Saturday, April 04, 2009
I started taking a stained glass class last year, in September. I had to skip several classes, because of other obligations, so I've only completed 2 other projects. One is a sun catcher, done mostly to learn the techniques. The next major project was a lamp shade, small but time consuming - the base is only about 8 inches across, but made of 300+ 1/2 inch pieces of glass.
Dolphins is the most recent, and I think, the best so far. I cut all the glass, except for 1 piece, and did the majority of the soldering. We put a copper patina on the solder, because I did not want the silver of the solder to distract from the blues and grays of the rest of the piece. It measures 12" x 18".
Now, I have to figure out where to hang it.
Next project is a gift, so can't say much else about it, but the project after that will be designed using quilting squares.