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Jensen Beach, FL, United States
Welcome to Reflections of Glass. I enjoy making beautiful stained glass pieces and want them to be affordable for everyone who enjoys this medium. I have always loved stained glass, but thought it was too expensive, which is one of the reasons I decided to learn how to do it. I enjoy the artistic side of it, as well as working with the glass itself which always has a special characteristic about it. I now have begun to incorporate other elements such as seashells and glass nuggets into the design that complement the piece and the natural environment it is meant to reflect.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Stained Glass Candle Holders

This is a wonderful set of stained glass candle holders for use with tea lights, and they also look awesome during the day reflecting the natural rays of the sun. When lit, the candlelight creates a beautiful shimmering backlight on the glass and produces brilliant colors and reflections. The vertical sections are 2” to 3”respectively on each side, and the clear glass base is about 3.5” square. These candle holders were comissioned as a set to be given as individual gifts, so I took the opportunity to use various combinations of glass.  One uses sea green hues in baroque and rough rolled, another is made with hues of blue waterglass and clear reed, and the other is medium blue and clear hammered glass.  Each type of glass reflects the light differently.  Which is your favorite?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sea Glass Ornaments

One of my favorite things to do is walk the beach and look for sea glass.  These "treasures" of amber, clear and green glass roll in with the seashells and make a great find when you can spot them.  This ornamental suncatcher was made with sea glass from South Hutchinson Island and captures the beauty of the seashore year ‘round. I wrap each individual piece of sea glass with copper foil and lay the first coat of solder down to hold the design in place.  I clean the piece and foil the entire circumference then complete the final soldering process.  This approach gives the piece more stability and structure.