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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A Completed Project

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.
https://lindaletters.blogspot.com/2019/02/glass-quilting-or-east-stained-glass.html

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. 


20 comments:

  1. Another beautiful addition to an already beautiful garden.

    Judy & Guy

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  2. Well done. You can be proud of yourself.

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  3. What a lovely design and nice addition to the garden. Bravo!!

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  4. Your stained glass window looks great. I really like the first 2 you made, especially the one where you used glass beads . And that Columbine is so lovely!

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  5. OK... We are thoroughly thoroughly impressed! It looks absolutely gorgeous! I've always loved colored glass. In fact, that's actually why we named our daughter Tiffany. It wasn't after the store. It was after the glass.

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  6. Really gorgeous addition to your gardens and nice that you could share skills and work together to create beauty. Of course that is kind of a description of your lives together.

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  7. So lovely. WE live on he water and can get some nasty wind, so not sure how that would work here even if I had the talent to make such a lovely work of art.

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  8. They are truly beautiful and your ability to create such delightful things appears to be unlimited. Lovely! I especially like the one with all the red that you made last year. :-)

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  10. Those are so lovely and you found the perfect places to put them. Quite professional looking and they really dress up the already beautiful garden. Garden bling.

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  11. just beautiful I'm so impressed especially after doing stained glass for years-it takes so much time and precision...

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  12. You have such an artistic touch to your already beautiful garden.

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  13. Very pretty! The two of you make a great pair with creativity and technical skills.

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  14. These are so very beautiful and fit so well in your garden. Makes the garden even more beautiful. Hope you are having less back pain this week.

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  15. Oh how gorgeous! I love how you "framed" it with red flowers to each side. It gives the appearance of flowers in the background looking through a clear window. Great teamwork. The two of you are such a support for each other - that is also beautiful.

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  16. You and Tom are so creative. I really like the window. You will have color there all year round.

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  17. They are all so beautiful! You two are really talented and creative!

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  18. What a stunning work. It blends so well with all the greenery around it. So creative.

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  19. What a great project! Looks like fun! :)

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