Monday, June 21, 2010

TA DA the stained glass window is finally complete!!!

As most of you know I was making a stained glass window for Megan and Ken (my oldest daughter and her hubby). They asked me at Christmas time to make a window for the transom over their back door. I told them I would but I really procrastinated (Megan and Ken for that I am sorry!). Megan gave me a Celtic Knot bevel cluster she had made when she was in high school or college I can't remember. She wanted this bevel cluster in the middle of the window. The sun comes in through their transom and blocks their TV so hence the stained glass window to somewhat block the light. They wanted green glass, semi-opague white and the cluster. I designed the window and on Sunday they saw it all cut out for the very first time. Ken asked if they could have green diamonds where the white glass pieces came together. I told him it was a good thing he said something then because I hadn't soldered it yet. All afternoon and into the early evening I worked on completing the window. Tonight I put patina on the solder to give it a more antiqued look and then I polished it. It looks gorgeous if I must say so myself!! Here are some pictures of the window. I wish that I had finished it when it was lighter out but you get the idea!


Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Sherri, it's beautiful! You did a great job. I know they must love it.


Mary said...

Sherri, that is lovely. How beautiful it will look at Megan and Ken's house. You'll have to get a picture when it is installed.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Wow Sherri, that window is GORGEOUS!!! You did an amazing job. I love it and I know they were thrilled. You are very talented. Stained glass looks like it would be fun to do, but I have never tried it. Love & blessings from NC!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Stunning! I LOVE it! Lori

Joyce's Journey said...

I am so impressed, Sherri. That is a beautiful creation. You should be very proud! Beautiful work!!

Kay said...

Oh wow! I am so impressed. Do you know my husband had a stained glass kit to make a lamp that he bought before our daughter was born? Hmmmm.... That makes the kit over 30 years old. He never finished it and ended up having to sell it when we moved. Such a shame. And here you've completed this masterpiece just like that. Wow!

Florence and Mary said...

How clever are you! It looks great,

Victoria x

Lynne said...

Sherri - that is gorgeous! I'm sure Megan and Ken will absolutely love it!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherri
That's so beautiful. You are very talented. They are going to be thrilled when they see it. It must be lovely having an individual piece like that as part of their home.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Gorgeous!!! Your are an excellent artist.

Rhondi said...

Hi Sherri
The window is beautiful. You are an artist! You could have really come to my porch pary, but of course it's too hot for us to sit outside but we won't tell our fellow bloggers that!
Maybe we canget together some time.
HUgs, Rhondi

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, it was worth the wait! It's gorgeous!

Kat :)

Bonnie said...

This is just beautiful Sherri!! You are an amazingly multi talented woman with your arts and crafts skills. It's truly gorgeous and Megan and Ken will have something to pass down in their family.

Shirley said...

It is beautiful. A very special gift for your daughter.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!