Ah the joys of spring when thoughts of planting gardens and watching the rebirth of new leaves on trees, birds migrating north and green lawns. Now is the time to fill your gardens and flower beds with our stained glass garden stakes. We have 2 different sizes of butterflies, along with wonderful lady bugs, frogs and dragonflies for your enjoyment.
Adaptations of designs to garden stakes by Bob & Flory Wilkins
The glory of springtime when one drives our Alberta country side and the joy of seeing a mare with a new born foal. We made this suncatcher many years ago for year round enjoyment.
Designed by Nancy Pimental – Great Woods Glass Art, Norton, MA
This is a free pattern design available from Spectrum Glass Company
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.
Stained Glass Panel Design by Paned Expressions Studio
From an Intarsia Wood design supplied by our client
This hummingbird measures approximately 7 inches wide by 6 inches high. We used Spectrum glass, the wings were a grey iridescent and the hummer was a gift for a lady who lives in Red Deer Alberta.
Original design by Jenova Moseley & Geneva Perkins modified by Flory Wilkins
Sometime ago we obtained some old Spectrum Iridescent glass that was in an old lamp that could not be fixed. In return we made this butterfly which measures approximately 7 inches wide by 9 inches high. The initial design was titled Butterfly Blues however the lady from Red Deer who gave us the green iridescent glass wished for a butterfly using some of that glass and this is what we made for her. In addition to the green glass being iridescent so are those yellowish oval pieces.
The design was obtained from Suzanne Cooper and Donna Schulze who we met in 1999 in Apache Junction Arizona. Donna was a wonderful person who along with her daughter ran a stained glass studio, where we initially purchased glass and supplies, unfortunately a few years later we learned of the passing of Donna Schulze.
Design by Suzanne Cooper & Donna Schulze