Dragonfly stained glass – add volume with fusing and cabochons.
We have a fascinating idea to make a dragonfly with many cabochons. Add to her elegance, elegance, make the suncatcher exciting and unusual!
I am getting started.
Making cabochons and dragonfly bodies.
We needed 40 cabochons for our work.
We make cabochons ourselves. To do this, you need a small kiln for fusing. We use spectrum glass. Master cuts circles of different diameters and different colors with a glass cutter. Grinds them on the grinder to remove chips, make them smooth. Then we put the glass in two layers and sent it to the kiln. The next day we take it out and use it at work. Yes, it’s time-consuming! But how much beauty is immediately added to the stained glass windows!
Similarly, we fused a dragonfly body with eyes in the kiln for this project. Voluminous, beautiful, bright!
Selection of glass for the background and wings.
We picked up the transparent glass for the dragonfly’s wings, very textured, with veins, like crumpled glass, spectrum 100K. It fit the dragonfly perfectly, and the wings turned out like real ones!
We chose Baroque Champagne glass for the background – it has fantastic streaks and looks like a warm summer wind! It seems very gentle against the backdrop of a bright, unusual dragonfly.
Foiling of details.
Wrapping cabochons with foil is still a laborious process, but extensive experience allows us to cope with this process easily.
Soldering parts together.
Many stained glass artists use cabochons cautiously in their projects – because the soldering process requires great skill, a lot of experience, and patience. Our masters have been soldering for 18 years, so we boldly include such complex elements in our work!
The result was a unique, bright, unusual, and fantastic suncatcher! It will decorate any window in your house: even in the children’s room, even the living room. An excellent gift for friends, colleagues, parents!