Elegantly Brilliant Dragonflies
Did you know that dragonflies come in vibrant colors?
This creature can really be a gorgeous and alluring bug.
The adults are frequently vivid in color and they have an elongated slim body.
They have two pair of lengthy and willowy wings that are made up of net-like veins.
This creature is considered a predator because it eats small insects like flies,
Use dichroic glass in your design to make a brilliant dichroic fused glass jewelry dragonfly.
Adding some dichroic glass can really make this dazzling flying creature extraordinary.
Check out the page on
for more information on this process.
MaterialsBody glassWing glassPermanent MarkerBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawSoap and water or glass cleanerKilnPrepared Kiln ShelfGlasses with IR and UV protection.
1. Sketch and cut out the guide.
2. Determine what colors to use for the body and wings of the insect. Rest the members on the right color glass and draw about the outline with a permanent marker. Liberally cover up the traced design with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is needed to cut out the design. Follow close to the outline to preserve the shape and all the minute particulars.
4. Clean with dish soap and dip in plain water or employ glass cleaner to get rid of all markings and scum. Use a lint free towel to dry the pieces.
5. Pose the sections on a all set up kiln shelf and put the shelf within the kiln. Always grasp the glass by the side to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close the lid or door. Switch on the kiln.
7. Watch the job at nearly 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your projects wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. As soon as the piece has your wanted look, switch off and unplug the oven. If the kiln is fabricated with dense fire bricks, you can permit it to cool off on its own. On the other hand if it is built with ceramic fiber, the oven must be left on and checked so that it does not cool down any more than approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. Once the pyrometer drops beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
10. Once the glass has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Hold on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Wire can be applied to the fused glass dragonfly as an antenna.
The wire can be fused along with the pieces, or added later and glued to the glass with a two part epoxy.
Return from this page to one of the following pages:
Dragonflies to Glass Fusing Made Easy
Fused Glass Patterns