Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cross Progress

here is the cross side 1 soldered..then it is flipped

side 2 is soldered/cleaned/patina added/polished

same done back to side 1

done! I have tried to use the light table and get a picture of the piece lit

not working well...but you can sort of tell

here is a close-up you can see the 2 reds the tan but the plum in the center doesn't show well
this is polished...
Jerrod is welding the frame up
then we go install...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

look at that pile of tape backing...only means one thing

the piece is all FOILED!

actually side 1 is all soldered as well...after i place the zinc around the edges i will post the picture

thanks for staying tuned :)

this shows the foiling done see how the project morphs
now you can see all the definition and how interesting the overall design takes the piece.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Jig is UP!

This is the pattern that Mark and Michelle decided for their chapel.

They came and made final glass selections..they were ordered

In the meantime the working pattern was finalized.

Glass arrived and cut into the amount of strips needed.

Fit into place on the pattern.

Final sanding of the edges to fit the pattern and the jig built to hold everything in place.

Next I foil the pieces...then solder.
I was going to move the whole thing to the light table and give you an idea of the project illuminated
but I wasn't that ambitious
Come back when I am finished I will place it in the window...if it will stay
or on the light table and give you the a glimpse to what will be seen once in place.

The frame needs to be welded...not by me... then mounted on the wall the light source will be electric.

stay tuned.

I am going to try my hand at making a film of the soldering process...we shall see how I do..

Monday, February 1, 2010

Raising Support

Ophelia is trying to raise funding to help support a family in need in her town.
She is offering art supplies and even larger items like her sewing try to raise support.

Yet another family in crisis in these sad and hard times. !

I notice people usually take stock of their own blessed, altho meager situation and tend to want to reach out and help in any way they can...even if to spread the word so others who might be in a better position to help...may...