With winter just around the corner this group of Garden Butterflies, Lady Bugs and Dragonflies have been gathered from their many garden places and are about to be packaged up and put away till next spring. It is a pretty sight to see them all together in a large pot before heading into winter’s storage.
Designs by Flory & Bob Wilkins
A few weeks ago we were asked to provide a client with a yellow rose for a gift. This is what we came up with using Spectrum Glass and it measured approximately 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.
Adaption of an Original design by Marianne Crivellaro by Flory Wilkins
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
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.
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,
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