Sunday, 5 July 2015

Front door-to-be

Three years after my first go at stained glass, I've made another piece.  Been meaning to make another piece ever since that course, but you know what happens.

Anyway, the plan is for this to become a window in our new front door.  We have to get the door made first, now that we know how big the window is! (I expect the professionals make their windows to fit the gaps, but I'll move on to that later...)

It was inspired by this window that I saw in Hobbiton, New Zealand

It has a bit of 1930s look to it, but with a Hobbitty twist - nearly every door and window in Hobbiton has a lovely little detail like this.  Here's a closer look:

The Hobbiton window is all plain glass, but I've mixed it up with some colours and some red spots.  The lead is 6mm - I started off with 4mm (nightmare, too fine for my wobbly glass cutting!) and couldn't get any 5mm quickly, so settled for the 6mm.  Now it's done it looks fine, but next time I'll try the 5mm.  I have plans for new bathroom door windows!

Soldering was a bit of an issue too.  Once it's a window it will be harder to notice the textured solder, but I definitely need to improve my technique.

Vicky xx

1 comment:

  1. I love the stained glass window that you created. When I first saw the picture, it looked somewhat familiar to me. Then I saw your Hobbiton pictures! That’s a great concept to build on, and you nailed it. My wife and I have made stained glass ornaments during Christmas, but this makes me want to tackle a bigger project. You did a great job!

    Earl Mark @ Eastway Lock


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