Following the lines on your pattern seems like something you would expect to have to do, but you'd be shocked at how many times people ask me, "So I should follow the lines on the pattern?" The answer is yes if you want you window to look like the pattern. Errors have a way of build up and multiplying, especially when it comes to anything with a lot of pieces or items that are symmetrical. In it's simplest form: which stop sign below looks best to you? You'd be surprised at how little each straight line is off in the second version. Remember, EVERYTHING COUNTS IN LARGE AMOUNTS.
First up we have Cindy's Stack Of Books Suncatcher. Obviously it's large so that she could get all of those books into one big stack but the real trick to making this window was running a wire which runs completely down the center of the back side of this project. The wire prevents the suncatcher from folding along any of the numerous straight lines and since it was applied to the window BEFORE Cindy soldered the back side you can barely see it from behind because it's covered in lead and looks like a normal lead line.
Next we have Barbara's Cardinal Panel. This went quickly for her and the end result is stunning. Normally I'm not a fan of clear borders next to clear background glass but the differences in the textures Barbara's used here makes her choice perfect.
Shawn has her first Christmas Ornament Suncatcher completed and will be starting another when she comes back in. You just can't lose with a read and green Christmas Ornament, can you? Something tells me that these are going to be the rage in classes this Holiday season!
Never make a statement without having the proof to back it up. Here are five more Christmas Ornament Suncatchers that are currently under construction by Ann. She's already got four of them ground which leaves her with one left to go before she begins wrapping and finishing these up.