Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Transom Window - Grapes and Hummingbirds

Here is a new transom window that I just completed for friends.  I am going to give a sequence of steps that I used to put this window together. 
To start this commission I wanted to figure out how to make accurate grape leaves so I looked them up on the internet and made these drawings for reference.
I started by cutting several colors of green glass into leaf shapes.  I use tape to hold the leaves in place until I attach them to the base glass.

I identified a variety of flat backed rhinestones in different sizes and shades of purple to use for the grapes.

Next I cut curved stripsof brown stained glass to use for grapevines and beige straight strips to use for the lattice.
Tomorrow I will add additional photos and show how I completed this piece.

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