Filed under Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas, Gifts, Valentines Day, Wedding Gifts by windows on July 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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 secured their positions as well as to each base. Then carefully finished soldering the outside and inside seams, When working with mirrored glass one needs to put clear nail polish on the reverse side along the edges to be ground, as by doing so prevents the mirror coating from chipping off during grinding. They take time to solder, clean and polish but well worth the effort for this beautiful stained glass candle set.
Designed by George Shannon & Pat Torlen
Filed under Festive, Gifts, Insects, Sun Catchers, Wildlife by windows on July 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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 Clarity Stained Glass Polish, we then paint the black spots on using black nail polish. As with our Garden Butterflies these also gently rock in the wind and withstand very well our Central Alberta summer weather conditions.
Designed by Bob & Flory Wilkins
Filed under Anniversary, Festive, Flowers, Gifts, Sun Catchers, Wedding Gifts by windows on June 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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 approximately 7.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches high. If memory serves us correctly this one was obtained by our client to be given away as a 50th wedding anniversary gift.
Design by Rachel Cecere
Filed under Butterflies, Festive, Gifts, Sun Catchers, Wildlife by windows on June 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
We just made a collection of these large Garden Butterflies. They are approximately 4 x 4 inches in size and are attached to a 2 ft metal rod. As the metal rod provides give in the wind they stand up very well in Alberta’s summer weather conditions and add a wonderful stained glass touch to your flower and garden beds.
Designed by Bob & Flory Wilkins
Filed under Birds, Canadiana, Festive, Gifts, Sun Catchers, Wildlife by windows on May 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm
For our oldest granddaughter Poppy’s 1st Christmas we obtained this Wren/Nuthatch bird house from The Wild Bird Store in Calgary and attached the small stained glass poppy. Poppy’s mom and dad have a large treed back yard in Calgary with lots of many varieties of birds, bird feeders and bird houses. As of last report it appeared that chickadees were moving in/or just helping themselves to nesting material already deposited there. It will be interesting to see who gets to use it.
Stained Glass Poppy designed by Flory Wilkins
Wren/Nuthatch Bird House available at The Wild Bird Store Calgary, Alberta