In 2002 my brother went to New Zealand on business and brought me back this awesome piece of art:
It’s a stamped rock in a box frame, called “Wellbeing”. I wish I could find the card that came with it which described the artist and the work he does, but I can’t find it.
Last year it fell off the wall and the frame glass cracked into pieces. I kept meaning to take it to a frame shop to get fixed, but it remained in the pile of “things to eventually repair”. In the same pile was my beloved garnet cabochon ring:
I smacked it against something 2 years ago and the garnet popped out of the band. A couple weeks ago I finally took it to the local jeweler to be fixed. Garnet is my birth stone and I’ve always loved the blood red color. Most garnets come faceted, but I prefer the smooth cabochon.
Anyways, this week after work I managed to cut a new piece of glass for the New Zealand box frame [thanks, Ab, for the pane of clear glass!]:
I used my glass cutting tool and glass breaking tool to cut it, and my glass grinder to smooth the edges:
Helps to have stained glassing tools on hand! Now it’s as good as new and back on the wall: