Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stained Glass Picture


I love this picture of my mom and her older sister, with the strap of her little dress falling off her shoulder.  Their smiles are infectious!  
It looks great in this original design picture frame that I made from a piece of wispy stained glass which has light blue to turquoise and green to dark blue, and back again!  The wisps are continuous from one piece of glass to the next, except where I threw in two pieces of wispy yellow/orange. 
I've made my life easier by mouting it on a manufactured black metal picture frame.

These two frames are made with "mottled" glass, thus, the splotches.  They both have some "natural" edges, which I love for their randomness.  It comes from the glass being rolled out hot in the factory, like cookie dough.  Many glass artists discard these edges as unusable....what?  Iknow!

Sometimes I get out my scrap glass, left from cutting up pieces for specific designs, and see what I can make of it.  This time it was a little photo frame.

I also like to add buttons as accents,
 like this button that looks like a buffalo head nickle.  

 Or maybe a seashell...

 Each is unique and one of a kind...

Because I'm easily bored!

And there are endless pieces of really cool glass!

Really...there's no end in sight...

I'd love you to leave a comment, so I know you were here...


  1. I like your ideas and your work, I always pleasantly surprised
    writing through a translator from Google. and my writing might not be correct.
    a greeting

    1. Thanks so much Jose! I hope your Google can translate this...because I can't.

  2. What a great idea, Janet! You continually come up with some really creative ways to use glass. I enjoy your work so much.

    I know I wanted to bring a piece with me to Israel, but now that I'm here, I don't think it would have survived the trip. I'll enjoy looking on your blog for eye candy :-)

  3. Thank you both! It's great having some human interaction on the computer!

  4. Your frames are awesome! You are so talented.
    Thanks for sharing and have a marvelous week, Connie :)