Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hakuna Matata

This is going to be a real quick update because we only had one class this week.  That said, we still have 6 projects to look at with two of them being completed so let's get started.

Terry's Scar Window is finished and it turned out exactly as I expected it would-- incredible.  I don't know what it is about cartoon characters and stained glass but they always seem to go together well.  Maybe it's the similar art style or the colors, but whatever it is you can see it in action here.

Jeanette finished this large Beveled Cross Window last week but there were so many windows completed I felt that I needed to skip at least one of them so it wouldn't just get lost in the flood of completed projects.  And knowing that this week would be a short one I decided to hold back unveiling Jeannette's window so it could get the spotlight that it deserves.  She did a great job on this and she likes it so much she's already begun making smaller versions of just the cross itself which you'll see when she returns.  This is another job well done.

Cindy is making some incredible progress on her Magnolia Window.  With the three Magnolias not only cut out but ground as well, Cindy will have this completed before you know it.  I love her colors and know for a fact that she'll be using clear Glue Chip for her background.  

Martha came in and surprised me when she was holding this Louisiana State Trooper Badge Window.  As you can see she has this almost completed already and she just started it yesterday.  She's grinding as she's cutting so almost all that you see here is fitted into place already.  I'm in awe of the work that Martha has been accomplishing.

Myrt's Cross window is so close to being completely ground that I can almost smell the copper foil on it already.  She's a little concerned that the cross won't stand out against the glass she's picked for her background but Myrt has nothing to worry about-- her background is clear and the cross is opaque so once this is off the table and has some light behind it the two will differentiate beautifully.   

And lastly we take a look at the newest Oval Beveled Cross Window that Brenda is making.  She has her oval all tacked together already and that means that all she needs to do now is grind the four corners and then add a border.  In other words, all the hard work is done!  This is the first time in a long while that I've seen someone use a lot of granite red in a project.  I used to use it all the time and love how it contrasts with clear glass.  What you see below isn't even back lit and it already has a rich look look about it.  I can't wait to see it completed!

And that sums it up for our classes for the week before Easter.   We want to wish everyone a happy Easter and we can't wait to see all of our students next week.

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