Stained Glass Stars – Part 7

Progress so far:

PART 1 – I MADE A STAINED GLASS STAR!
PART 2 – I MADE A 2ND STAINED GLASS STAR!
PART 3 – I MADE 6 MORE STAINED GLASS STARS!
PART 4 – I MADE 9 MORE STAINED GLASS STARS!
PART 5 – I MADE 3 SNOWFLAKE STARS!
PART 6 – MORE SNOWFLAKE STARS!
PART 7 – I MADE 2 MORE STARS!

A couple of weeks ago my coworker & friend Diane heard I work with stained glass.  She had tried it years ago and is thinking about taking it up again.  I offered to go over the basics with her if she came over.  So 3 Sunday’s ago she came by and we spent a couple of hours playing with stained glass 🙂  I’ve never really taught anyone anything before [!], so I was pretty nervous.  I learn best by doing, so I told her we were both going to make a stained glass star.  I didn’t take any photos because I was so focused on teaching!

We used the same pattern I used for my original stars:

stained glass star template design

Diane made a beautiful blue & white star which I wish I’d taken a picture of.

I made a blue star for my mom – it’s a [very] belated Mother’s Day gift.  After Diane left I added wire swirls to each foot:

        

Then I made a deep purple star for my blog friend Jessica.  It has a wonderful deep hue and a subtle texture to it:

the purple stained glass star i made for jessica        the purple stained glass star i made for jessica

Here’s a photo of it from Jessica’s blog [she wrote a whole post about it!] which shows the true color:

I’ve been wanting to make Jessica a star ever since receiving the wonderful bowl she made, which she gave away with 5 others on her blog back in April.  I won the bowl I loved the most, which was #4 out of 6 designs:

      

The bowl looks beautiful on our very messy coffee table [it’s not usually so messy].  And it looks different in different lighting:

       

A camera flash brings out the creamy hue of the blue.  It’s such a beautifully made & glazed bowl!

        

Once the chameleon is done, I look forward to more stained glassing.

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4 Comments

  1. You and Jessica are both so artistic, so creative, and SO talented at what you do.
    And, Alison, I love the blue star – the color, the added swirls, just perfect!

    • Thanks! Wish I could have given you the star in person before you learned about it here, but being sick for the last 2+ weeks has put a real damper on my plans.

  2. What a fun post. Thanks for sharing pictures of the bowl in its new home. It blends right in and looks comfortable there, which makes me happy.

    • Your bowl is very happy here – I LOVE it 🙂 it’s become a place to put little things we don’t want to get lost. It’s perfect and beautiful 🙂

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