We were looking through our 1,000’s of older photos and came across this pair of Canada Geese in a circle pattern. Unfortunately this is the only photograph of the piece that we have. If memory serves us correctly the diameter of the piece was approximately 10 – 12 inches. With the return of spring, lots of Canada Geese make Alberta their home to raise their families in our lakes and sloughs.
Our Central Alberta clients who originally commissioned these right & left facing eagles, intended on hanging them in their West Country retreat towards the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.
However for now decided to hang them on their living room wall facing each other.
These eagles measured 20 x 20 inches and were designed in stained glass by Paned Expression Studios of Edgewood Maryland USA from an intarsia pattern designed by our clients.
One normally sees stained glass hanging windows, however our clients decided to hang them on their cedar lined living room walls which created a stunning effect.
The first photo is of the left facing eagle, followed by the right facing eagle and the last photo showing them both in our client’s living room.
Stained Glass Panel designed by Paned Expressions Studio
From an Intarsia Wood design supplied by our client
While we shiver through very cold weather here in Alberta, springtime is not that far away. What better way to brighten these cold dark snowy days with thoughts of having large or small Garden Butterflies accent your garden, or those of friends and relatives. Whether they be gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings or to just tell someone they are loved, these are sure to brighten everybody’s lives.
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The first photo is of our large Garden Rod Butterflies and we have a huge selection of different glass to make these one of kind special gifts. We use Youghiogheny, Uroboros, Bullseye, Wissmach, Kokomo, Armstrong and Spectrum Art Glass with colors of your choice.
The following picture shows the smaller Garden Butterflies, the length of the rods can be made to suit one’s use, whether for outdoors in flower beds or indoors in flowering pots.
Along with the Garden Butterflies we also have those wonderful LadyBugs that all kids enjoy.
The last picture displays a group of Dragonflies, Small & Large Butterflies and Lady Bugs.
Designs by Flory & Bob Wilkins
Quite a few years ago we made these Whimsical Owls. The first one measured approximately 7.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches high. The second and third ones approximately 6 inches high x 3.5 inches wide.
Designs by Connie Eaton
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.
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.
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.
The following photo shows the panel completed and ready for soldering. We use 60/40 solder for the majority of our work.
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.
Design by Flory Wilkins