Filed under Flowers, Gifts, Insects, Sun Catchers by windows on August 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm
One of our clients often closes her messages with a Buzzzzzz notation which prompted us to design a rod poppy with a bumble bee attached as a gift to her.
This is another design to our Garden collection of plant pokes.
Design by Flory & Bob Wilkins
Filed under Gifts, Panels, Sun Catchers by windows on April 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm
This Quilt Block panel gift measured 6 x 6 inches and has a 1/4 Zinc Frame. Before soldering the frame together we carefully drilled the holes for the key ring inserts. We then finished soldering the joints to the came, cleaned with Kwik Clean, applied black patina after scrubbing the solder with #0000 steel wool and finally applying Clarity stained glass polish.
The final process item is to insert the key rings and attach the chain, by using link chain it is easy to add or remove links for perfect hanging from a secure hook in any window.
Design by Marianne Warner in Spring 2006 Glass Patterns Quarterly
Filed under Christmas, Festive, Gifts, Sun Catchers by windows on January 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Long time local clients have us make suncatchers as Christmas gifts for their grandchildren. This year they wanted a smaller version of the Valentine in Glass ” I Love You” with the heart glass being their grandchildren’s birthstone colors.
We reduced the original design to measure approximately 4 inches wide x 5 inches high. By reducing the size Flory had to make some slight modifications of the original design.
In total we made 10 of these, which included the birthstone colors for the months of March, April, May, July, August and December. The picture below represents from left to right the months of March, July and August.
Design by Glassmagic, Snohomis, WA
Original Design modified by Flory Wilkins
Filed under Christmas, Festive, Gifts, Sun Catchers by windows on January 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm
For Christmas this year we made these 2 Infinity Star Christmas tree ornaments for our neighbors. In addition to the purple and mint green ones shown, we also made for another client 4 more using different blues. The clear glass used was Spectrum’s # 100 GGIR – Iridescent granite.
Design by Marianne Crivellaro as featured in Glass Patterns Quarterly Fall 2006
Filed under Gifts, Sun Catchers by windows on December 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm
We made these lambs for a Great Niece and Great Nephew in the spring of 2019. They measure approximately 5 inches wide by 6 inches high. For the niece we attached a small pink flower and for the nephew a small blue heart.
Once completed we applied black Novacan patina to the solderlines and after cleaning with Kwik Clean we then polished with Clarity Polish. The very strong hanging silver chain was soldered into the back solder lines before starting to finish them.
The next 2 pictures show close ups of each one.
Original Design by Donna Schulze from her book titled “Sunshines”