So Jeannette has completed her Dive Shark Window and it certainly gets the point across that those beatific waters aren't safe. Not being a diver I had no clue what this stood for but numerous students have asked about this window by name which shows me just how little I know abut things!
Tasha finished her Poppies Window and the Red on White color scheme certainly makes this stand out in a very vibrant way. Next week she'll likely finish her Umbrella Lady Window.
Rowena finished two multicolored suncatchers this week, a rainbow Heart and a rainbow Spiral design. Drawing up the spiral design taught me a lot about circular patterns and how to get them even all around so this project was a learning experience for both Rowena and myself.
Betty finished two Bevel/Heart Suncatchers which I've always loved but that no one has ever made before. Technically it's only made with one piece of glass that has to be cut (the heart) but the hard part is getting the solder to look good along all of those edges-- especially where the circular globs join the bevels.
Angie finished three suncatchers herself. Her pair of Toucans turned out exceptionally well-- bright and colorful. And, of course, her Dragonfly turned out great as well.
The last of our completed projects this week is Betty's latest Sunflower Window. What more can I say about this that hasn't been said already. When it comes to Betty's Sunflowers, they're GREAT!
Annette's Fido The Poodle is almost all cut out now. She's balancing her color scheme nicely and this is already turning heads throughout our classes before it's even been ground and fitted together!
Becky B's worked some more on her Springfield Fish Window. It's very close to being completely ground now and once that's done we'll make new background pattern pieces and then cut them out.
Once Jeannette waxed her Dive Shark Window she started working on a Guitar Window with Musical Notes. She's cut the neck of the guitar out of one piece of glass and once that's been ground and fitted into place she'll cut it into multiple sections to make the frets.
Belinda is already halfway through grinding her Humming Bird window because she's been very busy grinding away while at home between classes. This is going to be one colorful yet elegant window.
Melissa started her own version of the Birds On A Wire Panel which, for her, consists of five birds. The best thing about this window is the complete freedom you have with colors. Anything goes!
Cindy's Mermaid is just about ready for soldering but before she does that she'll have to wrap a few more of her border pieces. Her glass choices make this a special window as you can easily spot art glass from far away or close up. It makes a world of difference when it lights up and I can't wait to see this with some light behind it.
Jeff is making steady progress on the second section of his 3 section Window featuring birds and flowers. Now that the humming bird is complete Jeff has this center section pretty much in the bag.
Sheri started working on an Autism Suncatcher which consists of four interlocking puzzle pieces. Anything that interlocks is especially difficult when done in glass and this is no exception. Sheri has three of her pieces fitting together beautifully with just one inside curve and three outside curves left to grind out.
Susan R's Swan has been re-designed and tacked together which means that all she has to do is add her two colored border to this and then solder it.
Susan D has her sailboat ground and has begun wrapping it now. The glass she used for her boat is perfect as it is reeded and looks just like wood when it's lit up. I'm a sucker for blue so this is really appealing to me.
Mary's newest Butterfly Lawn Ornament was wrapped and tacked together and it just needs some solder and a little bit of assembling to finish it off.
And Tracey has her latest Butterfly all wrapped and ready to be tacked. I suspect that we'll see two completed Butterflies in our next post!
And that wraps things up for this post!