For Christmas 2013 we purchased these bird houses from The Wild Bird Store in Calgary. After staining the outside of each we fabricated and attached a small stained glass design of a Blue Bird/Tree Swallow, along with a name plate so both boys would be able to keep track of their bird houses and new residents. Recently they and their dad put up these bird houses and more pictures can be found on their mom’s picture blog at the following link.
The next picture is of Ryley’s bird house.
Stained Glass birds designed by Flory Wilkins
Bird Houses available at The Wild Bird Store Calgary Alberta
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These Red Breasted Nuthatches measure approximately 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches. We used Spectrum’s Black/White/Clear, along with their Thunderhead glass, and a reddish orange for the body. These were just shipped to The Wild Bird Store in Calgary and are available from them. Nuthatches can be found across Canada in our spring, summer to fall months.
Adaptation of a design by an unknown designer by Bob Wilkins
Wrens are very neat little birds, the House and Winter Wrens can be seen in Alberta. Our stained glass Wren measures approximately 4 inches x 4.5 inches. We used Spectrum’s Pearl Opal Hawkwings with amber yellows for the belly and beak. These Wrens will soon be available at The Wild Bird Store located in Calgary. Their website is www.wildbirdstore.ca check out this wonderful store. You can also access The Wild Bird Store via our website in our Partners section which can be found on the top left of our website under Home.
Adaptation of design by Alison Ellis by Flory Wilkins
In the spring of 2011 we made this Loon panel which was commissioned as a gift by the Order of Eastern Star. The panel measures 16 inches wide by 9.5 inches high. The body of the Loon was made from one piece of Spectrum’s Black/White/Clear Baroque. For the hills we used a Uroboros Herringbone and the lighter blue in the water was Spectrum’s Sky/Blue wispy and the darker water glass was a Kokomo.
Design by Brian McMillan and Lucinda Doran
These whimsical small very colorful hummingbirds are always a great inexpensive gift idea. We just sent a lot of these to The Wild Bird Store in Calgary.