A friend recently asked me if I could create a whale pendant for her. She has written or is writing a book about a whale...I think, but haven't gotten all the details on that just yet.
Anyway...I just finished the whale pendant along with a few others, and thought I'd post the step by step photos. I am also linking this post to Kristen's weekly Show and Sell.
Step 1 - the image is hand painted on a black piece of glass.
Step 2 - the image is capped with a clear piece of glass and placed on a kiln shelf inside the kiln.
Step 3 - the pieces are brought up to about 1550 degrees for a full fuse, flash vented and then allowed to cool.
Step 4 - once cool, a pendant bail is affixed and the pendant is finished.
Here are a few other finished pendants from this batch.