Sunday, 3 March 2013

Glass update week 7

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that there was no glass class update for week 6... No, no-one noticed?  Not one of you has a spreadsheet of my activities or a folder full of photos of me taken through a telescopic lens?

OK, fair enough, I'm not very exciting.  On with the update.  Here's where I was...

I finished the right hand side of the design on Wednesday night, I know how terrible my photos of this project are, this time I took a photo and the flash was on... I think it shows the colours better and certainly captures the sparkle of the glass.

Here it is without flash:

See what I mean.  This is the edge I worked on.  The square was already fused, back at the beginning of the life of this window so I just had to slot the straight pieces in.  Clearly they'd been cut by a blind woman with only one functional arm (or maybe by me) as I had to grind, cut or bandsaw every single one of these pieces!  I got them all in and...  the fused square was too large!  Back to the grinder.

I just have to finish the top and right hand side border now.  That involves cutting a precise semi-circle out of each end of each of the clear glass strips.  If I get that done next week, that gives me 2 weeks to get the soldering and cementing done before the end of term.  Yeah, it's not going to happen.  It didn't help that my table-buddy was flicking through a pattern book and I had to join in ooohing and aaaahing over the fabric designs and a whole chapter of Japanese designs that would be perfect for Sashiko...  so easily distracted!

Related posts

fused glass elements
glass cutting complete
beginning the leading
leading the nuggets
more leading
leading the rose and stem
main panel complete


Celtic Thistle said...

Of course we noticed just too polite to point it out!

It is looking lovely, hope you do get it finished in time for the end of term show :)

Shirley said...

Sending you focus vibes for next week, it's looking really good.

JoJo said...

Wow you are almost done!!! I bet you will miss working on this when you finish. Will you start another?

Samantha said...

Lol I know what you mean about distracted, I have three projects on the go like right now with a pile of half finished ones sat on the desk :) I suspect I will just have a big packing box labelled UFOs:)

Your glass panel is looking amazing now, I really like the fused piece

SuperMomNoCape said...

This is so pretty once it's finished. I'm just imagining it with the sun streaming through it.

Jane Galley said...

You've made good progress, it's lovely when you get another section finished, even if it is hard work

Kerryp77 said...

It looks so lovely and you've done loads even if it was a bit of a ******!

CeLynn said...

Oh wow! This piece is looking so lovely,you are right about the photos with the flash. Wishing you the a speedy finish,so you can show it off. If not we will still be happy to ooh and aah over it here :0)

Robyn said...

That's pretty! Geez, I've been distracted for months so it's lucky my brain is inside my head and my head is firmly connected to the rest of me or I'd never find them let alone use them.

Sandra :) said...

What a difference the flash makes - the project looks so rich and deep - I can't wait to see it finished and hung! I agree with Supermom - it's going to look fantastic with the sun streaming through it!