Stained glass and other things!

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    Hello,

    I do stained glass. I have been doing it for about 2 years now. So I am a relative newbie to it.

    Below are some of the pieces i have done.

    I would love to discuss arts and crafts with others? What do you do and why?
     

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    I make great illustrated books of the past available to people on line for free, as well as make translations of those books in 33 different languages also freely available online.

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    i would love to see your work.

    i think the craftsman part of stained glass is the most of it...cutting...foiling etc....but the artisitic part does come in....patterns and the selection of glass...so we do fall into both fields..
     
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    Below are some of the pieces i have done. { Nice work (ART).}
    I Have two pains of glass, I want to replace with Stained Glass Art!
    in my Living Room! Below the visible beamed ceiling. has a 3" wood separator between them. 6' Wide X 4' to 3', ( about a 12 Deg. Taper.) High ( "Approx.")
    I was thinking of a Butterfly & Blue Bird in them. Please Work with me on this...:udaman:
     
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    my only concern is the size of the panels....over a 2 ft panel you will need re inforcement...assuming you are doing tiffany....are you doing tiffany or leaded? i have only done tiffany....and the biggest piece i have worked on with a friend was maybe 4' by 3 ' and we did a re inforcement.

    are you talking about the type of blue bird on tats?
     
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    I Thought Leaded would be best... Blue bird Patterns I haven't found yet.:)
     
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    leaded is best for large pieces....i just do tiffany with the reinforcement.....i would do the tat bluebird..its really nice and colorful...that is a large piece for just a butterfly and bluebird.
     
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    Google up "children's books online" you'll find the Rosetta Project easily enough.

    We think its about 30,000 html pages long now, including translations.
     
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    i did and found a wonderful website....the work yall are doing is unbelievable.
     
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