Earlier this year we were asked if we could make 2 small circle suncatchers that represented Alberta. The one on the left depicted Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the foothills and Alberta’s Provincial Flower the Alberta Rose.
The other one on the right depicted Alberta’s farming lands, our rolling hills along with an Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator, unfortunately few of these prairie sentinels remain on our landscape.
Both circles measured approximately 6 inches in diameter and were surrounded with a decorative brass edging. After soldering both had black patina applied, cleaned and then polished.
These were taken to England as gifts by our client, and we were told that they were very well received and appreciated.
Designs by Flory Wilkins
In June 2017 this Eagle circle panel was given as a gift for The Most Worthy Grand Patron of The Order of Eastern Star at its Grand Chapter 2017 meeting in Calgary, Alberta. The circle is approximately 8 inches in diameter and ended up going to Pennsylvania USA.
Adaption by Flory Wilkins of orginal design by Paned Expressions Studio
From an Intarsia Wood design from one of our clients
These 4 Horseshoes were purchased by a client to be given away as gifts. Each one measures approximately 6 inches wide x 7 inches high. We used a combination of Spectrum and Armstrong glass along with attaching a fine silver chain which was soldered into the back seams. The eyes on each are made from black backed foil and raised solder. Black backed copper foil is used, along with JAX Pewter Black Patina and Clarica Polish. We use Kwik Clean to clean each between soldering and after the patina is applied. Once the polish dries we use a soft cloth along with toothbrushes to bring them to a very clean polished sheen.
The next 4 photos shows each horseshoe individually.
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
We recently redesigned our Garden Dragonfly by raising the wings rather than leaving them flat. The rods we use for these garden pieces are approximately 18 inches in length. The Dragonfly measures about 4 inches high x 6 inches wide. We have many varieties of glass for their wings including iridescents.
The following picture shows are large Garden Butterflies, Lady Bug and on a shorter rod the Garden Frog. We do make the butterflies in a smaller size and a larger size for the frog.
Designs by Flory & Bob Wilkins