This flying Bald Eagle panel measures 20 inches in diameter. A local friend asked us to make this for her husband for a December Birthday/Christmas 2020 gift.
We used Spectrum Sly Blue/White Wispy for the sky and Spectrum/Oceanside Clear/White “Pearl White” for the clouds. In the Eagle we used a combination of OGT Brown on Gold Streaky Granite and Spectrum Dark Amber & White Translucent and for the white feathers, Spectrum Clear/White Feather White, along with some Black Waterglass and a solid Spectrum Yellow for the beak. The frame was a 3/4 inch zinc came made round with our came bender.
The are 195 pieces of stained glass in this panel and it took us about 2 months to complete.
Design by Christie Wood from ” The Glass Menagerie”
Pattern disk sold by Dragonfly Software for Glasseye 2000
The Wild Bird Store in Calgary asked if we could make Nite Lights for them. They wanted handmade in Alberta Stained Glass items. We converted our Chickadee and Alberta Rose design for one and came up with another Chickadee design for the 2nd one.
These Nite Lights measure approximately 4 inches wide x 3 inches high and they are attached to an Ivory Base night light fixture with a white light bulb.
These Nite Lights can be bought at the Wild Bird Store in Calgary – located at 5901 – 3 Street SE., Calgary, Alberta. The link to their website is https://www.wildbirdstore.ca/
Modified for a Nite Light from an Original Design by Casey Koller
By Bob & Flory Wilkins
Modified for a Nite Light from an Original Design
by Brian McMillan & Lucinda Doran – Birds of North of America Volume 1
by Flory & Bob Wilkins
One of our clients often closes her messages with a Buzzzzzz notation which prompted us to design a rod poppy with a bumble bee attached as a gift to her.
This is another design to our Garden collection of plant pokes.
Design by Flory & Bob Wilkins
We were asked by our granddaughter Poppy if we could make a Garden Poppy with a Butterfly for her teacher. From her suggestion we came up this design of a Poppy flower, with a small Butterfly attached.
With a rod attached this is another enhancement to our Garden collection of rod Butterflies, Dragonflies, Frogs and Ladybugs.
Design by Flory & Bob Wilkins
As a gift we made this open Hummingbird Panel, complete with some Gemstones. The panel measured approximately 7.5 inches wide by 8 inches high. The recipient loved Hummingbirds and Gemstones. The Gemstones were attached with E6000 glue.
A helpful hint for anyone wanting to make a panel like this is to pre cut, fit and form the wire. We used some light welding rod and 18 gauge tinned wire. Before attaching the rod and wire we beaded the edges. The welding rod was tinned prior to installing so as not to incur a lot of heat on the glass parts and with the beaded edges attaching was fairly easy as we held the various pieces with needle nose pliers to ensure that they fit half way between the glass edges.
Designer Unknown Gemstone Idea by Flory Wilkins