Flameworked robins are a regular occurrence here at Dragon Art Glass, but this year they have company – the flameworked Jingle Dragon!
Each little dragon is protecting their very own crystal hoard, and will have either a silver coloured jingle bell, or a gold coloured jingle bell – (there is a non jingle version available too – check out the variations if you would prefer the non jingle version!)
Each dragon is lovingly handcrafted by myself from Murano made effetre glass rods. I melt the rod in the flame of my oxygen and propane torch, and wrap the molten glass around a stainless steel mandrel, take different colours to add the white and black eye details. The dragon has a tail and spikes added, and is then placed in the kiln to anneal and allow the stresses built up during the making to relax. On cooling the mandrel is removed, the dragon cleaned and the bell and decorative beads added.