Thursday, August 7, 2008

Copper Or Black Patina

Decisions, decisions... Should Cheryl color her solder black or copper? In the end she picked black but the front side ended up looking more like pewter which we all agreed looked nice, so rather than recoloring it shes going to see if she likes it a few days from now. If she doesn't we'll recolor it until it's black. You can't see the solder color in the picture but you can certainly see how nicely this window turned out. Bears rule!

And Lea completed her final China cabinet door. It looks a lot like the last one she did save for the fact the handle is on the other side of this door. :-) It's a large window that stands about 4 foot tall. Just please excuse the tacky background that shows through the clear sections. I think I need to set up a couple of shelves with some glassware on it just for taking pictures of inserts like these.

When we last saw Mary Lynn she had taken her green and red bird home with her to finish soldering. When she came in this week that one was finished (it only needed to be patina'ed) and she had a white bird cut out and ready for soldering! Needless to say, she walked out the door with two completed birds that look so good that Cheryl has decided to make one as well.

Gerald was back in this week and looked over the pattern that was adjusted the last time he was in. He liked all the changes and began cutting out the paper pattern. He's still unsure of what colors he'll be using but from the looks of things he can't lose. It's a great pattern that has a lot of flowing leaves and stems. Since this window is about 5 foot tall I've posted both the full size pattern and a closeup so you can get a better feel for what he's doing.
Janice and Grace began cutting out the glass for 3 windows that will end up on the front of their house.She's decided on a set of 5 windows made with 2 different patterns that alternate. Right now they're working on the pattern that will be repeated 3 times and it really looks good. Once the center is tacked together we'll build around it until the background is complete for a perfect fit. They're cutting all 3 windows at the same time so expect so see some fast progress on the second and third windows.

Well, Ann is finished with all the cutting on her first project. I love her choice of colors for the corner pieces that turn her round window back into a square window. She's got all of her border cut and ground and she's taken it home with her to wrap. The next time we see Ann she'll begin to solder this. She's at the home stretch now and this window will be hanging up shortly.

Sheila ground wrapped and tacked all of her 3rd window this week. She'll finish soldering this one next week and more than likely begin to grind her final window. She's picked up speed since she started these which proves my point: the more times you do a window the quicker you will get at it.

That does it for this week and the best part is it's not even 1:00pm on Thursday and the Blog is finished! I think I deserve a medal or something. LOL

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