Ok, here's Brenda's latest completed window featuring a female subject matter. This time there's only one in the spotlight but just look at that gorgeous hair. Neither a split end nor a lock out of place thanks to Terry's careful hair management on Brenda's pattern. This is a very stylish window that's reminiscent of art deco designs. Let's just say that Brenda's on a roll.
This wee we saw Donna complete her Bluebird and Flowers Window and she did a wonderful job at that. This is Donna's first project with us and it looks like we'll be seeing a few more as the weeks go by. I'm partial to the color blue so I really like her choice of colors. (I might have have a hand in recommending the border color as well...)
Susan completed these 3D Votive Candle Holders very quickly. All she needed to know was how to get the pieces held together in a perfect circle before she tacked it. The answer is simple-- you don't! But you do come close. I've found that once you have them taped together (from behind) a slightly snug rubber band will help shape the project into a fairly even circle. Then she just tacked the edges and added a bottom. Voila! Instant wonderful gifts!
Susan also managed to get one of her flower pots completed. This will be a Lawn Ornament so a metal rod behind it will give those flowers some extra support. Even as a suncatcher I think the design would hold up without fear of it pulling apart-- there are a lot of contact points throughout the flowers. Susan has another of these ready to be soldered so I'm sure we'll see a repeat of these soon enough.
Tim rounds out the last of our completed projects this week. His Angel Window looks amazing-- nothing short of perfect. Like Donna, this is Tim's first project with us and his ability to work with glass is well above average for someone so new at this. All you have to do is look at his completed window to see that! Next up for Tim will be a few picture frames. And we'll see how they progress when he returns next week.
Martha has her LA Police Badge Window pretty close to being finished. The lettering is now 100% complete and fired onto the glass. In fact, all that's needed here are 5 pieces of background glass and then a border. After that Martha will only need to solder this to be able to call this a finished project. Will she have completed in time for Christmas. I'm saying, "Certainly!" :-)
Ann has her 2 windows just about finished now. With the borders attached all she needs to do is solder these and then wrap them up for Christmas. These are small windows (approximately 12 inches wide by 8 inches tall) so you know all those pieces are incredibly tiny to work with. Because of that she had to wrap them with 3/16 foil rather than 7/32 so the pieces wouldn't get lost in lead. Another benefit to using the smaller foil is that these will be easier to solder since it won't take as much lead to cover the foil. And because of that the soldering iron won't have to melt as much as it normally has to which means it will stay hotter and make soldering that much easier.
So there you have it. A lot of completed projects and more on the way. With just two weeks of classes left to go before Christmas arrives I suspect we'll see a flurry of activity around the shop. And it will all be recorded here for everyone to see as it happens.
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