Kerry's Christmas Poinsettia is finally complete. When I say 'finally' I don't mean to imply that it took him a long time to finish this, it's because he had to wait so long for his background glass to be shipped. Although this was unable to be displayed during the Christmas 2022 season I must say the it was well worth the wait. Kerry plans on using more of the same background glass (which is called Holly Berry and is made by Bullseye) on a Cardinal Window which he will be starting soon.
Susan D has certainly been busy. What I thought might have been leaves for her pinwheels last week turned out to be seaweed for her two impressive Aquarium Dioramas. Susan started with a piece of driftwood for one and for the second she simply used a scrap of long-ish flat board which she covered with colorful fish tank gravel. The stained glass was attached by adding thin rods to the backs of each piece which slip into holes she strategically drilled into the wood. Stunning!
Martha's Sewing Machine was officially completed this week and she even added some real pins into the mix by soldering the points of them into the lead lines that make up the pin cushion. That little extra detail adds a lot more charm to this already charming window.
Jeannette finished her Plate Window and boy does it ever sparkle! In fact, the glass that she put in between the bevels in the border is a perfect texture that, when lit, shines and sparkles just as much as the plate itself does. It's perfect!
Linda L put the finishing touches on her Dove/Cross Suncatcher by adding a holly branch on top of it. And to think that it started as a simple snippit of tinned wire with two small scraps of green glass soldered onto it. Simplicity at its finest.
Let's Dragonfly is another example of how complimenting colors can work together to make a window even more spectacular. Rather than using the glass that she used for the Dragonfly body as the border, she went with a similar yet different green that compliments the other. Add filigree wings into the mix and you have the recipe for a stunning piece of art.
Two more Beveled Crosses and a colorful Hummingbird were easily put together this week by Betty. Her use of Fractures and Streamers Glass for the cross on the left really looks great. You just can't lose when you use Fractures and Streamers.
Linda F amazed me when she walked in the door with the majority of this Fruit Bowl Window cut out. This is going to be stunning and Linda is doing excellent work on it. She came in, cut out the grapes, and then began grinding this beast of a window. I already heard another student in class say that she needed to make one of these all because she saw Linda's.
Martha is also coming close to finishing off her Mermaid Window. The front side is soldered which means that she will surely have this completed when we see her again. I've got to say that Martha just seems to be getting better and better at this stained glass hobby of hers.