Can't believe it is already May. Time is flying. Life got in the way of many things that I have been wanting to tend to, but I did get to do this panel and start a commissioned piece too, since last it blogged.
I designed this panel to enter a contest, where we were challenged to add elements to our work that we had not made a practice of doing till now.
Plating, wire work and stones as a none glass element are choices I made to include. I also used the harness style hanging armature which was way out of the norm for me.
This panel did try my patience at times, as the stone work delayed the speed in which I could have normally soldered anything. The stones retain heat far longer than glass/foil does. I had collected several bags of river rocks from different craft stores with the intention of using them for flower arrangements, but thought they would work well in this panel. Here in NE stone walls are pretty common in area that there were farms in days gone by. So I wanted to give it a try in this panel. Over all I am very pleased with the out come of this effort. Here is a close up the bird and her nest of eggs, which also shows one of the walls in the back ground.
Stained Glass is my outlet. I love designing my own patterns and do custom work. "If you can dream it, I can create it"
My interest in drawing started when I was about 5 and has never stopped.
I was lucky to attend the Saturday program at Rhode Island School of Design as a teenager.
I have done many kinds of arts and crafts though out the years, from drawing, painting, ceramic, (which I taught for 7 year) and leather work, along with crafts. I also play with interior decorating.
Stained glass is my passion. I also do mosaics and glass engraving.
While I am working on one project, I am often thinking about the next pattern and panel design.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy it.
The patterns shown on this blog are my own creation and are not intended for public use, but rather to show the many subjects that can be used in creating a stained glass panel, decorative piece or suncather.