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Stained Glass Craft Fair – Number One!

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I had such a great time selling my stained glass designs at my first craft fair this past weekend!  I met lots of fabulous people (many of whom had great ideas and loads of compliments to share), sold some of my designs (I did a couple happy dances), learned some marketing strategies, and came away feeling tired, but energized and excited to continue on this amazing journey.  Fair Number Two next weekend – here I come!

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Things I Like – Stained Glass for Halloween

Happy Halloween!  I keep thinking about these fun stained glass ornaments made by Etsy Artist Alla Sharkova.  I love the unexpected angles and colour combinations.  Perfect for a spooky Halloween!

Haunted Mansion Stained Glass Halloween Spooky Candle Holder Large Purple Orange 2  Handmade OOAK

Halloween Stained Glass Candle Holder Spooky Haunted House Purple Orange 2 Handmade OOAK

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like – Stained Glass Business Card Holders

I’ve decided I probably need a stained glass business card holder of my own.  Not sure where to start, I did a quick search to find some ideas and here are the couple that I like.  I’ll keep you posted what my own business card holder ends up looking like.

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(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Stained Glass Suncatcher of Lake Louise, BC

Price: SOLD

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)!

Stained Glass Lake Louise Design

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! 

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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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Things I Like – My Little Glass Companion

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(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like – These Rugs are Incredible

I’d like to learn this type of design for my stained glass creations. I have been following the creations and inspirations of big-time artist Altoon Sultan and her work amazes me.  My favourites are her rugs, full of simple design, yet so amazingly balanced, harmonious and pleasing to my eye. 

You can follow more of Altoon Sultan’s work at http://altoonsultan.blogspot.com/

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like – This Painting Inspires

This stained glass inspiration idea is a painting created by artist Mandy Budan.  I like her unique style with all the little shapes within each object in the painting, it makes me think of some of the textures in my glass. 

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I am very impressed by the level of detail that goes into creating each painting.  I love how her work changes from pencil drawing to painted medium.  You can check out her progress on one of her current paintings at http://blog.mandybudan.com/. Thanks for the inspiration idea, Damara!  Keep the ideas coming, friends!

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like – Blue and Green Stained Glass Panel

E5191BE4[1]I seem to be really drawn to green and blue together because I keep noticing it everywhere I go (it is quite eye-catching).  So it only makes sense that I really like this stained glass panel.  It has beautiful curves, a sense of playfulness, and green and blue together.  Also notice the bold texture in the green glass on the left, creating extra interest for the eye.  I am intrigued by the use of empty space amongst the nuggets; I’d like to experiment with using empty space in one of my designs soon.

 

Source: Stained Glass Panel by Amy Keith Barney

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like – Stained Glass Mountain Designs

I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time this week creating a custom window based on this gorgeous mountain scene from the Kootenay Rockies here in British Columbia.   

Stained Glass Mountain Design

I spent a little time looking at stained glass mountain reflections and found these two stunning windows as well as a quilt (too funny)!

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Stained Glass Mountain Design

I wasn’t thrilled with my glass choices for the forest part of the window, so here I am enjoying myself in the glass studio, busy creating my own look with glass and frit.  This glass is ready to go in the kiln. 

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This glass will be out of the kiln in the morning and then I’ll be ready to put the window together.  It’s going to be good – I have another little idea up my sleeve, so stay posted to see the final window!

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like – Stained Glass Window Design

Stained Glass Tree Design

I love the movement in this stained glass tree scene.  The tree trunk winds around like the crazy arbutus trees we have here in Victoria, BC.  I also love that the mountains are purplish-red instead of typical grey/green mountain scenes.

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)