This week we start off with another quick and simple, but very helpful, tip involving the boards that people use to pin their projects on. Many people use ceiling tiles which work wonderfully for pinning projects down as you grind your pieces, but too many people use the wrong side of the board. The white pin cushioned side should be face down so that the smooth even side is upward allowing your pins better purchase and less chance of shifting due to falling into one of the holes that fill the front side of the tile. Trust me, it really makes a difference.
Martha's repair is now officially complete. Normally I feel the pictures I take don't capture the textures of the glass but this picture shows the two different blues perfectly. Martha did a great job of saving this window from being scrapped.
Terry's C/M Window is complete and ready to go to its owner. The last minute addition of the diagonal bar looks like it was planned right from the start. Terry let the letters themselves dictate the color of the background and the border. With the letters being a blue/green mix, using each color separately was honestly the best best way to go.
Who's in the pumpkin patch with Susan? Just this Great Pumpkin repair which is complete AND a complete do-over unlike I had said in our last post. It's never fun when a repair takes longer than you initially think it will but this one is now officially back in action and probably even looking better than it did the first time around.
Terry had seen Bonnie's horse window and fell in love with it. She's modified the pattern a bit to make it match the picture of the horse she's making this in tribute for and then she began cutting her glass. Knowing Terry this one won't be long in the works.
Rowena is going for broke with her latest window which is an LSU pattern complete with tiger eyes. She'll be making this as two separate windows and then she'll just join them together as one when she adds her final border. She's got all of the LSU section cut out already and has moved on to grinding it. Before you know it she'll be working on her tiger eyes!
Shelly came in and continued wrapping her mermaids. The few pieces that she didn't get wrapped were taken home with her so she can (time permitting) come back in with everything wrapped and ready to be tacked. Soldering is almost just a few fill in pieces and a border away now!
I've singled out two of the more difficult pieces that Becky has had to grind into shape below so you can appreciate all of the work she's putting into this window. Note how deeply the curves cut into each piece.
And Cindy 's lamp is just about complete. There's just a little assembly required and I have no doubt that will easily occur in her next class since her pieces are all cut and soldered. Wait a minute, there are still the accent pieces to fill in but that won't take long at all. I still say this will be completed for our next update.
Myrt has the first of her three transom panels not only cut and ground but almost completely wrapped as well. She's decided to make the two smller windows first to help prepare her for the final larger window. When she returns she'll solder this and then move along to the duplicate window of this pattern which will actually be installed upside down from this one to form book ends..
Janet made some great progress on the transom window that she's working on that we call The Tree Of Life. With all the soldering completed on the front side all she needs to do is solder the back and get some channel on the edges Once that's through we'll call this window a completed project and I highly suspect that will happen when she returns.
Brenda 's 'B' window is finished save for the coloring of the lead. She finished soldering it about five minutes before class ended and wants to color it black, but that takes well over a half hour to do so she's going to color this one at home. Perhaps if we're lucky she'll be able to bring it back in so we can get a finished picture because I must say that she's done another stellar job here!
Martha not only completed her blue window repair but also set upon redesigning an Octagon Iris Pattern. Her redesign features Iris' that incorporate more yellow parts that I've just learned are called the 'beard' or 'signal' part of the flower. I suspect that she'll be cutting glass when she returns next week.
And that's it for this week. Classes resume tomorrow night and I'm all ready!