Here you can see that we've avoided using any straight lines in the red stripes which now appear to have a real ripple throughout them. Straight lines are never your friend when it comes to making stained glass. It's like trying painting a rainbow with just three colors of paint.
Sheri finished her Dragonfly Suncatcher this week and a picture just can't show you how delicate this truly looks in person. Filling in the background with a clear textured glass would only add weight and an element of 'clunkiness' to this beautiful design.
Jeannette has really burst out of the starting gate with her new Shrimp window because it's ready for solder after just two weeks of work. When this is completed she'll be adding long wire antennas to the shrimp for an air of realism. And we may very well see that happen next week.
Carol drew up this Underwriters Laboratories pattern and got everything cut, ground, wrapped and tacked before calling it a day. Now that's fast and accurate work and there's no doubt in my mind that this will be completed when she returns. She can probably sell it as a University Of Louisiana Window if she wants!
Melissa got almost all of her Two Birds Window wrapped while she was home last week so when she came in she wrapped the pieces that still needed to be foiled and then tacked everything together. Next up for this window is a border and we're still not quite sure what's going to happen there so next week will be fun indeed! Opinions will abound!
After completing her Pansy, Bonnie started working on a Tree Window that is made mostly of the round glass globs that we use for butterfly heads. In the top image you can see how she placed all of the globs and then in the lower image you can see how she filled in all the spaces between the globs with solder. We're going to add a tree trunk, a sky and some grass underneath this rounded panel when Bonnie returns.
Becky S started a new project this week and it is going to be a much larger version of the rounded Geometric Window that Cindy loves to make. Becky has traced and cut out paper pattern pieces for only one quarter of the design because the design itself repeats four times. She'll just trace out 4 of every piece making things easier to keep track of since she'll only be dealing with 35 pattern pieces rather than 140!
And that's it here. We had a short week due to all the drama that Hurricane Harvey brought to us here in Louisiana but I'm happy to say that we all made out just fine. Our hearts are with Texas though and now we have Irma out there headed our way. The excitement never ends does it?