Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Seeking Shelter - large mosaic stained glass window

This window is 24 inches wide and 36 inches tall.  The rabbits in the lower left corner were supposed to be Texas jack rabbits but for some reason just came out looking like cute little bunnies.

Here is a detail photo of the bunnies!  You can also see the use of brass findings in the border of the piece.

Twice the Beauty - multiple layer mosaic stained glass window

Another 24 x 24 multilayer beaded tree.

Hummer Portrait - glass on glass mosaic stained glass window

This small window has a very detailed border made with small vitreous glass tiles, mother of pearl rectangles, multiple colors and shapes of vintage rhinetones, and multiple sizes and colors of beads.
Below is a detail photo of the piece.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Razzle Dazzle - glass on glass window with no grout

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.

Boot Bouquet - glass on glass mosaic window

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.