Thursday, December 06, 2012
A client ordered a commission window of an angel. I was apprehensive about attempting this since I have never depicted a human figure in my work. As it turns out, I am happy with the results and am looking forward to trying more of this type of piece in the future.
This detail photo shows the use of many different types of glass beads and rhinestones.
This commission window was a definate challenge because it is such a departure from the usual Texas subject matter that I usually do. It was made as a Christmas gift for a couple's home in Mexico. It was a lot of fun to do something so different!
The middle window has a continuation of the wildflowers and features a Painted Bunting and a hummingbird.
The right window continues the wildflower field and contains a Robin.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
This window depicts a pair of cardinals - I used a little artistic license to make the female more colorful than normal. The leaves on the tree are enhanced with the placement of green glass vintage rhinestones. In this detail photo you can see the use of small seed beads to outline and enhance the birds.
Multilayer Glass on Glass Mosiac window. The tree trunk and branches are on the second layer which is recessed about one half inch behind the front layer. The foliage is created with piles of beach glass with seed beads applied. There are other groups of leaves created the same way and applied to the front layer which also contains the border.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Here is a detail photo of the bunnies! You can also see the use of brass findings in the border of the piece.
Friday, March 02, 2012
This window was completed several months ago but I never put photos on this site. It is unusual because it was not grouted. All of the glass, beads, and rhinestones are adhered with adhesive and no grout was used. It is very bright and sparkly - although that doesn't show in this photo. the background is completely clear so the grey you see is actually the cement driveway that I set it on to shoot the photos.
Here is a detail so you can see more of the construction of the piece.
Here is a new boot window that will be shown at Artisans in Fredericksburg. It has two layers. The border, boot, and a few of the flowers and leaves are on the front layer. The second layer is recessed about an inch behind the front and contains most of the flowers. This piece measures 24 inches by 24 inches.
The detail photo below is just the flowers and hopefully shows more of the dimension - you are able to see where the front pieces of glass overlap the ones on the second layer. Also this shows the use of beads for the sunflower centers.
Friday, February 03, 2012
More photos will follow soon!