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.

TearDropHeart

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.

SimpleCandleHolder

Design by Flory Wilkins

Candle Holder Set

Some 10 years ago we made this beveled candle holder set using mirrored glass for the bases wrapped in lead came, 1 inch bevels of various length’s and Spectrum’s green hammered glass. As they were somewhat tricky to put together, black electrical tape helped hold the various pieces in place. Then with spot soldering we secured their positions as well as to each base. Then carefully finished soldering the outside and inside seams, ¬†When working with mirrored glass one needs to put clear nail polish on the reverse side along the edges to be ground, as by doing so prevents the mirror coating from chipping off during grinding. They take time to solder, clean and polish but well worth the effort for this beautiful stained glass candle set.

StainedGlassBeveledCandleHolderSet

Designed by George Shannon & Pat Torlen

A Festive Bevy of Geometric’s

We have these awesome clients who ask us to make unique stained glass items for their many adult grandchildren each year. For Christmas 2013 we made this bevy of multicolored geometric’s, each one has a clear jewel centre. They measure approximately 5 inches x 5 inches. When soldering we put a penny under the jewel which raises it higher in the geometric and shows it’s beauty to a much higher degree.

Designed by Marianne Crivellaro

Christmas Ornaments 2013

Every year we make our neighbours young daughters a Christmas Tree Ornament that they continue to value and cherish. This year we made these which included 3 small red glass nuggets glued to each with E6000 clear cement.

 

Design by Alee Soderman-Zurcher & James Zurcher

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