Wednesday, 6 February 2013

glass update

Good morning!  It's time for another glass update, I really feel like I'm making progress this term so I plan to show you my progress each week.  First of all, let's see where I got to last week:

 
Again, I have to apologise for the photos.  I'm working on the paper which is on top of the ply wood, so I can't change the background.  I also can't really move it around to get better light as it's pretty heavy and very big!  I was asked last week how big it is so I've measured it for you, it's about 800 x 450mm (31" x 19").
 

I managed to get the rose in this week, along with the stem, a leaf and another nugget.  I don't know if you remember, but I made the rose, stem and leaves right at the beginning of the project back in June last year.  They're fused, so only the edges need leading.  It was a bit of a struggle getting the rose in place!


It's all starting to come together!


I have high hopes of getting the rest of this section done tomorrow, then I can fit in the fused glass square and add the straight bits.  After that it's back to putting the nuggets in the border (much quicker now I can use the bandsaw!) and I'm pretty much there for the leading.
 

12 comments:

Jane Galley said...

That's amazing, I've always wanted to try something like this. You should be finished before you know it

Rhona said...

It's looks fantastic! Great progress.

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JoJo said...

Wow you've made a ton of progress!! It's coming out soooo beautifully!!

Stitched Together said...

That is a good size! It is moving forward in leaps and bounds though. It's looking really good now.

Katherine said...

It's looking wonderful, Wendy! Must be exciting to see this beauty taking shape. Looking forward to seeing more as you go along.

Shirley said...

You're doing really well with it, I think I missed when you started this, did you say where you were making it for?

Kerryp77 said...

Wendy, that look briliant, so much progress. well done.

Sandra :) said...

WOW all of a sudden it looks like you've progressed a whole bunch and you're in the home stretch - I can't wait to see it finished and installed @ your house!

Fiona said...

Looks fantastic Wendy..... love it..
Hugz

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

That just looks so beautiful!!

CeLynn said...

This is coming along quit nicely! The rose is pretty,but I like the stem too :0)