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
The Calla Lily flower was used for this alphabet letter piece. We used glue chip glass for the background, with pastel colors for the flower and leaves. As with all of these alphabet floral letters they were made some 8 – 10 years ago before we had a digital camera. Most of these alphabet flora letters were 50th wedding anniversary gifts.
Design by Rachel Cecere
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
Many years ago before we had a digital camera we made some of these Alphabet Letters including the letter “B”. All of flowers used had names of each of the letters in the alphabet and with the letter “B” the respective flower is the Bird of Paradise. With the surrounding glass this letter “B” measured approximately 7.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches high. If memory serves us correctly this one was obtained by our client to be given away as a 50th wedding anniversary gift.
Design by Rachel Cecere
After Shaw TV Red Deer showed on network TV the YouTube video of our studio, we were most fortunate to obtain a wedding present commission for an octagonal light house which was eventually shipped to the town of S. Freeport on the USA seaboard coast in the State of Maine. Now that the wedding is over, here is the construction story. In addition we overlaid glass on this panel. This 1st photo shows the beginning of construction of this panel which measures about 19 inches in size.
For the outer edge of the panel, we used bone white Wissmach (51LL) and the black was a very neat Uroboros Fibroid Textured U-70-56-90.
Construction continues in the next photo, with Spectrum Black Waterglass used in the lighthouse. In addition Spectrum Glass was used for the sky, yellow light rays, aqua water, roads, reds and some of the base. Wissmach 502D was also used for the land around the base of the light house. Uroboros U 65-145 for the green hills and Youghiogheny YO-5502SP for the sand dunes.
In this photo construction of the panel is nearing completion and close to being ready for soldering.
The following picture the panel has been soldered and cleaned ready for black patina to be applied after taking steel wool (#0000) to the solder lines.
Then a 1/2 inch zinc came edging was attached and joined to all of the panels solder joints, with more cleaning and patina applied. For the light house light we used very fine wire soldered into the adjoining seams. Then the panel was polished and cleaned and once that was done to our satisfaction we then applied the numbers, lettering and small windows on the light house and side building. These were are cut from Spectrum’s black cathedral glass and bonded to the panel using E 6000 glue. The 2, 1 & 3 were all one piece of glass and the 0 was 2. The J’s were one piece of glass and the ampersand was 4 pieces. Having a Taurus 3 Ring Saw allows us to do this fine work and complete it on a Glastar All Star Grinder using 1/8 inch grinding head.
The panel was successfully packaged and shipped to Maine in time for the wedding. The panel will now hang in their home located in New York City, USA
Adaption of original design by Paned Expression Studios by Flory & Bob Wilkins