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« on: November 14, 2010 04:38:40 PM »

I finally got around to finishing the last 2 coasters in the shape of a dog paw that I started a week or so ago.  This time I did them in red. I've always thought red and black went well together although I was afraid the red glass I used wasn't going to be red enough. I was glad to see that after it was fired it turned a bit redder than it was unfired.

I also finished the cut out profiles I did based on the Bouvier des Flandres dog breed we have.  I was waiting on some tiny diamond bits and when they came in I had to find a chuck reducer for my drill since the smallest bit I wanted to use was to small for my drill chuck to hold on to. I couldn't find one local for my drill but I did find a smaller collet for my Drimmel which was small enough to hold the tiny bits.  I don't like the Drimmel as much as my variable speed drill where I can go slow. The Drimmel, even on it's lowest speed is still way to fast for me. But I got them drilled.  The biggest profile (about 7" from tip of nose to heel on hind leg) has two holes drilled and the others only have one.  The last two I did I decided to leave a little tab on the back and that is where I drilled my hole.

The red paws:

And the Bouv profiles:

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010 05:44:27 PM »

Love them!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010 06:51:22 PM »

those are awesome!  i love the paw prints, and the dogs are amazing.

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010 10:21:22 PM »

I love the Bouv profiles! I have a 3 yr old bouv named Luna Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010 10:32:24 PM »

I absolutely love both of these projects. I would love to have coasters just like that.

I also love the bouv profiles. They have such a perfect outline. Have you ever considered doing other breeds?
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010 02:54:43 AM »

WOW!! they are really awesome! I really love the paw prints! they look amazing in red & black  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010 04:42:14 PM »

Thanks, Pixie, Pudel, Jeebles, Puppy and Grobarka. Cheesy 

Pudel, yes, I've often thought of doing other breeds because other breeds would be so much easier than our Bouviers. Cheesy  It took me awhile to get the shape made up that I could use as a template. That was the hardest part. I have lots of pictures of them at different angles but not so many at a full profile side shot in the proper pose. But I finally got one.  Now I'm working on one bowing, one sitting, one laying down and just a head shot. I just need to get one or more of our dogs to hold still long enough for me to get it at the angle I want. I have done other breeds in glass, although not as cut outs like this.  I also did a wooden shapped one of the miniture Daschund we had and plan on doing one of him (or a close likeness) in glass as well.  That's one reason other breeds would be a lot eaiser is that there are a lot of stained glass patterns (I've bought several books on stained glass dogs that I could use for patterns) and free clip art available. The Bouvier is not that common. 

Jeebles, that's great. We have 6 of them, although two are 13 1/2 years old, one will be two in Feb. one is 10, one 4 and one 5. We've had them in the early 90's and think they are a great breed. Cheesy

Thanks again, everyone.

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