Fused Glass Dragonflies

Last month I wrote about my amazing fused glass butterflies. Laurie Spray created the butterfly tutorial but also the a dragonfly tutorial. In preparation for this post I read a little about dragonflies. Did you know (according to Wikipedia) dragonflies are insects and have two pairs of strong, transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are different from damselflies which are similar in structure, albeit lighter in build. Dragonfly wings are held flat and away from the body, while damselflies hold the wings folded at rest. Dragonflies are agile fliers, while damselflies have a weaker, fluttery flight.

A group of dragonflies is a cluster or flight. So check out my flight of fused glass dragonflies! I have a couple different designs and colors of fused glass dragonflies. I love this style. It’s difficult for you to tell in the pictures but the wings and body is iridized.

I like this style as well, here I layered the wings. All of these are iridized as well.

These I actually added color to the wings and they aren’t iridzed but they are still so pretty.

The fused glass dragonflies are more difficult to make than the butterflies and they are also bigger. Because the dragonflies are bigger they are a bit different to display. Here is a picture showing the size difference between the dragonfly and butterfly.

I also have smaller silk screened dragonflies. Here I put a dragonfly on a cool piece of glass (I’ll talk about the technique in another post). I think I’m going to make it into garden art. The left (front) is the screen printed and the right is powder (back).

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites; my Art fire Store, my Etsy store,  Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube and my Pinterest, and. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kiln warm,

Karen

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