Vanishing Prairie Sentinels

Grain Elevators are all but gone on the Canadian Prairies, those that remain are being preserved by local historical societies etc. We just made a series of these for a client that gives them away as gifts. The elevators measure approximately 5 inches wide x 7 inches high.

We were fortunate many years ago to obtain Alberta Wheat Pool Stickers. The glass used for the elevator was Spectrums # 823.72 Teal Green.

For the Pioneer Elevator the glass used was Spectrum # 379.1S Light Orange and White Wispy. We had the white letter specifically made for the Pioneer Elevator.

We had the United Grain Grower symbol made and the glass for the Elevator was Spectrum # 307 Clear White Feather White.

The lettering on the Saskatchewan Pool Elevator is white and the glass used was Spectrum # 359.1 Red & White Wispy.

Designer Unknown

Butterfly Trio Cluster 2017

Early this year we made this Butterfly Trio Cluster. The top red butterfly was made with Bullseye #1311 Crimson Red, for the bottom left we used a Bullseye # 3346-30 Cranberry Pink, Azure Blue, and for the one in the middle a heads & tails piece of Youghiogheny. This suncatcher measures approximately 6 inches wide by 8 inches high.

Designer Unknown

Rose Treble Clef

This was made as a gift for a friend who enjoys music. The combination Rose and Treble Clef measured approximately 4 inches wide x 7 inches high and contained 37 pieces of glass. We surrounded the oval with flexible U channel.

 Original Design by ILA Press adjusted by Flory Wilkins

Poppies & More Poppies

We were asked by the Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star to make a small boxed poppy to be given away as gifts at the Alberta Grand Chapter meeting in Calgary in early June 2017. They ended up going across Canada and the United States.

The poppies measured approximately 3 inches in diameter. We used Spectrums # 359.1 Red & White Wispy Glass for the petals and Spectrums # 1009 Black Cathedral and # 1009W Black Waterglass.

In total we made 75 of these Poppies.

Unfortunately we forgot to obtain a photograph of a completed one hanging in the sun. The photo shows 8 ground poppies ready for foiling, then soldering and cleaning after the various stages with Kwik Clean, they then had black patina applied along with Clarity Polish.

Design by Flory Wilkins

Black Lab – BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Fundraiser

For their 2nd Annual BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Trivia Night Fundraiser event which was held on April 29th, 2017 in Calgary, we made this Black Lab. We used Armstrong Glass # AG – 1825S an Opal Black/Streaky which allows light to filter through this glass (most black glass allow no light penetration).

The dog measures approximately 8 inches wide by 11 inches high.

Once again the fundraiser was very successful to raise funds for the development of dogs to help kids with autism, seeing eye dogs for the blind etc.  They are always looking for donations. One can also become a puppy sponsor by accessing their website.

For more information their website is www.bcandalbertaguidedog.com

Design by Tessa McOnie (Spectrum Glass Patterns)

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