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”
Our oldest granddaughter Poppy wanted to give her very likable and helpful kindergarten teacher who was retiring a piece of stained glass. Obviously poppies was her choice. This piece measures approximately 4 inches wide by 6 inches high.
Design by Flory Wilkins
While on vacation in 2018 at Lahaina Maui, Hawaii, we met Ron & Brenda from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Subsequently we learned that they have been involved with the King of Kovbasa Challenge held each February with the 18th Festival to take place in 2019. With its Ukrainian roots, we decided to make this stained glass star design, as there are many kinds of these designs found on Ukrainian Easter Eggs.
Our design measured approximately 8 inches in diameter. We were fortunate to have some older pieces of Uroboros, Kokomo and Spectrum glasses on hand for this unique project.
The suncatcher along with other items were used as silent auction items and a lot of money was raised from these many donations.
The 18th Annual King of Kovbasa Challenge, was held on February 7th 2019 and it was a tremendous success with it’s best ever attendance of some 765 people.
We were very pleased to have been able to be involved and help with this very unique festival.
Design modified by Flory Wilkins