Judy's Seafood Fleur De Lis is finished and what a work of art it is! Measuring a HUGE 28 x 30 inches she still has pieces that measure as small as an eighth of an inch wide. Can this pattern be made smaller? Sure, but the look would be completely different due to the lack of detail that makes this look as incredible as it does. It may have taken a while but this is EXCEPTIONAL work.
Lara finished her mothers Tree Of Life Window and all of those colors really make this piece a show stopper. Normally I'm against using multiple colors in borders but this is one of those exceptions since the tree is so rich with color. The border just ties it all together, don't you think?
Paula's Wedding Box has been completed and she did a really spectacular job on it. She completely understands the process of making a box now and has already begun work on a new box. I've always felt that these make great Wedding gifts and I'm thinking that Paula agrees with me.
Rowena's latest Beveled Transom Window was completed this week and as expected it turned out beautiful. She's gong to have to get into the Transom Window Business if she keeps up this pace!
Here's Linda L's latest Cardinal Suncatcher. She's got one more of these to go so I'm pretty sure we'll see this pattern one more time next week and then Linda will move along to an Address Window of her own.
Susan D has more pieces for her Flower Cornucopia Display under way and these two were completed before she left class. I'd say that slow and steady wins the race but Susan isn't moving slowly-- just at a nice steady and even pace that gets things done.
So Terry walked in the door with another window all cut out and ready to be ground. This is an Egrets and Magnolia Window whose colors look phenomenal. She ground a good portion of this while she was in class so who knows how far she'll be along on this when she returns.
Cindy's panel lamp has hit a slight snag as the person she's making it for wants to change some of the colors. Since there is very little glass cut out it's a good time to change things up. So while Cindy's lamp is on hold she's begun working on another Crab Tray that I'd forgotten all about. She made one of these ages ago and it turned out great way back then. From the looks of things this will will turn out great very shortly!
Mary's made major progress on her Birds Window and only has the berries and her background left to cut. We're going to pretend that there aren't any berries in this window and grind everything together before adding all of those small round berries. This will ensure an absolutely perfect fit.
Sheri has begun cutting glass for her Crane Window and she's started by cutting out the subject of the window first. On a window with this many pieces you cut out your pattern pieces as you prepare to use them because cutting the pattern up all at once will result in slew of pieces that are too easy to lose and mix up.
Bonnie's Peacock suncatcher is really coming together and she's now on a holding pattern waiting for a piece of glass to come in. Since she's making a few of these peacocks she'll be able to begin cutting a second one as she awaits the arrival of her glass.
Tracey's begun work on a large Cardinal Window and she's just plowing through the creative process with it! With almost all of the cardinal cut there isn't a lot left to go on this.
Here's the next Wedding box that Paula is making. She came up with the design herself after watching me draw up the first one that she made. Nothing slips past Paula and I have a sneaking suspicion that this will turn out every bit as good as her first Weeding Box (if not better).
SusanR continued along whith her spring window. With just the sky left to cut out she'll be finishing this up in no time at all.
Jeannette's Duck Window is looking nothing short of amazing. With about 70% of this ground she'll certainly begin wrapping these feathers when she comes back in. Look at how beautiful her grinding is! And Rowena is correct--- as beautiful as the sky looks the picture here on the Blog, it pales in comparison when you actually see it in person.
Melissa continued working on grinding all of the glass for her Semper Fi Window and she's moving along at a nice even pace. She's fast approaching the end of this window and her grinding skills are as sharp as any of our 'professional' students.
Shelley started a Fleur De Lis Window when she walked in the door and by the time class was completed she had already begun grinding her pieces. This is one of those rare windows where you complete the center subject matter without cutting out the background pieces.
Jan has her two Flower Holders all wrapped and ready for solder. Without a doubt these will be completed upon her return and I cant wait to see how they look.
Becky S would surely have her Birds On A Wire Project completed if she weren't cutting out two of them. In the picture below she's seperated the glass that makes these into two distinct windows so all of her work is plain to see rather than stacked up on top of one another.
Brenda resumed work on her Stylized Fleur De Lis Window and has all of the glass cut, ground and wrapped. With only soldering left to go I'm sure that she'll be wrapping this up when she comes back in.
Martha has the first of her three Fleur De Lis' (the red one) all soldered and has a second just about completed. I'm fairly sure that we'll see at least two of these washed and colored when she returns.
Barbara officially has all of the glass for her trees cut and ground into place. She's taken it all home with her so she can hopefully wrap them in copper foil over the next two weeks (she'll be missing class next week) and once that's done we'll tack it together and then cat a sky to match the treeline.
Rowena has started working on a new Flower Lawn Ornament. This one has curved petals but will also have the 3D rim of petals around the center just like the Sunflowers Ornament does.
Linda L completed her second cardinal just as class was ending. She making quick work with this one and quality is NOT an issue here.
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