Iris Panel Restoration December 2021

This restoration was done for a family whose mother’s name was Iris. They had obtained this beautiful Iris panel a number of years ago to honor her. Unfortunately the original stained glass artist had not made a secure enough frame and the panel eventually fell and was broken. The panel measured approximately 21.5 inches high by 23.5 inches wide.

After completing the restoration we surrounded the panel with 1/2 inch zinc came, complete with hanging rings and chain.

The next photo shows the broken panel. We overlaid the broken panel with white freezer paper and then did a rub to obtain a pattern to work from for the restoration.

Original artist unknown

 

“Hare House” Panel 2021

Our clients had recently purchased a 100+ year old home in Red Deer. The previous owner advised them that this home was called the “Hare House” and they left behind this old painting on a piece of wood titled “Hare House”

Our clients wanted this painting of the “Hare House” turned into a stained glass panel. The painting measured approximately 18 inches wide x 23 inches high.

Once again we enlisted the stained glass design skills of Martha Hanson at Paned Expressions Studios in Edgewood Maryland USA to design the stained glass panel from the “Hare House” painting.

We had an old piece of Bullseye #2105 for the evening sky and were able to match it across the panel. For the moon and border we located a quite old piece of Armstrong Glass. The upper leaves were made from Bullseye # 3212-30. The purple flowers on the left were from an old piece of Bullseye.

The hare was made from Oceanside/Spectrum Hawkwings and Youghiogheny 1313HS. The picket fence was constructed using English Muffle #4925 and the lettering from Black Waterglass.

The following photo is the painting, that was done many years ago by an unknown artist.

The next photo shows the pattern laid out with the border being made.

The next photo shows the panel already for soldering, after which we cleaned with Kwik Clean, used steel wool # 0000 to clean the solder lines and then applied Jax Black Pewter patina, cleaned again with Kwik Clean. Then the 1/2 inch zinc border came was attached with all panel joints soldered to the frame on both the front and back of the panel. Finally Clarity fine stained glass polish was applied to finish the panel.

The next photo is a close up of the Hare, although they don’t show up very well in a photo, for the 2 dots in the Hare’s eyes we used a white nail polish.

The last photo shows the bottom pieces being fitted and foiled.

Design by Paned Expressions Studios from a painting by an unknown artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circle Dragonfly 2021

Earlier this fall our client wanted to give away a Dragonfly suncatcher to a customer.

This circle dragonfly is approximately 8 inches in diameter

For the wings we used a one of a kind blue Uroboros sheet of glass. In addition to the Glue Chip background we attached 3 red nuggets as requested by our client.

We edged it with a brass border came and attached a fine silver chain which completed this suncatcher.

A free Spectrum pattern “Dragonfly” by Mary Stein from the book Beginner’s Luck”

modified by Flory Wilkins

Sloth with a Poppy 2021

This Sloth measures approximately 6 inches wide x 5.5 inches high. We attached a poppy flower to it as our granddaughter Poppy wanted to give it to her teacher, who was retiring from teaching last June and who loved Sloths.

Designed by Flory Wilkins from stained glass internet like art

Butterfly Cluster 2021

For a gift we made this butterfly cluster in 2021. It measures approximately 5 inches wide by 7 inches high. We soldered a short piece of fine silver chain into the piece for hanging from a suction cup.

This pattern was a 1997 Spectrum Glass Pattern of the Month titled “Spring Flutters By” The original design had 9 butterflies, however we made changes to the design for 5 butterflies.

Original pattern by Glas Design Hamburg Germany modified by Flory Wilkins

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