The Red Deer Hospital Foundations Festival of Trees, has been using this wonderful white branched, white lighted tree for this year and many past years to display our stained glass. Enjoy and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Once again we will have many stained glass items in the Gift Store at this year’s Red Deer Regional Health Foundations Festival of Trees. The event is held at Westerner Park in Red Deer Alberta, and the hours are Friday November 28th and Saturday November 29th from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm and on Sunday November 30 from 10.00 to 4.00 pm.
This is our 11th year of supporting the Health Foundations Fund Raising activities and we encourage folks to attend to see the incredible displays and to support the Foundation.
We have many different Christmas tree ornaments, angels, shamrocks, icicles, hummingbirds, crosses, beveled snowflakes, butterflies and many other intriguing items to bring Christmas joy to your home this holiday season.
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.
We believe the original design was by Chris Rich
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.
Design by Flory Wilkins
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.
Designed by George Shannon & Pat Torlen