While we shiver through very cold weather here in Alberta, springtime is not that far away. What better way to brighten these cold dark snowy days with thoughts of having large or small Garden Butterflies accent your garden, or those of friends and relatives. Whether they be gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings or to just tell someone they are loved, these are sure to brighten everybody’s lives.
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The first photo is of our large Garden Rod Butterflies and we have a huge selection of different glass to make these one of kind special gifts. We use Youghiogheny, Uroboros, Bullseye, Wissmach, Kokomo, Armstrong and Spectrum Art Glass with colors of your choice.
The following picture shows the smaller Garden Butterflies, the length of the rods can be made to suit one’s use, whether for outdoors in flower beds or indoors in flowering pots.
Along with the Garden Butterflies we also have those wonderful LadyBugs that all kids enjoy.
The last picture displays a group of Dragonflies, Small & Large Butterflies and Lady Bugs.
Designs by Flory & Bob Wilkins
In June of this year we made this for clients in Central Alberta who were giving this panel as a wedding present. The panel measures approximately 17 inches high x 31 inches wide.
Our clients found the design on the internet and lucky for them we were able to obtain the Spectrum Glass that they wanted.
We used Spectrum’s Clear White Baroque, Pearl Opals Congo & Hawkwings, Clear Crystal Ice, Brown/Gold and 1 x 1 inch bevels.
The first picture shows the completed panel before the zinc frame was attached.
The following photo was sent to us from the Bride & Groom showing their Abstract Wedding Gift Panel hanging in their new home. They were very impressed and thankful for the panel gift that will last a life time.
The next picture shows the start of the panel construction.
The next photo shows the panel nearing the end of construction.
The final photo of the completed panel.
Spectrum Glass Pattern of the Month
Geometric Abstract from the book “Americana Past and Presents”
The Gladiola flower is represented in the alphabet letter “G”. We believe that we made this suncatcher letter about 10 – 12 years ago. As Gladiolas’s come in many colors one can choose different flower and letter colors to suit the tastes and decor of whom they plan on giving one to or for their own home.
Design by Rachel Cecere
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
The Daffodil flower is very pretty for the Alphabet Floral Letter “D”. In this instance we did not make a surrounding border and this piece measures approximately 6 x 6 inches. As with any of these Alphabet Letters one has to use the flower colors but one can then pick and choose the glass color and textures for the individual letters.
This alphabet floral letter D shown was surrounded by Glue Chip frosted glass, and this piece measures approximately 9.5 inches high x 8 inches wide, the silver hanging chain was soldered in to the seams.
Design by Rachel Cecere