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Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Butterfly Window Panel

How many times have you gone to the store and saw something you liked, and say to yourself, "I can make that."?  So you go home without buying the item and never make it.  That has happened to me many times.  This past week, I saw a stained glass window panel hanging at a glass shop that I liked.  I liked it so much that I decided this time to make it.  I knew what glass I wanted to use for the butterflies, I cut that glass first.  Then I decided what size the panel would be and placed the butterflies where I wanted them.  I used brass rings to draw the circular lines on the panel which will give the panel movement. 

Little by little I am teaching my boys my craft.  So, I asked them to help me choose the background and boarder glass.  We talked about color, texture, transparency and movement of the glass. The picture on the right shows the glass we chose, cut and placed on the cartoon.  The next steps are grinding, foiling and soldering which will take a couple of days due to work, family and life.  I will post updated pictures as I go along.

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