Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thinking about spring....this wildflower window is 24"x24" and features Indian Paintbrush, Bluebonnets, and Sunflowers. The border has some interesting iridized and glitter tiles. The flowers are created using stained glass and many different types of vintage rhinestones.
Photos of this window were taken outside and inside against a cream colored wall. The background is clear glass so the beautiful blue skies of Texas showed through. The foreground trees are made using all sizes of purple, black and topaz vintage rhinestones. The background trees are detailed with seed beads and backed with gold stained glass. The foreground contains stained glass, grouted pebbles, seed beads, turquois, and gold leaf. The border was created with Chicago art glass tiles, vitreous glass tiles, silver beads, vintage rhinestones, and turquois rhinestones. It measures approx. 20" wide and 28" tall with a rough cedar frame.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
These two pieces both measure 9 1/2" wide and 11 1/2" tall. They both have border made of glitter tiles and vitreous glass tiles and on both the sunflowers have been created in two layers with rhinestones, beads and glass enamel paint. The tablecloth details have been hand etched and backed with another layer of stained glass.
"Dragonfly" measures 7 inches square. It has painted leaves and a rhinestone flower on the top layer with a border made of metallic vitreous glass tiles and opal vintage rhinestones. The dragonfly is hand etched on the second layer of iridized glass and has been embellished with vintage rhinestones. The background is a layer of brown stained glass.
This piece has more of a contemporary feel and is 7 1/2" wide and 9" tall. The border contains some unique vintage rhinestones that have imbedded crystals in their centers. The balloons are vintage rhinestones and are on two different layers of glass. There is a third layer of pale blue glass behind the tablecloth. The tablecloth and the balloon strings are etched into the glass with silver paint details added.
Friday, January 02, 2009
This border is created (glass on glass) using vitreous glass tiles and vintage rhinestones. The piece measures approximately 11" by 14" and is designed to be displayed on an easel in varying lighting situations. The image area is multiple layers and is created with glass enamels, vintage rhinestones, stained glass, turquois nuggets, and a dichroic sun/moon.
Another sunflower piece - 12" tall and 15" wide. It has the glass on glass mosaic border and a multilayer glass image area. The two layers of sunflowers are separated by about 1/2". The flowers are created usinig glass enamels, stained glass, vintage rhinestones, and glass beads. This piece can be placed in a window or displayed on an easel in various lighting situations. (both front and backlit)
"Standing Tall" measures 12" wide and is 15" tall. It has a traditional glass on glass mosaic border and a multilayer central image area. The two layers of flowers are created with glass enamels, stained glass, vintage rhinestones, and glass beads. The two layers have about 1/2" between so two of the flowers are behind the other two. (The dimension doesn't show too well in the photo).