Alberta Welcome – Red Deer Alberta – The Gaetz Memorial United Church

In the late fall of 2014, we were asked to see what we could do for a large church window for “The Gaetz Memorial United Church” in downtown Red Deer Alberta. The church recently installed new main entrance doors, with 2 large windows above these doors. The church committee provided us with sketch design concept. […]

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Island Lake

Island Lake in glorious sunshine. We used a lot of very interesting wonderful art glass from Spectrum, Bullseye, Uroboros, Wissmach and Kokomo to complete this panel which measures with the 1/2 zinc frame 26.5 inches wide by 18. 5/8 inches high. If you scroll down to the bottom of this posting you will see the […]

Great Blue Heron Panel

  The Blue Heron Panel measures 28 in by 18 in, this photo taken in full sun.  What always fascinates us about stained glass is how it changes with the light from sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy days along with time of the year and the ever changing seasons.   Design by Mark Waterbury The Blue […]

Noah’s Ark – Rimbey Alberta United Church 2011

In the fall of 2010 we were asked to see what we could do for a large stained glass church window for The United Church in Rimbey Alberta. We provided some conceptual ideas which the Church committee, tentatively agreed upon. We then enlisted the stained glass design experts at Paned Expressions Studios Inc. in Edgewood […]

Beveled Harvest Wheat Panel

This is a beveled panel using GST colored wheat bevels. The panel measures approximately 23 inches by 33 inches. This panel is going to be mounted in a light box in a new kitchen renovation for a home in Central Alberta.   We finished this panel and it was picked up by our clients on […]

The Blending of Two Cultures

We were commissioned to make the panel as a wedding present. Our clients brother who is Irish married a lady from Egypt. We put a beveled Irish Claddagh in the center of the panel, with 2 Egyptian Ankh’s, with the pyramids behind then tied everything together with Irish Celtic knots. We used Emerald Isle English […]

Restored Tiffany Style Lamp

This Tiffany Style Lamp was damaged during home renovations. We replaced the broken pieces, cleaned and repolished the lamp. It was well made in Ontario some 40 years ago and is an heirloom family piece and our client was most thankful that we could fix and restore it to it’s original beauty.

Beware of the Cat!

When we saw this tiger design in the Winter 2000 Edition of Glass Patterns Quarterly we knew that we had to make it. This was the first large panel we made and the panel measures 20 x 28 inches. We used a darker background which makes this Bengal Tiger appear more menacing. No matter how […]

Historic Markerville Church Windows

In 2006 Markerville’s Lutheran Church was pounded by a devastating hail storm. Laurie Chilibeck of Sylvan Lake wanted to help and together with us, transformed broken stained glass into two stained glass inserts for the church’s foyer. These beautiful creations were dedicated during the 100th anniversary of the church on June 16, 2007. This Historic […]

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Garden Small Butterflies June 2014

These are the same as the larger garden butterflies but measure approximately 2 x 3 inches. They also are attached to a 2 ft metal rod. The antenna are made from 1 piece of tinned wire, with the tips bent to hold a dab of solder, then the middle of the wire is bent together […]

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Alphabet Floral Letter “C”

The Calla Lily flower was used for this alphabet letter piece. We used glue chip glass for the background, with pastel colors for the flower and leaves. As with all of these alphabet floral letters they were made some 8 – 10 years ago before we had a digital camera. Most of these alphabet flora […]

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Candle Holder Set

Some 10 years ago we made this beveled candle holder set using mirrored glass for the bases wrapped in lead came, 1 inch bevels of various length’s and Spectrum’s green hammered glass. As they were somewhat tricky to put together, black electrical tape helped hold the various pieces in place. Then with spot soldering we […]

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Garden Lady Bugs June 2014

Everyone likes Lady Bugs and here we have attached them to a 2 ft metal rod for display in your flower beds or garden. These Lady Bugs measure approximately 2.5 x 3 inches. We use #22 gauged tinned wire for their legs, and once finished with black patina, cleaned with Kwik Clean and polished with […]

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Alphabet Floral Letter “B”

Many years ago before we had a digital camera we made some of these Alphabet Letters including the letter “B”. All of flowers used had names of each of the letters in the alphabet and with the letter “B” the respective flower is the Bird of Paradise. With the surrounding glass this letter “B” measured […]

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This beautifully made Shamrock is even more meaningful to me as I have an Irish maiden name.

Betty Hessel
Photographer and Portrait Painter of People and Pets - Calgary, Alberta