Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tree Frog Panel Finished

This is a design I posted about a while ago. I finally got around to creating the panel. I think it turned out quite well. The diameter of the piece is 13" x 18", I used Youghiogheny glass in it primarily, maybe a little Spectrum and other scraps of other manufacturers I had hanging around. It's framed in a fairly wide leaf lead, and the hangers are actually a sling that goes from the left hook around the bottom of the piece and attached at the point that the right side hook is attached. The leaf of the lead is then burnished to fold in on itself. It's a safer alternative for hanging a round or oval panel that has a lead frame, as lead stretches.

Here are a couple of new designs

One is a sight frequently seen in the Maine woods, Mr. Moose. I call this one "My Maine Man".

The second pattern is none other than Portland Head Light, which is located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It is one of the, if not the, most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. I took many pictures the day I visited Fort Williams Park, which is where the lighthouse is located. The light was commissioned by President George Washington and is still free to visit at beautiful Fort Williams Park.