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YnysMon

Stained Glass Lessons - A New Adventure

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Love seeing your photos Helen. All sounds very interesting and wonderful to share a hobby together. :)

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Fascinating Helen, please keep your updates coming.

It's not my pint of beer but I am enjoying seeing your pictures as always. There are a diverse number of interests on this forum and it's fun to keep up with different interests and ideas.

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I've finally got around to finishing off the cross panel I started off last term.  Classes started off again this last Thursday, and both Graham and I have signed up again. 

This is what the panel looked like at the end of last term:

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and my progress on Thursday:

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Finished off the soldering.  Here's the completed panel, but without the 'patina' applied to the solder...

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Here's the finished cross with the patina...

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...and with the light behind it...

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Meanwhile, Graham has been working on his first piece for fusing:

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When it's finished, he's hoping it will turn out looking like a collie.

 

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That came out beautifully Helen. Lovely photo with the light behind it. :)

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Really love how Graham's collie fused glass has turned out.

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He's now working on a design that he hopes to make into a lamp shade, based on a Mackintosh rose design. I thought it might be interesting to show some of the process involved>

Cutting out the pattern.

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Cutting the glass.

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Grinding the glass to shape.

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I'm working on this design. Being less creative than Graham I've found a design for a daffodil suncatcher on the internet.

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Have been busy cutting and grinding the glass.

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Although I haven't posted on this thread for a while, Graham and I have signed up for classes again this term. I managed to finish the daffodil sun-catcher week before last (must take a photo!) and last week made up four coasters to go into the kiln. Picked them up today and, on the whole am very pleased with them. Except one that is...one of the 'stringers' that I had carefully place on it went wonky in the kiln. 

Oh well, back to the drawing board....

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52 minutes ago, YnysMon said:

 . . . . . . Except one that is...one of the 'stringers' that I had carefully place on it went wonky in the kiln.

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Such a shame it was on a key part.  (Groan)  😁😁😁😁.  Would have to be on the F.

They still look good Helen and there is still the satisfaction in knowing that you've made them yourself. 

 

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Interesting. Seems to have become quite a hobby for you both Helen. Nice to have an interest to share. 

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