Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Light up

Morning ladies.  I thought you might like to see what I'm working on in glass class now that my window is finished.


This little tea-light holder is not yet finished, but you wouldn't believe how long it's taken me to get to this stage!  I spent several lessons just playing around with bits of glass, unable to make anything I liked or felt enthusiastic for.  It's nothing to do with the actual class, I think it's just me.  Depression has a way of flattening my creativity, even though I know that being creative can help heal me.


It's about 8cm cubed and the bottom is mirror.  The edges of the pieces of stained glass are all wrapped in copper foil and then soldered together.  I struggled with the soldering.  That arrow, by the way, just points to the top as it took me ages to get the bottom the same size as the frame!


My soldering isn't great, but then I'm not finished with this yet.  I'm going to add some beads and wire.  I don't have a solid plan yet... maybe I never will.

I do apologise if my blog is getting a bit maudlin, I can't seem to find my usual blogging "voice".

12 comments:

Samantha said...

you 'light' up my blog reader with your tealight holder :P

JoJo said...

I LOVE this!!!!! My fave colours!

Baye said...

That mood thing happens to me all the time! Glad I'm not alone. One thing I can be sure of, though. It will lift--always does.

It does make coming up with a blog post a big more difficult. I'm trying to have some posts ready on little things for those days when I'm just not in the mood.

Anita said...

Love, love, love the colours you're using. Have fun with it.
Cheers,Anita.

Celtic Thistle said...

You are always working on such interesting projects!

Hope you get your bounce back soon.

Sandra :) said...

{{{{{Wendy}}}}} You have a lot going on - blogging mojo can wait! Did you get the window installed yet? I don't remember seeing a post, but I could have missed a big reveal!

heart of charnwood said...

This is great, will be fab with a tealight inside! :o)

SuperMomNoCape said...

No need to apologize, Wendy. We all go through very tough times when ours lives have been turned upside down and we can't seem to see a way to get them right side up. Sending you hugs.

BWT... your stained glass tea light holder is going to be beautiful when it's finished and there's a candle shining inside.

Jane Galley said...

That's going to give off a beautiful light when it's used. Love the colours

ukcitycrafter said...

This looks very creative Wendy, love the shapes you've incorporated into the design.

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Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

It's looking lovely - great colours! No one would want to let me loose with a thingamajig to solder stuff. I'd probably take out an eye ;)

Hope that you are feeling like yourself again soon. Look after yourself!

Jillayne said...

Your blog isn't maudlin at all - it's delightful, and a reflection of you. Blog how you feel and it will be always be right... I love coming here to read whatever you say, and see whatever you show - it's who you are and that makes it great.