Sunday, September 25, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
Annette's Butterfly Mobile is the bomb! She had wanted to make something that no one else had done before and this fit the bill. I had assembled one long ago so I had an inkling of what would be involved. It WAS a lot of work involving tedious and precarious balanced soldering but the end result was certainly worth it. I'm including a video link so you can see it in action but this honestly needs to be seen in person to appreciate how truly stunning it is.
Betty made this blue and clear abstract window quickly and efficiently. In the end she decided to leave the lead silver because, let's face it, silver and blue just work so well together.
Sheri is hard at work on a double Sunflower Oval that she has an order for. She's already got it all cut out so she's well under way on this project already.
Linda F is back after a bit of a 'vacation' (that's definitely a bad word for it) and although I was unable to spend any time with her (this week) she was able to get really far along with her Birds On A Wire Window. There are a lot of tiny pieces on this but Linda is just looking at them as bird parts and not being daunted by their size.
Susan R has her large Frog Lawn Ornament all cut, ground and wrapped. She even used yellow globs for the eyes (which I thought would be the best choice) all on her own before I could even mention it to her! She'll easily have this finished next week which means that the one loose front leg is going to be put into its correct position and the frog will then look complete.
Monday, September 12, 2022
Kerry's Umbrella Lady certainly steals the show. His border glass mixes the two dominant colors in the window and just ties it all together in the most perfect way. Jeanne has posted pictures of this while it's been under construction and Kerry is all set to begin another Umbrella Lady with a different color scheme as a custom order when he next returns. It's always nice when your hobby can help pay for itself!
Alas, Susan wanted to hang a crystal in the opened center of her suncatcher so we had no choice but to reinforce it internally by placing small pieces of re-strip in between the blue and the yellow pieces of glass (as indicated below by red marks). Re-strip resembles copper foil and can easily be cut to size and hidden between pieces of glass before they are soldered together. When re-strip was applied to this suncatcher the finished result was as study as if we had filled the center with a piece of glass since it prevents the line from folding.