Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Polka Dots"

I haven't done vases in awhile - here is one that is whimsical. The polka dots are created using vintage glass jewels and beads. They "float" on a clear glass vase. It measures approx. 10" tall and the top is 5" square.

Texas Wildflower Commission

This is a new commission piece that features Texas Wildflowers. The outside dimensions are 31 1/2 inches by 39". Most of the floral details and the decorative framework around the floral areas were created with vintage glass and crystal jewels. The flowers are surrounded with cracked safety glass. Although it doesn't show much in these photos the additional cracks in the glass that do not accept grout remain very sparkly! The safety glass is at least twice as thick as the stained glass so the image has a lot of different dimensions to it. Also, because of the different levels it is quite a challenge to grout and had to be completed in five grouting sessions to make sure I had time to clean all the areas well.