So with that out of the way let's look at Barbara H's Tulip Window which is an amazing work of art. With hardly any background at all, this colorful window makes its statement through Barbara's truly impressive workmanship. The number of pieces in this pattern make it a very difficult window to tackle but Barbara handled it with ease. And as I always say, you get back out of a window what you put into it. Busy but elegant, this is a beautiful piece.
Angie had purchased a pre-cut cross kit a while back and decided that with Easter right around the corner she would sit down and get these three crosses together. The good news is that -- there is only one cross that can't be made without the kit and that's only because it has a filigree in the center of it. I will say that they all look great and now we know how to make them without a kit.
Rowena finished her large Cross Window and, as always, managed to do yet another wonderful job. That fact doesn't surprise me at all because Rowena can essentially make a window a week now and needs no help what so ever. As a teacher I'm very proud of her accomplishments.
Carol was busy as a bee working on two three dimensional Butterflies that she will be hanging on a wall. She's used iridised glass in both of them to provide a splash of color since these won't be back lit. These were finished before Carol left but she hadn't been able to wash and color them. That she can easily do at home so we're officially calling these completed!
Becky S is making great strides on her Seahorse window and although you may not see it, there are probably 30 pieces that are almost microscopic in size. With only two colors of glass having been used so far, Becky has utilized the light and dark sections of her glass to their fullest potential.
Shelley's Master Chef is all tacked together and she was able to re-cut the piece that somehow broke while she was transporting this window. We'll surely get a border on this when she returns and then we'll see where she gets to from there.
Roy has started a new project this week and he's already got all of his glass cut out for it! He seems to really be enjoying this new hobby and he hopes to come back in next week with this Hummingbird Window all ground, wrapped and tacked together.
Linda F started out making a Texas Star Suncatcher and ended up turning it into a full fledged panel by adding a background and two borders. Once her final blue border is wrapped and tacked, Linda will begin soldering this very patriotic Texas Window.
Jan has started a new project this week and as you can see, it's a religious icon. Jesus has his background and robes cut out and when Jan returns she'll surely cut the cross and the body. This is a small piece measuring only 6 x 9 so the amount of detail that can be incorporated into this design had to be kept to the bare minimum. However, in this application I can see it working out really well.
Linda L has all but the legs attached to her five Ballerina Suncatchers and they will surely be completed upon her return. The amount of wire work on these is astounding and extremely intense so these ballerina's aren't nearly as easy to make as you might believe. I can't wait to see these completed.
Well now, it looks like Susan R is just about ready to put her Pelican together. She's got everything wrapped and tacked and is working on soldering each section as we speak. I have a funny feeling that this will be completed upon her return.. This will be fun indeed.
Tasha brought her Cat Window back in to be worked on and she now has her multi colored border attached and a channel applied to hold everything into place. She's worried about her soldering on the front side but I honestly have to say that there's very little to worry about. Her biggest concerns are the area's where multiple lead lines intersect and some thicker lead is always to be expected in areas like that. It's just a limitation of the art of stained glass.
Terry's Plate Window has been completely assembled and she's already begun the soldering process. With the front side finished Terry only has a few lines left to go over on the second side. Since she works at home on her stained glass I'm thinking that this window is already a done deal.
Myrt's Fleur De Lis Window is all soldered save for the back side and even that is more than 75% completed. That means that next week this will be among our completed projects at the top of the Blog. Be sure to come back and check this one out when it gets its close up.
Martha's Deer Head Window is very close to being completely ground now. With just the background glass above the antlers left to fit into place, Martha should begin wrapping her pieces when she returns.
Susan D worked on getting her Peacock wrapped and she's so close to finishing it that I don't see how she wouldn't get the background cut out for this upon her return. This peacock is her own design and I think this has bolstered her artistic confidence immensely. Sometimes it's just getting that first drawing done that allows you to understand that you CAN make a pattern!
Lara got her Indian Headdress Window all tacked together this week and even got the channel attached as well. That means that Lara will be soldering when she returns and that also means that she's nearing the finish line on a window that many of our other students are eagerly following week to week.
Rowena also worked on this second Cross Suncatcher and again you can clearly see how perfectly she manages to get the lead in the center to pool evenly. This is a skill that all stained glass artists should strive for.
Betty did a repair this week and also worked on this Cross Suncatcher. It's been a very popular pattern and soon I hope to have the story behind this ornate design.
Next week is Easter and we won't be having classes which means that we will be MIA online for the next 2 weeks. Everyone have a GREAT Easter and we'll see you all soon.
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