This weeks tip is simple yet very useful. Twice this week I saw students try to trace along another piece of glass to mark a curve only to watch them miss the curve entirely.
The marker you are using to trace the glass must be angled slightly so the point follows along the edge of the glass. If your marker isn't angled (or angled the wrong direction) then the line will be too far away from what you are tracing. To follow the glass make sure your point is against the piece you are tracing. Also, grind any glass before you trace it or your marker tip will become cut up and useless.
With that out of the way let's look at Linda F's Pumpkin Cornucopia which is everything that I thought it would be. How can you NOT love this window? The greatness just comes pouring out of it and I'll bet it won't be long before someone else wants to make it.
I always say that if you put your heart and soul into a window you get it all back in spades and Melissa's Quad Fleur De Lis is living proof. Yes, it was a lot of work but the end result is stunning. No one can deny that this was a labor of love. Note how all four of her Fleur De Lis' match perfectly.
This Angel has been around since the 80's and it's one that I make almost every year (and sell as well). It looks great, has only a few pieces in it, and it's easy to cut and grind. What could be better??? I think Angie agrees with me on all of the points I listed above because she cut and ground this in just one class. Look out.
Lara has begun cutting out the Cow and Flowers piece that all out students marveled at when it was just a pattern on the wall. This week she completed the cutting and then moved over to the grinder to get the perfect fits that you see below. I have no doubt that this will be completed inside of two weeks.
With her Sunflower Heart all ground Tracey is now working on the foiling stage of the creation process. This will surely be finished upon her return. I do believe she has a second one of these waiting to be ground after this is completed.