Oceanic Dolphins

Oceanic dolphins can be seen right off the Hawaiian shores. They leap playfully into the air as if to make their presence known. These marine mammals are sometimes referred to as porpoises, and although they are related there are a few differences in the animals. Porpoises have flattened, spade-shaped teeth, while a dolphin has conical teeth and shorter beaks.

There are almost forty different types of dolphins in existence. This particular one has a piece of Dichroic glass arching across his body. The color of the Dichroic gives the piece a watery shimmer and shine as if the slick ocean is caressing his body as he jumps free from its boundaries.

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  • Pattern
  • Body glass
  • Embellishment glass
  • 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. Sketch the stencil on paper stock.

    2. Utilizing a set of cutters, cut the stencil.

    3. Position the pattern pieces on the appropriate glass tint.

    4. Draw close to the model using a permanent marker.

    5. Generously protect the traced design with bees wax or chapstick.

    6. Position the sketched glass on a Taurus and cut the stencil. Cut close to marking so that the pattern is defined.

    7. Position the newly cut portions in a container of unsoiled water while cutting other pieces of glass. This feat will make clean up easier.

    8. Wash every piece with detergent, a scratch pad and some water.

    9. Dry the articles utilizing a lint free towel.

    10. Ornament as preferred.

    11. While gripping all of the pieces by the rim, arrange the design on a ready kiln shelf.

    12. Place the shelf inside the unit.

    13. Shut the top or door and activate the oven.

    14. Wearing eyewear with IR and UV shield, examine the piece at just about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit.

    15. Once the glass has the wanted look, take the glass down to the appropriate anneal temperature and soak.

    16. Shut down the oven.

    17. Permit the item to cool down on its own.

    18. When the pyrometer goes down under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln can be opened.

    19. Add a pin back or fuse the item into a further venture.

    Oceanic Dolphins Pattern

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