Mary's Octagon Irises and Dragonfly Window was completed just in time for Christmas and that made someone VERY happy on Christmas day when they received this beautiful piece. Mary always works on complex designs and her abilities are growing very quickly because she's always pushing herself. Just wait until you see her next pattern.
Terry's Flowing Angel looks stunning but there's been a last minute addition to it that Terry did not see coming. The customer would like a name added to the bottom so we'll show you in our next post how we add a name to a large suncatcher that has already been completed.
I made a box just before Christmas that is a bit, well, 'out there'. Many of the students where interested in the odd effect as it was being made so I'm including it among our completed works since our post is small this week. All of the copper sections that run across the top and down the corners and middle of the box has been achieved with lead. It's an odd effect but I rather like the flowing earthy design of it. Below is a picture of the box both closed and opened.
Brenda put the finishing solder bead on her Iridised Bevel Cross Suncatcher and as you can see, you just can't lose with this design.
Carol's Alligator Window is as delightful as can be. She's got it completely soldered (both front and back) and all this needs is a bath and some patina to finish it off. Hopefully we'll get a picture of this when it's been cleaned up and it has a little light behind it.
Rowena began on of my favorite Bird Of Paradise Windows. This small and unassuming project has always turned heads upon its completion and it looks as though Rowena's will do the same. With the pieces all ground and fitting together perfectly this is already set to be foiled.
Jeannette has almost everything completed on her Christmas Joy Window but the back side still needs some solder. Alas, we'll be seeing this completed after Christmas has past but next year this is going to be rocking Jeannette's house for the holidays.
Martha's Oval Day Lilly has almost been completely foiled. Once that's done the soldering should go easily. The most important part of this design is that the points aren't cut short along the edges and Martha has achieved this goal. Yes, this will indeed be an oval when completed.
Bonnie was hard at work on her Santa Face but with the 25th is looming there's still a lot of work to get done on this. With her priorities in order Bonnie is NOT going to rush this and turn out a sub-par window and that says a lot about the work that Bonnie always does.
Betty's Noel Panel has been ground and she's now working on foiling all of the pieces that make up this wonderful window. With the majority of it wrapped I'm sure we'll see the border get attached when she brings this back to class.
And this is the last post for classes that occurred in the year 2017. How quickly time flies.
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