Well, Janet's Rooster Window is officially completed. The irregular borders really tie in perfectly to the rest of the curved lines in the window and the colors choices are nothing short of vibrant. Janet's soldering has come a long, long way since she first started and I believe that doesn't have to worry about her soldering abilities any more. BTW, this is a large window measuring in at just under 3 foot high.
Becky S put the finishing touches on her Monogram 'C' Window and now that it has some light behind it you can see the beautiful green/blue glass that she used for her thin borders. I'm a sucker for interlocking borders and this window prominently highlights that design. Becky made smooth curves and perfect circles look easy in this project as there is not a single piece of glass or angle out of place in it. This is a quality piece of work.
And then Becky S also made these stunning Sunflower and Cross suncatchers during the week as well. She's certainly keeping busy! and again her attention to graceful curves and straight lines shin through.
Next up is Paula who has managed to complete three projects this week. While she was at home she cut, ground, wrapped, tacked and soldered two Christmas Candle Suncatchers that look incredible. It's hard to believe she's our newest student! And I love her stained glass Scissors. I've never seen scissors done in glass before but they are definitely unmistakable, remarkable, and (dare I say it?) cutting edge!
Linda F now has the border to her Coke Window cut out and attached. That means that all she needs to do is solder this and she'll be finished. I love all of her choices in this window including her clear border color. I can't wait to see this lit up from behind so we can really see that red glass sparkle. Sadly, we wont see that happen for two weeks since she'll be out next week. But it gives us something to look forward to.
Ann has been as busy as can be in class this week since she's managed to get two Fleur De Lis Windows almost completely tacked together. All she needs to do is wrap her border pieces and then add some channel-- she's got most of these windows soldered already!
Bonnie's Magnolia Window is really taking shape quickly. I think one of Bonnie's greatest strengths is her ability to use the grinder. She makes it seem effortless and she always gets a beautiful fit with smooth, flowing, graceful curves. She only has her secondary green leaves left to cut and grind and then she'll be ready to wrap it all up!
Look out because here comes some great news. The Abita Bottles fit into Susan's window perfectly with no need for regrinding any background pieces at all! Susan only needs to wrap them and then she'll cut her the first (I think she's doing two) of her borders. Don't forget that these are actual bottles that protrude from the front of the window as well as behind it. We've placed the window on top of sheets of cardboard the she's cut holes in so that the window is perfectly centered on the bottles which are resting on the table. The cardboard stops her window from sagging while keeping the bottles perfectly positioned and steady so she can add the final borders and then solder this beast!
Next we have Jeannette's Grape Window which is just about behind her now. With more than half of her background glass cut and tacked into place I expect to see her adding borders when she comes back in next week. All of Jeannette's extra work is beginning to shine through as this window gets closer and closer to completion.
Cindy is just about ready to have her Cat Tails Window soldered. She's made cutting those long thin stems look downright easy. She's added her final border which is a little more difficult than most borders because the cat tails actually cut into the border and break it up naturally. Next week she'll add some brass channel around the edge and then some hooks and call this finished.
Shelley's Mermaid Window is really looking like Mermaids under the water now that she has some of the blue glass cut. She's going with 2 different shades of blue to give it some depth (no pun intended). Don't you just love her pair of 3 dimensional starfish that the mermaids are holding? They're going to solder in nicely. The bubbles are going to be the toughest part of this window and to make them easier we're going to skip them until the window is all ground. We'll show you why in weeks to come.
So that's going to wrap things up here. We have another Weekend Work Shop coming up so we'll be having a double posting shortly. I just hope I can remember to take pictures as we move along through the weekend so we have a lot to show you. Have a great week!