As a gift we made this open Hummingbird Panel, complete with some Gemstones. The panel measured approximately 7.5 inches wide by 8 inches high. The recipient loved Hummingbirds and Gemstones. The Gemstones were attached with E6000 glue.
A helpful hint for anyone wanting to make a panel like this is to pre cut, fit and form the wire. We used some light welding rod and 18 gauge tinned wire. Before attaching the rod and wire we beaded the edges. The welding rod was tinned prior to installing so as not to incur a lot of heat on the glass parts and with the beaded edges attaching was fairly easy as we held the various pieces with needle nose pliers to ensure that they fit half way between the glass edges.
Designer Unknown Gemstone Idea by Flory Wilkins
This Quilt Block panel gift measured 6 x 6 inches and has a 1/4 Zinc Frame. Before soldering the frame together we carefully drilled the holes for the key ring inserts. We then finished soldering the joints to the came, cleaned with Kwik Clean, applied black patina after scrubbing the solder with #0000 steel wool and finally applying Clarity stained glass polish.
The final process item is to insert the key rings and attach the chain, by using link chain it is easy to add or remove links for perfect hanging from a secure hook in any window.
Design by Marianne Warner in Spring 2006 Glass Patterns Quarterly
Long time local clients have us make suncatchers as Christmas gifts for their grandchildren. This year they wanted a smaller version of the Valentine in Glass ” I Love You” with the heart glass being their grandchildren’s birthstone colors.
We reduced the original design to measure approximately 4 inches wide x 5 inches high. By reducing the size Flory had to make some slight modifications of the original design.
In total we made 10 of these, which included the birthstone colors for the months of March, April, May, July, August and December. The picture below represents from left to right the months of March, July and August.
Design by Glassmagic, Snohomis, WA
Original Design modified by Flory Wilkins
For Christmas this year we made these 2 Infinity Star Christmas tree ornaments for our neighbors. In addition to the purple and mint green ones shown, we also made for another client 4 more using different blues. The clear glass used was Spectrum’s # 100 GGIR – Iridescent granite.
Design by Marianne Crivellaro as featured in Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2006
We made these lambs for a Great Niece and Great Nephew in the spring of 2019. They measure approximately 5 inches wide by 6 inches high. For the niece we attached a small pink flower and for the nephew a small blue heart.
Once completed we applied black Novacan patina to the solderlines and after cleaning with Kwik Clean we then polished with Clarity Polish. The very strong hanging silver chain was soldered into the back solder lines before starting to finish them.
The next 2 pictures show close ups of each one.
Original Design by Donna Schulze from her book titled “Sunshines”