In May of 2013 we were asked by a long time Danish friends if we could come up with a Viking Ship. They had seen our Boxed Alberta Rose, Maple Leaf, Great Horned Owl and Rainbow Heart and wondered if we could do the same with a Viking Ship and also a Viking Warrior. Our friends have used them for Danish fundraising. Just west of Innisfail at Dixon Alberta is the Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens. One should visit this wonderful Museum when in the area. Not far from Dixon lies Historic Markerville with it’s Historic Markerville Creamery Museum, Historic Fensala Hall, Historic Markerville Lutheran Church and the Historic Tindastoll Cemetery, all of these Markerville sites are operated by The Stephan G Stephansson Icelandic Society. Also close by is the Provincial Historic Site of the home of Stephan G. Stephansson.
Designed from Viking Ship Historical Photographs by Flory Wilkins
We just made this horseshoe for a donation to The Alberta Horseshoe Pitchers Association who are having a Provincial horseshoe tournament this August 2013.
We used Spectrum’s Black Waterglass for the horseshoe and Amber Spectrum’s for the horse.
A number of years ago we made this Celtic Cross with a 1 inch jewel in the center and used all Bullseye Glass for this beautiful stained glass suncatcher.
Design by Marianne Crivellaro
Over 450 Alberta Artists in all different types of mediums are taking part in a huge Alberta Flood Rose Project. Each artist has submitted in their medium a 4 inch x 4 inch impression of the Alberta Rose. The Project’s plan is to mount 100 of these unique artist’s impressions together in a large panel(s) and later in August hold a huge fund raising auction to help with the devastation created in late June from the huge flooding in High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Bragg Creek, Canmore, Calgary and many other areas in Southern Alberta. These unique panels will be an inspiration to Albertan’s and no doubt some large corporate purchasers will hang them with great pride in their respective office towers.
We of course made our stained glass Alberta Rose mounted via wires inserted in the back solder seams then inserted through a 4 x4 inch piece of fiber board held by twisting the wires together through small washers then covered with duck tape.
Professional photographs of each entry will be taken and eventually a book will be made available with all of the submissions etc. We will provide further updates. We also were stranded in Banff Alberta, by this unprecedented flooding and eventually were allowed to head west on the only open road on June 22. We had to drive all the way to Kamloops BC then north on the Yellowhead highway to Jasper National Park, staying overnight in Hinton, Alberta then back to Innisfail via Drayton Valley and Rocky Mtn. House a detour of some 1,460 ks. We saw lots of flooding along the way but nothing like seen in High River, Canmore, Calgary etc.
In 2008 we were asked by our master woodworker craftsman and friend Bob Bryce of Innisfail to make a stained glass insert for some Cremation Urns that he was making. The first one shows the Alberta Rose with a light blue sky glass with the solder being left silver, inserted into a light finished oak urn. Notice the exquisite dove tail construction and beautiful finish of the urn.
The next picture is the same Alberta Rose design, however we used a sunset glass along with black patina finish for the solder. Unfortunately Bob Bryce no longer creates masterpieces in his woodworking studio.
Stained Glass Design by Flory Wilkins
Cremation Urn Design by Robert Bryce Designs Inc.