Although Christmas 2023 has come and gone this post reveals what happened in our classes that ended just a few days before Christmas (Yeah, I'm a little late posting this). With that said let's see what we have.
Lara came in with a Christmas Tree Cookie Suncatcher idea based on (of all things) a picture of a Christmas Cookie. It was easy enough to draw up instantly and by the time class was over with she had handily completed it. How sweet it is!
Let completed her large American Heart Suncatcher and even though the star isn't made of bevels as she had originally hoped for it to be, her finished work looks perfectly patriotic and lacking nothing. You've got to love her smooth outside perimeter edge . All of her pieces line up perfectly to form a perfectly seamless heart without any jagged edges at all.
Cindy is wowing everyone with her patternless Bowl that she finished this week. It's an exercise in randomness that initially appears hard to execute, but in reality it's not THAT difficult at all. In fact, Cindy makes it look downright easy as you can see by the picture of her newest Bowl here.
Here we have Susan D's variation of the Silverware Dragonfly Suncatcher. She also made a pair of them but used an iridized textured glass for the wings and a complete spoon for the body and tail. It's simple to see that she's become very skilled at soldering the wings to the bowl of the spoon without creating a soldery mess!
Linda L is making something that we have yet to see created in any of our classes. This is going to be a standing 3D Table Clock complete with an inscription panel. And yes, it will keep time! Clock movements are actually readily available-- they run on a single AA battery and the movement hides within its stained glass surroundings. I can't wait to get a picture of this when it is completed.
Susan R is making another Squirrel Rain Gauge but she has cutt down the size of the tail this time around. She's already got all of the glass cut out and has even moved on to grinding her pieces. The second time you make a project it always goes quicker than the first time and this Squirrel is proving to be no exception.
Melissa's Gingerbread House is nearing completion as she got all of her pieces ground while in class. The chimney, the windows and the ginger bread man still have some cuts to be made within them but Melissa will do that after the rest of this has been wrapped and tacked together. The windows and the ginger bread man actually wouldn't be that hard to cut out in their individual pieces but cutting them as a larger single piece that can be more easily ground to fit into their respective positions and then cutting them down into their smaller pieces is going to make things (especially the chimney) so much easier and quicker.
Nope, this isn't a re-post mistake. Susan D is already hard at work making a second Santa Sleight that looks very much like her first one which we saw completed earlier on in this post. She also made that pair of Dragonflies so I guess that making two of the same item is becoming Susan's new 'thing'.
Judy's Marshmallow Roasting Bears has all been ground save for three small fill in pieces that will be easier cut after this has been tacked together. Judy will need to wrap all of her pieces first but that never takes her long to accomplish so perhaps we'll see some border strips for this when she comes back in.