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Title: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: sparrow on January 31, 2012, 01:20:42 PM
I've had a *very* busy day!!!  ;D


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6797091777_5753472742.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesparrowinflight/6797091777/)
Museday (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesparrowinflight/6797091777/) by Sabine Little (http://www.flickr.com/people/thesparrowinflight/), on Flickr

(full story: http://www.untoldtales.co.uk/2012/01/if-you-keep-house-for-us/ )

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: garishglobes on January 31, 2012, 02:45:56 PM
I absolutely love this!  ;D ;D ;D

When can I have one?  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: sparrow on January 31, 2012, 02:51:37 PM
Never, ever, ever, ever! Maybe stained glass artists wonder how we can play with molten glass, but knowing that you have pretty much the exact amount of glass to do what you need, scoring it, and then placing your trust in a pair of pliers and your skill to break it off accurately.......I think I aged 10 years today!  :-\ :-\ :D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: Steampunkglass on January 31, 2012, 02:58:12 PM
It looks great, and love the story behind it  :) Can't wait to see the pictures of it in situ!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: JKC on January 31, 2012, 03:09:23 PM
It's really lovely, love the detail. Janet


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: Margram on January 31, 2012, 03:23:05 PM
Lovely, and lovely idea! :)


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: Chameleon on January 31, 2012, 03:37:52 PM
ooooo that looks fab !!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: helenfc on January 31, 2012, 03:51:57 PM
awesome Sabine! ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: mizgeorge on January 31, 2012, 05:17:47 PM
Love Love Love it!!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: Zeldazog on January 31, 2012, 06:22:06 PM
Sabine, LOVE this!  And the story of it too.


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: julieHB on February 01, 2012, 01:54:54 AM
Fantastic! I can only imagine the stress of it all!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: sparrow on February 01, 2012, 02:11:28 AM
 :-* :-* :-* :-* Thank you! Stress isn't over.........the red glass is more transparent than we thought, so now we have to wonder how we'll fix it to the wall..........eek!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: lampworklover on February 01, 2012, 02:11:45 AM
just 'wow'! It's gorgeous!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: silkworm on February 01, 2012, 02:15:14 AM
It is stunning and I love the story too.

Mary


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: MadelineBunyan on February 01, 2012, 03:39:34 AM
Fantastic!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: LampyLou on February 01, 2012, 03:47:12 AM
Lovely stained glass and an even more lovely story.

Julia


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: poledra1958 on February 01, 2012, 03:51:06 AM
Lovely story,  I love the Art Deco period as well, and I love that spash back.  Well done you.


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: jammie on February 01, 2012, 04:09:34 AM
Love it! Great story too.  :)


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: Lilley on February 01, 2012, 08:56:56 AM
Maybe make a 'window frame' for it to go into that is attached to the wall, slot it in and seal? Or use a silicon based clear adhesive and ensure it is sealed all around the edges?


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass
Post by: sparrow on February 08, 2012, 01:30:51 PM
Thank you all for your tips! We decided to use brackets which gripped the inside of the H section, recess them slightly into the plaster, and tiled over them :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6842608325_9fc09fb21d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesparrowinflight/6842608325/)
IMG_7447 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesparrowinflight/6842608325/) by Sabine Little (http://www.flickr.com/people/thesparrowinflight/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6842615003_c9e58f69df.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesparrowinflight/6842615003/)
IMG_7448 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesparrowinflight/6842615003/) by Sabine Little (http://www.flickr.com/people/thesparrowinflight/), on Flickr

(sorry, not painted above the tile line yet, and we will get nicer cooker switches, but I wanted to share the 'in situ' photos, as promised - I'm so, so chuffed!!!!)  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: Zeldazog on February 08, 2012, 01:31:27 PM
LOVE IT!!!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: MadelineBunyan on February 08, 2012, 01:37:55 PM
fab!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: Steampunkglass on February 08, 2012, 02:14:00 PM
Yay! Thats fabulous!  ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: Jolene on February 08, 2012, 03:25:33 PM
It looks brilliant!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: julieHB on February 08, 2012, 03:32:33 PM
It's really, really lovely, Sabine - you're so clever!! :)


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: sparrow on February 08, 2012, 03:56:10 PM
Thank you  ;D ;D I honestly wasn't after two rounds of lovely comments (although, as the German saying goes, they 'go down as smoothly as oil'  ;D ;D ;D), but! Our kitchen is nearly finished, and I am just immensely happy  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: liquidglass on February 09, 2012, 05:17:25 AM
Loved it before, but even more now it's in situ, fantastic!!


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: awrylemming on February 09, 2012, 07:00:27 AM
It's wonderful Sabine, and I admit to being massively envious and insanely jealous, of both your kitchen and your talent  ;D :-*


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: sparrow on February 09, 2012, 07:08:09 AM
Lol, not sure about the talent bit, but the kitchen was made possible by Homebase's "60% off all kitchens, plus a further 20% off this week-end only" offer  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: catriona on February 09, 2012, 07:12:45 AM
Wow wow wow that is stunning oh for to have half your talent.
catxx


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: sparrow on February 09, 2012, 07:17:22 AM
Thank you :) Seriously, I had good guidance, and tried hard to come up with something that was simple, but effective. You'll notice that there are hardly any curved cuts there, which seriously made it easier, and the curve that *is* there is so gradual, it was almost straight for each triangle :)


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: kerensky on February 13, 2012, 12:30:27 PM
Looks lovely - you must be thrilled with it.


Title: Re: We can never move house now - stained glass - in situ
Post by: sparrow on February 13, 2012, 01:27:47 PM
Thank you - believe me, I am!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D