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:
Lots of things getting fixed at your house. Good work all around. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music
same to you, Jo!
That ring is stunning. Now I want one! Good for you for cutting the glass yourself. I used my tile cutters to cut glass a while back. It worked!
your tile cutters are amazing – i remember you posting about them before. they seem way better than normal tile cutters! you should get yourself a garnet cabochon 🙂 you do love red, after all!
That’s a nice piece. Is it stamped in terra cotta or chiseled in stone?
Love the design of your ring! I have two rings from my grandmother that I want to get resized … one of these days!
It looks like stamped terra cotta. You should totally get them resized! How fun!
I’m not sure I ever saw that fascinating piece of art that Seth gave you. Great job fixing it and putting it back on display!
I’ve always loved it – so nice to have it back on the wall!