24Aug
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A few years ago I made a stained glass piece for my dad. The first post in that project can be found here and the final hanging in my parents house here. I loved this project and at the time didn’t have a place to put a piece of glass in my own apartment. Well flash-forward a few years later and I have a perfect home to keep some glass in. I designed these three myself in illustrator. Here are the templates I used:
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After talking it out with my instructor, I decided I needed a few more shapes inside each triangle. Over at the Visual Art Center, there are a bunch of scrap bins you can donate to and use from. Think: take a penny, leave a penny. I searched through the greys to find some additional bits to complete the project.

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I began cutting on the first day of class and got a lot farther than I thought. I drew the extra spaces in with sharpie and just kinda free formed these guys. I was probably looser than I should have been for being out of practice for a few years, but I rolled with it.

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After cutting and grinding all the class, you foil the pieces. I did this pretty quickly as the shapes were really straightforward. The edges of the wavy glass were troublesome for me.

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Then you tighten it all up and solder away! I think I am not patient enough for this step truthfully. You have to go a little slower than I like moving, but I worked on my speed.

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Here they are all soldered with the edges waiting to be attached!

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And the final three pieces of glass. I love how this triptych came out! There is a lot of texture happening, and while the shapes are different, there are pieces from the same glass in each one.

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I don’t have the PERFECT spot for these three but will find one soon. For now they are in my room and I keep eyeing them. They are beautiful and I already started on a new piece for my kitchen using some of the same grey and clear glass.

Stained Glass: Modern Triangles | offthebeatenpress.com