When making suncatchers a lot of students have a tough time blending their lead lines into the lead bead that surrounds the outer edge of the suncatcher. In most cases people drag lead off the edge of the glass creating a 'waterfall' and other times they stop short and don't connect the lead line to the edge bead. The picture below is what we're actually looking to achieve. You want a nice smooth joining of the lead line to the edge perimeter of the piece.
Linda's Watering Can Window is finished and the careful cutting of her sky really makes this window flow beautifully. Alas, the only picture I got that didn't turn out blurry was the one that had the flash on so the glare is taking away from the continuous flow of her sky in this particular picture but trust me, it's as natural and realistic as a stained glass sky can get.
Cindy's latest Bicycle Wheel walked out the door as two more blank wheels walked in. Like I said last week, she's on a roll with these things!
Speaking of having everything but the background cut out-- that's exactly where Tracey stands with her latest Hummingbird Window. She has her pattern all traced out onto a beautiful piece of clear onami glass which is actually resting on top of the flowers and bird in the photo below. Look closely and you'll see the blue outlines. Next week they'll all be cut out and Tracey will begin grinding.
I always frown when I take white on white pictures but Bee's Dove is currently white glass on white paper so it is what it is. That's not to say that this won't be stunning when it's completed-- of that I have no doubt. It's just going to be hard to see just what Bee accomplishes each week until this is finished and hanging up.