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Itchey

Googlemeister
Anyone else doing stained glass projects?
I recently acquired the tools and a bunch of stuff and have so far finished one project and am planning another.

Here is the picture of the one I finished so far.
It was almost all done but the edge and 1 piece of glass that was broken I had to desolder and fit a new piece then finish the edge.

I am pretty happy with the result so far... What do you think!
 
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MON CINIKA

Horse Whisperer
I have been doing stained glass for years, I go thru spurts, where I work on them for a while and then never seem to finish, here is one I have been working on for months and still havent finished and I have a Taurous diamond saw so there is no excuss for me
 

Itchey

Googlemeister
Mon I put up a photo of mine in my original message.
I love the idea of the Dolphin Fish. Neat Idea..
I have some pretty good idea's because I have caught many many of these.
 

Brenda

New member
Very nice Itchey! I sure would like a fish like that for my TV room, guess I'll have to check into making my own!
 

Itchey

Googlemeister
Very nice Itchey! I sure would like a fish like that for my TV room, guess I'll have to check into making my own!
Let me get my skills down and if your not in any rush we can make something happen.
You have to remember that stained glass works best with some sort of back lighting to give it depth...

And Thank You for the compliment on the piece I finished!
 

Grits

Well-known member
Very nice! I've always wanted to get into stained glass, but sewing got in the way! :becky:
 

MON CINIKA

Horse Whisperer
Beautiful piece Itchy. Have you done many? The fish are so much fun to do. I also did one, my camera is not working right now but I will take a pic soon and send you of another one that I bought a port hole window from a marine surplus shop in St. Augustine and knocked the glass out and did a fish piece and put in the port hole, leaves plenty of room behind it to add a small light hand hag on the wall.
There are so many free patterns on the internet. The dolphin I just free hand drew from the back of my sons guy harvey shirt.
 

Itchey

Googlemeister
Beautiful piece Itchy. Have you done many? The fish are so much fun to do. I also did one, my camera is not working right now but I will take a pic soon and send you of another one that I bought a port hole window from a marine surplus shop in St. Augustine and knocked the glass out and did a fish piece and put in the port hole, leaves plenty of room behind it to add a small light hand hag on the wall.
There are so many free patterns on the internet. The dolphin I just free hand drew from the back of my sons guy harvey shirt.
Mon that is my first one.
The lady I bought the stuff from had actually done all but the edge, however just before I picked everything up it had fallen and broken one of the white edge pieces. She said it would be great practice to get the old piece out, cut and fit a new one, and finish the edge. She was absolutely correct. A couple of hours and I had it done. It is a long way from where I want my skills to be, but actually was great fun to get finished. So I cut and fit a new piece from scratch, foiled and soldered it in, then foiled and soldered the entire outer edge and added a copper wire loop for a hanger.

Thanks for the offer of the pattern however I have a different shape in mind. I will be doing a twisted and jumping dolphin something along the lines of this...
 
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Brenda

New member
Let me get my skills down and if your not in any rush we can make something happen.
You have to remember that stained glass works best with some sort of back lighting to give it depth...

And Thank You for the compliment on the piece I finished!
Sweet! No hurry here.
 

MON CINIKA

Horse Whisperer
Stained glass is something that you either love or not, and when you have the love for the craft, the skills come very easy., I have done most all crafts, I used to throw pottery, loved it, but once I started stained glass, I sold my wheel and kiln, this was so much easier and more expressive. You will be so proud when you finish your first piece from start to finish...
 

Brenda

New member
Stained glass is something that you either love or not, and when you have the love for the craft, the skills come very easy., I have done most all crafts, I used to throw pottery, loved it, but once I started stained glass, I sold my wheel and kiln, this was so much easier and more expressive. You will be so proud when you finish your first piece from start to finish...
I too am a crafty person. I love to sew, I love woodworking, all kinds of stuff. I think you guys have peeked my interest, I may have to try it. Hubs will be thrilled! LOL
 

MON CINIKA

Horse Whisperer
FYI they give an awsome stained glass class at DBCC, check their flyer that comes out for the dates, they will teach you all the basics, I took a class at UF years ago and loved it.
 
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