We were commissioned to make 2 Birthstone Diamond Angels as Christmas gifts 2017 for great grandchildren. The one on the left represents November’s birthstone color which is Citrine/Topaz. The one on the right represents August’s birthstone color which is Peridot. The angel wings were made from Spectrum’s # 100GGIR – Clear Crystal Ice Iridized glass. These angels measure approximately 4 inches wide x 4.5 inches high.
Design by Flory Wilkins
Once again that wonderful time of the year when families gather around their Christmas Trees. Over the years we have made many wonderful tree ornaments and here are few pictures of some that we have made.
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
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.
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