This is going to take a while to explain because Ann's got a very unique window indeed. She wanted a multicolored circle with a cross on it, not IN it. She wanted the cross to be raised on a completely different level from the circle section which was something that I'd certainly never done before but which was something I knew we could work out. First Ann made the circle and completed it. Next the four pieces of the cross were cut out. The only way that I could see to attach the cross was to use one inch posts. How we would ever get them to line up with the lead lines on the circular piece was still a mystery to me because they needed to attach to lead on both the cross side as well as the window side. The solution to this conundrum involved having Ann covering covering the four cross pieces in foil and then covering all of the cross in lead. She textured the front of the cross using a semi warm iron and then added a glass bead in the center to give the cross some much needed strength. With the back of the cross completely soldered Ann was able to mount the four posts onto the window and then tediously get the cross attached to the posts with small dots of lead. Once the cross was attached to two posts we were able to turn the entire piece upside down and get the cross attached much more firmly. What you see below is the end result. I've also included a side shot so you can see just how much higher the cross is from the rest of the window, The end result has a cross that appears to move in parallax over the window depending on the position that you view it from. In hindsight, I should have taken a video. :-(
Cheryl's Tree Of Life is certainly coming to life now. She's organized and she's determined to see this window completed. There's really just the green grass and some small pieces of sky left to go before she picks out a color for her border (or borders).