Happy New Year! Guess I'm a bit late with that one, but I've definitely been keeping busy. As with a lot of crafters, after Christmas I set about organizing & re-organizing my crafty spaces with all my new creative toys--it was fun to do, but took a bit of time. But I've also been taking a few classes myself in an area outside of papercrafting, doing something I had previously decided I wouldn't persue -- working with Stained Glass.
I did venture off a bit from my classes to make that glass chair -- the one that got me thinking about branching out. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, but as a beginner I am pretty pleased with the results. I made one for Mom, G'ma, & myself at Christmas time, but I still have five other brothers/sister that I still need to make one for.
Anyway, this is definitely off the beaten path for me -- but thought you might like to take a glance into something a bit different to start off 2011 with me. My current project, a three dimensional lamp, will be completed in a couple weeks and I'll post a photo when it's completed.
Next post -- back to papercrafting...and a bit of recycling too, of course. =)
My 1st Stained Glass project - I used my Dad's glass in the four corners, two red diamonds, and center of flower. I love how the textured glass makes it look somewhat like rain, all aimed in towards the flowers--despite the snow.
|Butterfly Fan Lamp - all made with Dad's glass. I love the copper patina.|