Betty made this Beveled Window while she was at home and brought it in to get some hooks attached and its photo taken. There are 32 pieces in this window and only four of them aren't bevels. If you look again you might notice that there isn't a single curve in the entire window-- it's all straight lines. My hat goes off to Betty for keeping all of her lines straight without any waver whatsoever. That's what makes this window look so good.
Bonnies work has been conspicuously missing from our Blog updates for the past few weeks because she had decided to make this Horse Window for her daughter and didn't want to take a chance that it would be spotted on the Blog so Bonnie asked me not to post any ongoing pictures of it. I've been documenting it week by week and promise to show you the progress it's made in a future post. And the reason I'm unveiling this now is because the cat is out of the bag... Or is the horse out of the stall? Let's just say that it's not a secret anymore. And that came from the horse's mouth. :-)
Baby the dog is moving right along. There are only a few pieces left to grind in the name and then Brenda will tack this all together and add her border to it. I can certainly see that border happening when she returns next week because this window is almost history now!
Janet's Rooster Window is almost all cut out and ground. This is bigger than you might think by looking at the picture so I'll get some actual dimensions to pass along to you next week. I may be wrong but I think that all Janet has left to do on this is to cut out 10 pieces of clear background glass. It's really looking great and I can't wait to see her face when she sees it completed because it's going to be a looker!
Cindy started soldering her Magnolia Lamp after she got the cap attached to it and filled in a few pieces that overlap the three sections that make the lamp. She's got all the upper grid work done and some of the flower band which means that this lamp is almost finished!
It's hard to see what's going on here but that's only because there's so much clear glass in this terrarium that Lynn has begun making. She's got a huge portion of the project cut out and has already begun grinding all of her pieces and wrapping them. This will be hard to see as she's working on it but the end result is going to be spectacular and will photograph perfectly.
Moment of truth here. Everything is filled in save for the bottles in Susan's Abita Window. Well, technically there are three small holes but they've been filled in since this picture was taken. We've devised a way to support the actual Abita bottles while Susan solders this but our next endeavor will be getting the bottles to fit into the window perfectly. And that will be explained in detail when Susan returns and we fill in the last two pieces.
Myrt officially completed all of the grinding and wrapping on her Cross and Dove Window so she's going to be soldering these four sections when she comes back in next week. It's going to be difficult to photograph these with light behind them but I think I may have an idea. We'll probably see how that works out next week or the following week when Myrt completes these.
For some reason I was under the impression that Martha was making three or four of these Stylized Fleur De Lis Windows but she's making a pair of them. They're for different people so she's not worried about them matching but now that the FDLs themselves have been tacked together Martha has begun cutting her background glass out. She has one down and that leaves her with just one more to go. Before you know it Martha will be working on the borders to these.
Betty's Three Wise Men are all ready for solder. In fact, the front side is already soldered and her brass channel is on the window so I can't wait to see what she comes in the door with next week. I know this will be ready for its closeup but I have no clue what Betty plans on starting next.
Check out Mary Grace's Iris. With just the background left to cut I'd say that Mary Grace has this window completely under control now. Once this is tacked together she'll cut out her background and then consider what she plans to do for a border(s). It's going to be tough to screw this up at this point, all of her choices have been spot on so I expect nothing less than perfection from her finished piece!
And last, but certainly not least, we take a look at Jeannette's Grape Window. She's got all the hard parts completed since she has two clusters tacked together and her third cluster all cut out. Once she gets that last one tacked she can move on to her background which consists of about 20 pieces of glass. There are a lot of pieces in this window but once this is hanging up Jeannette will be happy that she went the extra mile and didn't cut back on the grapes. All that extra work will easily shine when this is completed.
Coming soon we're going to have a little test that you can take to learn just what needs to be ground to make your glass pieces fit specific shapes. I could go into detail but I'll save that for the actual test. Oh, and if you're a student and you don't get a passing grade you have to do sit ups for us! ;-)
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