Sunday, December 19, 2010

The magnificent Tiffany Lamps

It has been recorded that the first Tiffany lamp was created around 1895 which is incredible in itself as there is so much color and making one of these is not as simple as it looks.

Having said it is not easy to make one does not mean you cannot.  With the right equipment and a lot of patience anyone can make one.  Although I would suggest that you make lots of other things before trying something as magnificent and intricate as these.

Some consist of hundreds of little pieces of glass being cut out and then soldered together.  This is where the patience comes into it.  To learn more about these beautiful lamps read more

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Many ways of being creative with stained glass

Stained glass does not just mean windows. There are many ways of being creative with stained glass. Yes you can make windows, skylights, terrariums, lamp shades, door inserts or even put windows in your glass cabinets.

My husband bought this old cupboard and it really needed a lot of tender loving care. He pulled it all to pieces and rebuilt the woodwork then worked on replacing the windows as most of it was broken. So piece by piece he cut out the bits of glass and renewed each section.

You can do this with any sort of cabinets. They do not necessarily have to have been a stained glass front to start with. All you need is a pattern of your choice and size it to your requirements and start cutting and grinding each piece until they fit exactly to your pattern. Good luck I hope this will give you the incentive to get started.

A very stormy day

Look at the red glow around the sun

Kangaroos in Rockingham in front of housing complex

A beautiful sunrise from our back fence

Foreshore at Rockingham Grain Terminal

Foreshore at Rockingham Grain Terminal

With these correllas you wouldnt need to have a lawn mower in your back yard