This stained glass custom design is based on a photo taken of Lake Louise, a beautiful destination in our BC Rocky Mountains (if you’ve never been to stunning mountains, I highly recommend the trip)!
My friends Damara and Goetz requested this window as a gift for their parents in Germany, as a unique way for them to remember their trip to Canada last year. Did you catch that? My creation is going all the way to Germany! Wow!
I had such a fun time designing this window, especially my favourite part, the little red kayak on the lake. This kayak is created with reflective mirror-like red glass so that it really sparkles in the light. Thanks, Damara, for specifically asking for the red kayak! It’s the best!
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This creation is inspired by Jell-O. Seriously! Well, the colours are. It is bright, fun, youthful, and silly; just like serving up a bowlful of wiggly Jello. This window also earns the prize for most pieces of glass in a window of mine to date, somewhere around 150, I think. And I just realized, it wins the prize for the most curves as well. So if you think you might be looking for a really fun stained glass window, this one is looking for a home that loves Jello.
I’ve been getting a few custom design requests by people who want to give a friend or sibling a stained glass birthday gift. Here is my latest, designed for a sister who is symbolized by the butterfly nurturing and watching over her three children, two girls and a boy (also symbolized by the lilies). She loves lilies and soft pretty colours, so we chose the soft pinks and creamy green for her suncatcher. It is a lovely gift and I am sure she will be thrilled.
Earlier in the month I posted some of my sketches and asked which was your favourite and the general response was in favour of the bird sketch. This was very interesting because I drew these sketches for my friend Cheryl who loved the bird drawing as well.
Here’s the final window:
I think this window is perfect for Cheryl. She is a genuinely fun, courageous, and beautiful person. She has four huge windows as a focal point in her living area and is looking to add more curves and femininity to her decor with a stained glass window, using a touch of blue that is accented throughout her house. Thanks for letting make this window for you, Cheryl! I had so much fun.
I’m very pleased with a few particular aspects of the finished window. I managed to cut the clear background glass in such a way that the swirls in it are continuous giving a smoothly flowing feeling. The moon in the window is mirror, so that the colours and feeling of her home will be reflected in the window. In addition to all this, it was my first time using the lead came technique, which is the dark border around the outside of the window. That turned out beautifully, creating a clean solid line for the window.
Thought I’d try something a little more fun and silly today. I’ve been thinking about cute little blue birds from a couple other projects, so I decided to carry the theme on to a little window hanging. And what could be wrong with bright red hearts? Oh, and this is the yellow glass that was oh so popular in my lotus candle holders.
So Trevor’s art is now part of our household stained glass collection. He likes to think of it as an optical illusion. I like to think of it as modern art. I also like to think of it as sheer brilliance.
And I will tell you one thing: He LOVES it and so do I!
I’ve got a funny feeling there is going to be a market for this new idea inspired by Trevor. People can send me a drawing done by their child, I’ll turn it into a stained glass window hanging, and memories of childhood, creativity, youth and unrestrained fun can be cherished for years and years into the future. What could be better?
Oh, and I had so much fun, too!
I’ve got the spring fever! I’m ready for brighter colours and cheerful flowers. This stained glass sun catcher satisfies both criterion and does it well, if I might add. I just hung it in the kitchen window and it’s going to inspire me to get into the garden!
I was excited to begin a stained glass lamp shade during my Christmas holidays, however buying the perfect glass proved to be futile with the glass store closed for the week. I decided to design a new window ornament using glass from my random supply, when a light bulb went off in my head. My fabulous new idea was to celebrate my geeky side by making famous optical illusions out of glass. It’s ingenious! The perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for intellectual friend, or in my case, husband. As it turned out, he LOVED my Escher’s waterfall, where the water seems to be going up as well as coming down. More to come soon…