Yellow Rose Bud Panel December 2016

This Yellow Rose bud was commissioned as a Christmas present. The design was originally a square panel which we placed into a 10 inch circular panel surrounded by a soft flexible brass U channel. Eventually our client returned the panel so we could attach a fine silver chain for hanging in the window of their home.

The following photo shows the beginning of the panels construction.

Original design titled “Rose” by Denise Hurley, from the book “Flowers of Hope”

a free Spectrum Glass Pattern of the Month

Inserted into a circular panel design by Flory & Bob Wilkins

Hummingbird – Morning Glory Panel 2016

This hummingbird panel measures approximately 7.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high not including the outside zinc frame.

It was commissioned this fall by a local client who is sending it to Clare, Nova Scotia as a Christmas present for her mother in law who loves hummingbirds and morning glories.

The background glass is clear single glue chip. For the wing feathers we used an iridescent grey Spectrum Glass. For the leaves a beautiful green Uroboros and for the morning glories a cranberry white Bullseye, Youghiogheny Heads & Tails for the blues and a Kokomo for the purple one.

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Design by Flory Wilkins

After completing the design we frame the pattern with the Morton Layout block system. We use white ceiling tiles doubled together as our pin board. We draw out each piece using white freezer paper which can be found at Safeways. It works very well in that one can clearly see the pattern lines through the freezer paper for tracing purposes. We then glue the pattern to the piece of glass we want to use ensuring that we have the correct flow of that glass for it’s relative location in the pattern design. Each piece is then ground to fit, foiled and burnished then the next piece is traced and the process continued until the panel is finished.

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In the next picture we are using our Taurus 3 Ring Saw to cut the Uroboros glass used for the leaves. In this case as we had to reverse our pattern onto the glass as we wanted to use the textured surface on front of the panel.

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The following photo shows the panel completed and ready for soldering. We use 60/40 solder for the majority of our work.

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The last photo shows the reverse side after the other side has been soldered. You can see that using our methods of tracing and fitting each piece of stained glass, little solder seeps through.

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Design by Flory Wilkins

Christmas Ornaments 2016

For Christmas time we always make a tree ornament for our neighbors daughters. This was our choice this year.

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Design by Deverie Wood – Light in Glass – Holiday Pattern Set – Spectrum Glass Free Patterns

Hand Hills Grain Elevator December 2015

For Christmas 2015 we were commissioned to make this grain elevator.

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Our clients father in law purchased this grain elevator located in East Central Alberta a number of years ago and painted it John Deere Green & Yellow colors.

They wanted a  replica of the elevator in stained glass that they could actually put wheat in from the farm.

The roof on the top is removable to allow this, we added 2 small nails soldered into the removable roof to provide stability when handling to prevent the roof from slipping off.

We used Spectrum’s new clear Barnwood glass along with Spectrum’s green and yellow.

The elevator is approximately 12 inches high x 6 inches wide and 4 inches deep. It takes time and lots of patience to solder together but the end result is quite stunning.

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Design by Lucinda Doran & Joy Bamford

Butterflies December 2015

We have clients who commission us each Christmas to come up with an unique suncatcher stained glass gift item for their grandchildren. This year we made these 12 butterflies using Youghiogheny Heads & Tails glass.

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Design by Flory Wilkins

 

 

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