Bevel Suncatcher Repair 2014

Tena one of our daughters obtained this beveled suncatcher many years ago and unfortunately it fell and needed repair. Upon taking it all apart there were 2 bevels broken.

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We then rebuilt the suncatcher with the new bevels, fixed the bent wire, cleaned and polished. A good idea for someone building a new one, it is best to bead all of the bevel edges prior to assembly as it results in a much better looking finished piece. The picture below shows the completed and restored suncatcher,

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Designer Unknown

 

 

Tear Drop Heart

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.

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We believe the original design was by Chris Rich

Alphabet Floral Letter “D”

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.

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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.

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Design by Rachel Cecere

Alphabet Floral Letter “C”

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.

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Design by Rachel Cecere

Garden Lady Bugs June 2014

Everyone likes Lady Bugs and here we have attached them to a 2 ft metal rod for display in your flower beds or garden. These Lady Bugs measure approximately 2.5 x 3 inches. We use #22 gauged tinned wire for their legs, and once finished with black patina, cleaned with Kwik Clean and polished with Clarity Stained Glass Polish, we then paint the black spots on using black nail polish. As with our Garden Butterflies these also gently rock in the wind and withstand very well our Central Alberta summer weather conditions.

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Designed by Bob & Flory Wilkins

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