Flowers for Shirley

Monica’s sister Shirley turns 70 this year. To celebrate, we wanted to make her something in stained glass. Monica called upon old memories of Shirl’s favorite things and together we used the new light table to design a pattern for a bouquet of flowers.

In the design we included three yellow roses, some artistic baby’s breath made from antique glass curtain florets and some yellow and clear flower jewels for accents. For the flower vase we incorporated a Pinwheel pickle dish that I had the side walls cut off by Ray Armstrong at Stained Glass Creations by Ruby in Saint John (no longer in business).

Next we chose green opalescent glass for the leaves and a clear hammered texture for the background. Finally for the border we decided on long rectangular clear bevels interspersed with 1″ squares of yellow Cathedral glass.

What a wonderful memory I have of making this panel partly because Monica worked with me during the design phase and especially because it was for Shirley. Happy Birthday, Shirl!

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