Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Birds of a feather

Lately, I have been working on Christmas gifts.  My new "hobby" is working with stained glass.  I love glass in all shapes, forms, and colors.  I have been fortunate to have taken glass blowing, fusing, and cut glass classes over the past 10 years.  These types of classes are few and far between (except for cut glass, which I attend every Friday).  I am still very new and green in all areas.
I enjoy working with glass as much as I enjoy Zentangle!

I am working on cut glass birds for all of my family.  I am thinking I will put all the birds on the table and let them pick the one they want.  I have 15 relatives, so I will make 20 birds.  Here is what I have come up with already.

I saw similar birds online and immediately knew I wanted to make some of my own.  I tangled the wings.  I kept burning my fingers with the melted solder until I finally found a "helping hands" tool.  Soldering is going more smoothly now.

I have 13 more to do and I have to have them ready by Thanksgiving.  This is when my entire (minus a couple of kids) will get together this year so we are exchanging gifts then.