Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Quick Blog Update

Here's Jane's latest completed project-- another in her Deer series of windows. Jane will begin working on an 18" Peony lamp using an Odyssey mold. This means it will be an exact reproduction of the original lamp which was made by Tiffany.

Sheila has completed her second door which means that she'll start her 3rd one during her next class. The insert is beautiful but the shop is a bit of a mess, please excuse the background.

Pam finished her double bordered Fleur De Lis in record time. She tends to worry about the little things that should be of no concern, but she'll learn to worry less the more she does this. We won't be seeing Pam here for a while as she's headed back home to Dallas, Texas but she'll continue to keep up the good work there. She has our best wishes.

Janice has decided on a pattern for her center window in a series of 5. It's got a great Victorian/Old Style feel to it. Look to see this cut out next week.

Cheryl has her bear all set and ready for solder. She went to flux it all up at home only to discover that she was out of flux. After picking some flux up the next day she went home and tried to get to work soldering her bear but ner soldering iron was dead! Talk about bad luck. But she has a new one now so this window should be finished soon.

Here's a look at another suncatcher that Pam made during the week between classes. It's a cute sunrise or sunset window (depending how you want to see it!)

Ann got all but the center piece of her background all cut and ground. She'd have the center piece completed as well but since it was a very tricky cut I said I'd help her out. Alas, I broke the piece! It just goes to show that EVERYONE breaks glass from time to time.

Micheal began work on here Victorian design and she got really far considering this was her first day of work on it. She's got some great colors in this and wasn't afraid to use a bright red for her accent pieces.

This is the last window that Pam worked on during the week. She only needed to solder the second side to complete this and I'm sure it was completed before she left for home. As you can see from this picture it already looks great.

This is where Lea stands with her final China Cabinet door insert-- the front is completely soldered and the back side is half done. That means that we'll see a finished window next week when Lea returns.

And rounding things out is a look at the finished whale suncatcher that Pam started during her first class with us. She had finished it outside of class and I asked her to bring it back in so I could show you all what the finished project looked like. It appears that Jane is an excellent teacher (since Jane was the one showing Pam what to do while she wasn't in class with us.)

I apologize for the lateness of the blog. Hopefully this won't happen again!

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