Sewing Machine Panel Summer 2018

Our client’s wife is a long time quilter and for her birthday he wanted to give her a stained glass sewing machine panel. The panel measured 12 inches high by 14 inches wide. The spool of thread alongwith the 2 round black dials were overlaid on the panel. We also used overlaid wire for the thread and needle.

We used strips of colored glass to represent quilting material. Her sewing machine was a Bernina and we added the name in black lettering as a final touch.

Design by Flory Wilkins

Birthstone Diamond Angels 2017

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

Springtime Garden Ideas

While we shiver through very cold weather here in Alberta, springtime is not that far away. What better way to brighten these cold dark snowy days with thoughts of having large or small Garden Butterflies accent your garden, or those of friends and relatives. Whether they be gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings or to just tell someone they are loved, these are sure to brighten everybody’s lives.

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The first photo is of our large Garden Rod Butterflies and we have a huge selection of different glass to make these one of kind special gifts. We use Youghiogheny, Uroboros, Bullseye, Wissmach, Kokomo, Armstrong and Spectrum Art Glass with colors of your choice.

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The following picture shows the smaller Garden Butterflies, the length of the rods can be made to suit one’s use, whether for outdoors in flower beds or indoors in flowering pots.

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Along with the Garden Butterflies we also have those wonderful LadyBugs that all kids enjoy.

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The last picture displays  a group of Dragonflies, Small & Large Butterflies and Lady Bugs.

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Designs by Flory & Bob Wilkins

Tear Drop Heart

Over the years we have made these beautiful Tear Drop Hearts, which also has a hanging Swarovski Strass Crystal. We use Spectrum granite iridescent, along with frosted glass and they measure approximately 8 inches high x 7 inches wide, complete with a fine silver chain. When using clear glass we like to put black patina on the solder lines, but one must ensure to use black backed foil (7/32) to further enhance your piece, along with using Kwik Clean for cleaning and polish to make this wonderful suncatcher. These make wonderful gifts as they complement many decors.

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We believe the original design was by Chris Rich

Simple Candle Holder

This is an easy to make simple designed candle holder. With a square base and 4 circles, which are relatively easy to attach together. We solder and bead the edges of the 5 pieces before assembling. You can use various clears and colored glass to suit your home decor. We buy the votive’s and candles from a local discount store and we also add 3/8 inch clear vinyl bumpers to the base to ensure that these and other candle holders we make do not scratch furniture.

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Design by Flory Wilkins

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Testimonials

This beautifully made Shamrock is even more meaningful to me as I have an Irish maiden name.

Betty Hessel
Photographer and Portrait Painter of People and Pets - Calgary, Alberta