It was over a year ago that we researched how to make faux stained glass using old windows and epoxy resin. Then we led our garden group on a field trip to a recycled glass store so get ideas and perhaps buy supplies.
Tom and I bought quite a few materials, and then practiced, using two picture frames. We posted all about it here, and shared this post as a tutorial for our garden club.
Then we put it all away as we got busy on other things.
Now, stuck at home because of COVID-19, we have lots of time and were looking for projects. It was time to make our stained glass window.
We dug out all of our materials to see what we had. I selected colors and we decided on a design. Tom has a little experience at glass cutting, and using scraps from long ago projects plus rough cutting some new glass we bought a year ago, I designed while he cut to my specifications.
We are pleased with our result.
Once the resin was set, I repainted the frame. Today everything was done and we were ready to hang it. Tom had to make a trip to Home Depot for eye hooks, but living close to everything means nothing is a big trip.
We planned to hang it on our garden deck. Last year we had two antique windows that I got from my aunt hanging here, but last Christmas I gave them away to my sisters. We now had space for our own creation.
Today is a cloudy day, and the colors are more subtle. It will be fun to see in in different kinds of light. I am looking forward to spending time here.
We also hung those samples we made last year.
This is a great place to sit, too, especially in June.