We only had one class due to Thanksgiving keeping people busy at home but we still have plenty to look at so let's get started.
Cindy completed her pair of corner panels and she did a great job on them. These will mount either in the corners of a doorway (a TALL doorway) or in the corners of a window. We don't see many of these windows made in our classes but Cindy saw this design in a magazine and rather than saying, "I'm going to order these" she said, "I'll make me a pair!" And then she did. Nice work!
Brenda completed her wood duck and did a bang up job on it. She modified the pattern that Carol had made by adding more leaves and changing the feather patterns to help her use the colors that she wanted to use. She used black patina on her finished project so the lead doesn't have the standard copper finish. To ensure a dark finish Brenda let her window sit for a half an hour before washing the patina off. You can wash copper patina off immeadiately, but black patina should sit on the lead for a half hour to forty-five minutes. As for Brenda's window, I like it. In fact I like it a lot.
Brenda also made this wonderful cross window while she was at home and brought it in for some brass channel around the edges and some hooks. She finished this with black patina also and although I'm not generally a fan of the black I will admit that it works beautifully on both of Brenda's windows. Especially on this one with the nice clear background. (I do believe that there are certain times when black patina should be used though.) Brenda doesn't love making this window due to the deep sharp cuts that the background requires to wrap tightly around the pointed bevels but she did a great job on these.
Martha continued working on her Beveled cross and she really impressed me this week. Not only is she flying through this pattern (all her glass is cut) but she remembered a 'hack' that I showed her about grinding out the pointed sections on each arm of the cross. Brenda, Terry, and Cindy were all amazed at the way Martha dealt with the most difficult cuts in this beautiful (but challenging) window. It looks to me as though Martha will be back to work on her Iris and Dragonfly window very shortly.
Terry resumed work on her Kaleidoscope Window this week and decided that the border she had cut out last week was far too pastel for the rest of the window. The color she replaced her original choice with is, in my humble opinion, perfection. She has the front side of this soldered and and the brass channel tacked into place. I'm sure that she'll begin soldering the back side while she's at home so I suspect that we'll see this window completed when she comes back in.
So, like I said it was a short week but that made this post very easy to accomplish. Since it's finished before the weekend we're going to have a special edition featuring some of Russ' glass fusing. See you then!