I have since decided NOT to make a mobile with these circles. They have been incorporated into a framed piece I created in July.
My list of things to accomplish in 2016 includes “Build 3 mobiles in the Alexander Calder style [kinetic sculpture]” & “Create 3 difficult stained glass pieces”. I decided to combine those items for my newest project and make a stained glass mobile. I’ve been wanting to make a stained glass project involving circles for quite a while, so today I cut 9 circles of varying size and color:
I practiced cutting curves, which is hard, but got easier as I went along. I used my glass grinder to finish each circle. I didn’t have a pattern, I was just tracing circles using my circle templates & a Sharpie marker:
Then cutting the glass:
You might notice my workshop is no longer in the basement – stay tuned later this week for my workshop reveal 🙂
After cutting my 9 circles I sat on the couch and spent half an hour edging each one with copper foil tape. I was too tired today to solder the foil edges, so this is as far as I got:
Next up will be soldering the edges, adding little hooks, and then building the mobile with the mobile wire I bought last year.
Happy Zombie Jesus Day!
RIP Aloha 🙁 10/1/2014 – 3/26/2016: