Lady Art Deco Panel Restoration

A client from Calgary had this beautiful large lady came panel which had fallen and the sky glass was broken. In addition the soft came edging was coming apart and the whole panel needed to be restored along with new sky glass. The panel measured approximately 25 inches wide x 33 inches high.

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The 2nd photo shows the panel after being taken out of its wooden frame. When the panel fell both sky blue pieces were broken however other than a small crack in one of the darker greens the rest of the glass survived the fall.

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The original artist had used soft lead came for the outer frame and in addition a lot of the came cement had been left on the glass as shown below. When the panel fell it jarred loose many of the old came joints.

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We then numbered each piece of glass, photographed the panel in detail, then took the panel all apart, cleaning each piece as we went along in the restoring, rebuilding process, starting at the bottom of the panel.

We had a beautiful piece of Bullseye, Clear, Egyptian Blue Opal #002064-0030 which we used for the sky and it enhanced the overall beauty of the panel. With the cracked piece of the dark green horizon glass we just added in another came joint as we did not want to replace that glass.

We decided that as this was such a large panel we upgraded the came used to RH – 12 and also put a 3/8 inch zinc outside came for added strength. After soldering the joints we cleaned off the flux using Kwik Clean and compressed air to ensure all liquid was removed from between the glass and new came.

We had an opportunity to obtain a new Stained Glass Putty by Glass Pro, which we found to be excellent to work with. Once the panel was cleaned with whiting, we scrubed all of the lead came with  #0000 steel wool and then apply black patina. After which we use Kwik Clean again to clean the panel again before applying a coat of Clarity Stained Glass Finishing Compound.

Once the polish is dry we then use several soft cloths along with tooth brushes to ensure a bright clean finish.

Here is the finished reconstruction, remounted in the heavy wooden frame. In due course our client in Calgary will be sending us a photo of the panel once she decides where to hang it in her home.

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Designer Unknown

 

 

 

Alberta Mountain Circle 2010

In 2010 we made this Alberta Mountain Circle panel. In the mountain we used Spectrum’s  6009-8CC Thunderhead Pearl Opal  and Uroboros U-11-86 Blue/Green/Foam with Fracture Streamers. The foothills were made from Uroboros U65-145 LT. Brown, Emerald Green – Mystic – Green with streaks of Amber & White Opal.

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Design by Flory & Bob Wilkins

Abstract Panel Wedding Present 2016

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.

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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.

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The next picture shows the start of the panel construction.

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The next photo shows the panel nearing the end of construction.

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The final photo of the completed panel.

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Spectrum Glass Pattern of the Month

Geometric Abstract from the book “Americana Past and Presents”

Suzan Vrba-Stacy

Cat in Glass – Shiner October 2015

A stained glass panel for the memory of Shiner a long time favourite cat of Tena one of our daughters who lives in Central Alberta.

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This panel measures approximately 12 inches wide by 7 inches high.

Shiner was designed from the following photograph by our good friend Vicki Stevens who is wonderful at putting pets into stained glass.

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Design by Vicki Stevens with some modifications by Flory Wilkins

 

 

3D Hummingbird Circle Panel

Many years ago before we had a digital camera we made this 3D Hummingbird Hibiscus Flower panel for a neighbour. The panel measures 12 inches in diameter, with the circle background being Spectrum’s Iridescent Waterglass. The 2nd layer is the Hibiscus flowers and the 3rd layer the hummingbird and the flower stamens. The panel hangs in a transom window over Cindy’s front door facing west, and has provided years of enjoyment for her family and visitors alike.

StainedGlass3DHummingbirdHibiscusPanelDesign by Stephanie Green

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