Hummingbird – Morning Glory Panel 2016

This hummingbird panel measures approximately 7.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high not including the outside zinc frame.

It was commissioned this fall by a local client who is sending it to Clare, Nova Scotia as a Christmas present for her mother in law who loves hummingbirds and morning glories.

The background glass is clear single glue chip. For the wing feathers we used an iridescent grey Spectrum Glass. For the leaves a beautiful green Uroboros and for the morning glories a cranberry white Bullseye, Youghiogheny Heads & Tails for the blues and a Kokomo for the purple one.

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Design by Flory Wilkins

After completing the design we frame the pattern with the Morton Layout block system. We use white ceiling tiles doubled together as our pin board. We draw out each piece using white freezer paper which can be found at Safeways. It works very well in that one can clearly see the pattern lines through the freezer paper for tracing purposes. We then glue the pattern to the piece of glass we want to use ensuring that we have the correct flow of that glass for it’s relative location in the pattern design. Each piece is then ground to fit, foiled and burnished then the next piece is traced and the process continued until the panel is finished.

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In the next picture we are using our Taurus 3 Ring Saw to cut the Uroboros glass used for the leaves. In this case as we had to reverse our pattern onto the glass as we wanted to use the textured surface on front of the panel.

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The following photo shows the panel completed and ready for soldering. We use 60/40 solder for the majority of our work.

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The last photo shows the reverse side after the other side has been soldered. You can see that using our methods of tracing and fitting each piece of stained glass, little solder seeps through.

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Design by Flory Wilkins

Penguins

We just found these suncatcher pictures of penguins that we made many years ago. The first one measured about 3 inches wide by 6 inches high. Enjoy

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Design by Carolyn Kyle

The following suncatcher is called “Goin Formal” and was a free Spectrum Glass Pattern¬†of the month in April 1998. They measured approximately 6 inches wide x 7 inches high.

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Design by Gerry Klein Sunshine Glass Omaha, NE

Just a Sip

When we first started to learn the art of stained glass we made this Just a Sip Hummingbird Panel back in 2000. The circular panel is approximately 10 inches in diameter, with an outer ring of clear glue chip glass. The blue background is a light blue Spectrum Artique #132A. We used a soft brass flexible U channel for the outside, with the channel and the solder lines all with black patina and polished using Clarity (Kemo-Pro) finishing polish. The design is one of the free design patterns offered by The Spectrum Glass Company.

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Design by Luanne Kane-Lead Lines S.G. Studio-Dunedin, FL

3D Hummingbird Circle Panel

Many years ago before we had a digital camera we made this 3D Hummingbird Hibiscus Flower panel for a neighbour. The panel measures 12 inches in diameter, with the circle background being Spectrum’s Iridescent Waterglass. The 2nd layer is the Hibiscus flowers and the 3rd layer the hummingbird and the flower stamens. The panel hangs in a transom window over Cindy’s front door facing west, and has provided years of enjoyment for her family and visitors alike.

StainedGlass3DHummingbirdHibiscusPanelDesign by Stephanie Green

Eagles “The Eagle has landed” – 2015

We have a client who is an awesome intarsia woodworker. He designed this eagle in wood and wanted to have it transformed into stained glass. In addition he and his wife wanted 2 of them each facing each other for their retreat in the West Country towards the Rocky Mountains in Central Alberta.

To facilitate this endeavour we enlisted the services of Paned Expressions Studios in Edgewood Maryland. Martha was quickly able to take the intarsia design pattern from our clients and add in the necessary lines to complete a 20 x 20 inch panel. Then using Glass Eye 2000 she reflected the design so as to have another identical design pattern.

This is the left side eagle and eventually we will display the remaining right side eagle with more pictures and details. Enjoy the first Eagle has landed.

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 Stained Glass Panel Design by Paned Expressions Studio

From an Intarsia Wood design supplied by our client

 

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