Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Book

Well I finally got it done. Sure wish I was better at this computer and understood it, would have made the process a whole lot easier.

Here is the link to the book.

Monday, November 24, 2008

This is my latest adventure into new ideas for Christmas gifts.

The pictures on the left are housed in memory glass that is 1" x 3". The are inserted between the two pieces of glass, back to back and will have a cord attached by a jump ring. The bracelet is assembled in much the same way. That memory glass is 1" x 1". Fun project, just wish the hands were work faster.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nana has to brag. It would appear that I have a budding swim champ.
My granddaughter Jenna, joined a local swim team three months ago, and has begun compeating with the team. This is a picture of her very first meet where she earned a point for the team. She has already earned 3 ribbons.
Great exercise, and team training process too.
She seems to love this sport and is devoted to the team aspect of it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Here are the other 3 from the Holiday Candle Cozies I designed for my gift giving this year.

This is the first in a series of Candle Cozies that I designed to add to the Holiday items for 2008

There is a group of 4. They average 5" wide and 4" deep. The series includes an Angel, Christmas Bells and a Snowman, along with this one.

Check my pattern section to get a peak at the other designs mentioned.

Can also be used as a shelf sitter, if one does not want to burn candles due to allergies.

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Holiday items

Can you believe it is already that time of the year. Time to break out the holiday colored glass and get busy with those craft fair favorites. Every time I have done a show, people have requested some beveled items, so I added these to the mix for this year.
Love this time of the year. The kid comes out in me. I enjoy the wonder of the holiday season, the family gatherings, the promise of the New Year, and the joy seen in the eyes of the little ones. The other bonus is I don't feel guilty working on glass cause the yard work is done till spring.
I designed the blue angle to fit some of the stamped wings that I had in inventory. Will be making them in different colors. The small angels are glue chip bevels 1 1/2" square. I designed these with glass wings, last year, so to change things up, I decided to use the stamped ones. They make lovely attachments to the top of a gift box.
New this year there is a group four (4) of candle cozies that I have designed as gifts.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lamp Design for my Aunt Mickie

My aunt had asked me to design a lamp for her. She loves claddaghs and thought maybe shamrocks would be nice. I asked, what about celtic knots. The colors are not final. Having a tough time deciding on the background glass. I may add a 6th panel also. ©Stained Glass Creations from
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Celtic Knot from Oak Hill Arts
October 8th, 2008

Anniversary Frame

This piece was designed as a gift for my husband for our 15th Anniversary.
I had a few bevels that I had used for engraving
and wanted to try something new.
The twisted wire used to depict the stem and allow to extend the number of buds and leafing.
If you attempt to make one be sure to use cardboard between the bevel and back glass, in order to have the room to insert the picture.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Studio Work

Well the re-construction is done. Now the hard work starts. Putting the studio back together. Not fun, at all. Pictures will follow.

The floor plan of the studio begins tomorrow. It is incredible how much you can accumulate is a short period of time that has to have a home and be handy, ready to use. What a task. This coming week it should be all but a memory and the tools of glassing will be out and flying. Yeah.

Time to start the Christmas season items, and get the commission work done.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Well the glassing is on hold. The studio is in the middle of a huge makeover. When this project is done, I'll be back in the swing of designing and creating some new panels, a lamp along some interesting, and fun projects.
This project will have me burning the midnight oil attempting to get my pieces done for the up coming holiday shows. Whats the saying, "pulling my hair out".
I'll tell ya, it is amazing what you will find when you start pulling into walls. Makes you wonder how people ever got away with the things they pull. I am one luck lady that this place did not fall down around me. Thanks for visiting my blog, come back soon now, hear. JFA

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Custom Stained Glass Claddagh

I designed this stained glass claddagh for my Aunt Mickey at the time of her 50th wedding anniversary. The claddagh is the Irish symbol for love, so I thought it to be a fitting gift for the occasion.
The thumbs are done as an overlay, to add some dimension to the panel.
The color of the flesh is distorted due to the bleed through of the red onto the light colored flesh glass.

My aunt has a collection of claddahs. She has commissioned me to design a lampshade with claddahs for her next addition to the collection.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This was my entry into a show which I won 4th place for. I have always loved the sound of a waterfall and so wanted to bring the sound into my home. I built the cabinet which is 6 foot tall by two foot wide. The panel is my own orginial design too. The water container has a grate which allows the changing out of live flowers and plants, so an ever changing appearence.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Here is the second in the series of abstract side lights. This one can be done as a single, a double or as a wide panel. Colors or clear textures makes this change as the need presents it's self.
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Here is my latest pattern.

I haven't been much of an abstract fan, but customers seem to like them.

To fill a need, I plan on doing a series of abstracts, this being the first of the series.

I figured a FLW style may be a pleasing side light.

This could also be done in all clear textures rather than color.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I designed this panel to be inserted into a light box, as a house warming gift for my step son and his wife when they moved to Az. He had requested a lighthouse, as he felt he wouldn't be seeing one very soon.

I drew this scene, in charcoals, when I was a teen, while on vacation with my parents. I didn't find a scene that appealed to me, so I took my drawing and turned it into a stained glass pattern. Unfortunately I had not attached the cat walk to the panel when this picture was taken.
The original charcoal drawing that was done in the early 60's, is shown on top.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"For the Love of the Iris"

One of my all time favorite flower is the "iris", My garden has a collection of iris from 4 inches tall to 40". This panel was designed to depict my most recent addition.

The background glass is bamboo textured glass, that I felt gave it some more interest without taking away from the bloom.

The panel measures 20 x 15. As with all my panels, I can custom design your panel to meet your color choice and size needs.

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"Summer Time Fun"

The inspiration came from two different sources. A dear friend I met on SGV was making flip flop sun catchers and spectrum glass had done a round panel of flip flops for score newsletter last summer. I saw a pool side scene in my mind. Sometimes we get jumping off points from unexpected and unrelated sources. Designing is fun that way.

I love how the Wissmach, English Muffle give the sparkle to the water.

This panel measures 11 1/2" square.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cutter's Mate

Just had to post a Thank you to the wonderful man who made it possible for me to continue doing stained glass. I was diagnosed with MS several years ago and was forced to give up my art passion at that time which was ceramics. I found this art form and it was love at first score. Well the MS plans your life sometimes and I was starting to have a difficult time scoring the glass and thought that I may have to give this up too. One day the UPS man dropped off an unexpected gift. A cutter's mate sent to me by someone I had never even met. He had read about my tough time and out of his golden heart he mailed me the entire setup. I thank him everyday and thank God for making such beautiful people. Ray, you don't have to blush, you are very very special.


The panel that I have on the layout board now, is of the baby horse that we had to have put down at the young age of 4 years old. She was a year and a half here. She was born on the property I shared with my ex. This panel depicts her at the age of 1 1/2.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

From Sea to Shining Sea

Here is the finished panel from my pattern. This panel consists of about 80 pieces and measures 24x18. The water and rocks have a textured back side to add depth to the color. I designed it to celebrate love of country.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

This a collection of patterns that I have designed, and are copyrighted. The completed panel is shown in some cases as well. These are my own patterns and are not intended for public use, but to demonstrate the vast number of subjects one can create.

I do custom work as well. This art is my passion.