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
Every year we make a different Christmas Tree Ornament for our neighbours daughters and for Christmas 2018 we made these wreaths. They measured 3.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches high.
Designed by Marianne Crivellaro
This Zebra panel was commissioned for Christmas 2017 and measured 10 inches wide x 14 inches high. We fortunately still had some Spectrum Baroque #BR 6000 – Black/White/Clear for the 4 corners and for the rest of the frame we had a discontinued piece of Spectrum #4000-9SF Black/Clear.
We used Spectrum #1009W Black Waterglass for the Zebra’s black lines and Spectrum #200CC Corsica Pot White Opal for the white portions. For the nose and ears we used Bullseye Charcoal Grey Double Rolled #1129.
The background glass was Spectrum #823.92 Teal Green Swirled with White Wispy. The frame is 3/8 inch zinc came, drilled very carefully with key chain rings inserted for the hanging chain,
When making panels we use the Morton Layout Block System and we use a metal square to ensure that the panel is square, as well as making sure corner to corner measurements are exactly the same.
Original Design by Chantal Pare with some slight modifications by Flory Wilkins
These suncatchers represent harvested wheat. They were commissioned as gifts for grandchildren for Christmas 2017. In the bottom center of each we placed a birthstone color glass representing the birth months of each grandchild.
We soldered in a fine silver chain on each for hanging. These suncatchers measured approximately 3.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches high.
The first photo from left to right the blue represents Blue Topaz for December. The middle red one represents Ruby Red for July. The right one represents Peridot for August.
In the next photo from left to right the dark blue represents Aquamarine for March. The center clear crystal ice iridescent represents Diamond for April. The one on right represents Emerald Green for May.
Design by Flory Wilkins