United Grain Growers Elevator Kinuso Alberta

A client in Slave Lake Alberta requested that we make one of our United Grain Growers Elevator with the town name of Kinuso on it. Kinuso is located west of Slave Lake and just south of Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta.

Our grain elevators measure approximately 4.5 inches wide by 6 inches high. We box them complete with a care letter and a suction cup for hanging.

We also make Alberta Wheat Pool, Saskatchewan Pool and Pioneer Elevators with name locations to suit our clients requests.

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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

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017

Once again that wonderful time of the year when families gather around their Christmas Trees. Over the years we have made many wonderful tree ornaments and here are few pictures of some that we have made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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