Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crafting On Thursday- DJC's commission

DJC's commission


I was commissioned by a man at work, who has become a good friend (well his name is Dave). It was a hoot being handed inspiration and handed enthusiasm from a friend.

1. Design: He gave me a name and when I imagined the "O" being a rose the design came into being...

DJC's commission


2. Photocopy and cut with the copper foil pattern scissors:

DJC's commission

3. Glue those pieces to glass, cut the glass as close as I can, then use the grinder:

DJC's commission

4. Place the pieces on a copy of the design:

DJC's commission

5. Consider RED:

DJC's commission

6. cut and grind, cut and grind:

DJC's commission

7. Consider the center of the Rose:

DJC's commission

8. wrap each piece in copper foil:

DJC's commission

9. Pin the bugger down while the soldering iron heats up (oops no photo)

10. make it whole:

DJC's commission

11. REPEAT! The man wanted two and of course I couldn't do it the same. Differences include: the R, S, and E are all the same red glass. The center of the O is an opalescent pink. The reds in the O were placed in groups of two.

DJC's commission

7 comments:

  1. It's a thing of beauty Wayne. The Roses will be very happy, I'm sure.

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  2. You are very talented. I once took a class in stained glass and decided that I didn't have the patience.

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  3. Forgot to say- thanks for the peek at the process.

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  4. Nice stained glass work. Interesting post.

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  5. Wow! That was so cool to see the process. You make it looks simple, but I know it's now. This is a truly lovely piece.

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  6. Valerie--- They are going to daughter's of a Rose

    Martha--- thanks for the visit

    Daisy--- glad you liked my focus on the process

    Joy--- thanks for leaving a comment.

    Snowcatcher--- thanks. I left out the bandage part of the process ;')

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