shut the top or access and turn on the kiln.
14. Sporting eye glasses with UV and IR protection, observe the item at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.
15. Once the glass has the desired appearance, bring the piece downward to the correct anneal temperature and hold.
16. Switch off the unit.
17. Let the item to cool off by its self.
18. When the temperature drops below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
19. Add a pin back or fuse the project into a different project.
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