Scenic Alberta Circular Suncatchers 2017

Earlier this year we were asked if we could make 2 small circle suncatchers that represented Alberta. The one on the left depicted Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the foothills and Alberta’s Provincial Flower the Alberta Rose.

The other one on the right depicted Alberta’s farming lands, our rolling hills along with an Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator, unfortunately few of these prairie sentinels remain on our landscape.

Both circles measured approximately 6 inches in diameter and were surrounded with a decorative brass edging.  After soldering both had black patina applied, cleaned and then polished.

These were taken to England as gifts by our client, and we were told that they were very well received and appreciated.

Designs by Flory Wilkins

Horseshoes 2017

These 4 Horseshoes were purchased by a client to be given away as gifts. Each one measures approximately 6 inches wide x 7 inches high. We used a combination of Spectrum and Armstrong glass along with attaching a fine silver chain which was soldered into the back seams. The eyes on each are made from black backed foil and raised solder.  Black backed copper foil is used, along with JAX Pewter Black Patina and Clarica Polish. We use Kwik Clean to clean each between soldering and after the patina is applied. Once the polish dries we use a soft cloth along with toothbrushes to bring them to a very clean polished sheen.

The next 4 photos shows each horseshoe individually.

 

 

 

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Hummingbird Oval June 2017

In January 2017 we were asked to make a hummingbird oval to be given as a gift in June 2017 for the Most Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of The East Star at its Grand Chapter 2017 meeting in Calgary, Alberta. This oval measured approximately 6 inches wide by 8 inches high.

This oval ended up going to Florida USA.

Design by Flory Wilkins

Vanishing Prairie Sentinels

Grain Elevators are all but gone on the Canadian Prairies, those that remain are being preserved by local historical societies etc. We just made a series of these for a client that gives them away as gifts. The elevators measure approximately 5 inches wide x 7 inches high.

We were fortunate many years ago to obtain Alberta Wheat Pool Stickers. The glass used for the elevator was Spectrums # 823.72 Teal Green.

For the Pioneer Elevator the glass used was Spectrum # 379.1S Light Orange and White Wispy. We had the white letter specifically made for the Pioneer Elevator.

We had the United Grain Grower symbol made and the glass for the Elevator was Spectrum # 307 Clear White Feather White.

The lettering on the Saskatchewan Pool Elevator is white and the glass used was Spectrum # 359.1 Red & White Wispy.

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Alberta Rose Lapel Pin

Flory required a gift for Alberta’s Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star earlier this year and one of his favourite flowers was the Alberta Rose. We reduced the size of our Alberta Rose and made it into a lapel pin. We then attached rare earth magnets to the back which are strong enough to hold the rose on lapels and can also be used as a fridge magnet.

The first photo shows the rose before having black patina and polish applied, and the last photo shows the completed Alberta Rose.

Design by Flory Wilkins

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