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NEW ITEMS ADDED TO THIS PAGE ON AUGUST 14, 2011

                                             STAINED GLASS

ANGEL OF PEACE  (SG2011-0006)

Angel of Peace is made in hues of mottled, gold textured, pink and gold swirl, rose and cranberry glass.  She is handmade in the copper foil method and measures 18 1/2 x 12 inches.  Her hair is black, gray and white wispy glass, her face is hand painted and she is polished to a high shine.

TWILIGHT WAVES (SG2011-0001)

Waves is constructed of fine art glass including waterglass, streaky, glue chip, cathedral seedy, other textures and glass nuggets.  Shades of ocean blue and textured clear glass was used to simulate evening tides.  This piece is made in the copper foil method and a black patina was used to deepen the solder.  It was finished by adding beaded chain around the outside edge.  It has been highly polished and ready to hang.  Waves contains 21 pieces of glass and measures 11 1/2 inches in diameter.

NOEL ORNAMENT (SG2011-0002)

Noel was made of a heavily textured clear glass that looks frosty.  It is accented by holly of green and red art glass.  This piece measures 4 3/4 x 3 inches and contains 25 pieces of glass.  It was constructed in the copper foil method, has 2 hanging loops and was polished to a high gloss.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (SG2011-0003)

These little "lights" are a simple ornament made of 6 pieces of glass; red streaky and white for the caps.  They were copper foiled, soldered, strung on wire, polished and ready to hang on your tree or in your window.  Each light measures 2 1/4 x 1 inch and overall the piece is about 7 inches wide on the wire.

CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT (SG2011-0004)

This little tree is made of 8 pieces of art glass in various colors and textures of green.  It was copper foiled, polished to a high gloss and hangs from a top loop.

PINK TULIP BUSINESS CARD HOLDER (SG2011-0005)

This card holder is made of 21 pieces of art glass in a beautiful swirl of pink, green and white.  It measures 4 x 4 1/2 inches and is 1 1/2 inches deep.  It is constructed in the copper foil method and polished to a high gloss.

THE PROCESS

Most of my stained glass pieces are made in the copper foil method.  After deciding on a pattern and glass selection, each piece of glass is hand cut.  Each piece is taken to the grinder to smooth all the edges then each piece meticulously cleaned and dried.  Copper foil tape is applied and burnished to the edges of all the pieces.  Once everything is foiled, it is then soldered together, front, back and edges.  Following soldering, the piece is cleaned again.  Occasionally I will use a patina to change the color of the solder from silver to either black or copper.  If patina is used, then the piece goes through yet another cleaning.  I use a 60/40 solder (60 percent tin and 40 percent lead).  I do not recommend that children handle stained glass pieces for two reasons; one, glass is breakable and two, children should not handle lead.  Any time I make a piece that will be handled regularly, such as a hand mirror, I use unleaded solder.

Stained glass can be cleaned with glass cleaner, stained glass polish, liquid car wax or furniture polish such as Pledge.  Take care when cleaning glass with heavy texture as you may not be able to remove wax from the deep grooves.  Do not rub excessively on the foil lines; you would not want to separate the foil from the glass as this would necessitate a repair.

                                         SEASHELL WREATHS

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 GLORY OF THE GULF - #2008-0001 - is truly glorious.  This special wreath is 20 inches in diameter and is completely encrusted in beautiful seashells.  The shells were collected from the gorgeous Gulf beach on Caladesi Island, Florida, which was named the #1 Beach in the world by Dr. Beach in 2008.  There are huge cockle shells, fighting conchs, scallops, lettered olives, cats paws, spiny purse shells, augers, sun rays and many more.  The wreath is adorned on all exposed areas, from the front around to the wall.  This piece is very weighty, be sure to hang it securely and enjoy.


SEASHORE SPLENDOR #2008-0002 - is created entirely of shells collected from Caladesi Island, Florida.  Measuring 15 inches in diameter, it is completely encrusted in seashells.  It features sunray shells and includes fighting conchs, whelks, scallops, cats paws, spiny purse shells, cockles, lettered olives, augers and many more.  There are shells covering every surface of this beautiful wreath, from front back to the wall.  A superb collection of Gulf life. 

BEACH LIFE #2008-003 - measures 10 inches in diameter.  It is also of shells collected from Caladesi Island, Florida, the #1 Beach in the world according to Dr. Beach in 2008.  This wreath includes beautiful scallops, fighting conchs, spiny purse shells, turkey wings, lettered olives and many more.  This is a wonderful example of Florida beach life and we are delighted to share it with you.


ORNAMENTS/WREATH SITTERS

In addition to my full body Santa's, I also offer Santa Claus ornaments or wreath sitters which are Santa faces.  They are hand-made and cast from a mold of one of my hand sculpted originals.  They are then retouched to enhance detail and even change the expression of the face.  The faces are polymer clay and are hand detailed and painted.  Hair, beards, brows are fine angora mohair.  Fine fabrics, trim and beading are used to enhance each piece.  Some include a hand-made, beaded ornament hanger.  Prices start at $25.00.  Please contact me for pricing and availability.Also available are stockings.  The stockings are made of the same fine fabrics and trims as the Santa costumes.  When fabric is available you may order a stocking to coordinate with your Santa.  Each is custom made and some come with a small photo frame attached so you can personalize with a picture of your loved one.

Ornament 2007-001Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2007 - 001.  Ornament in the Old World style.  Is wearing a red hood, adorned on the back with holly.  Measures 7 inches high by 5 inches wide (not including length of beaded ornament hanger)        SOLD

Ornament 2007-002Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2007- 002.   Ornament in the Classic Santa style.  Is wearing a traditional, red Santa hat, adorned on the side with pine cone, berries & greenery.  This Santa is bespectacled.  Measures 7 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide (not including length of beaded ornament hanger)
                                                 SOLD


Ornament 2007-003Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2007-003.  Ornament in the Classic Santa style.  Is wearing a traditional, red Santa hat.  Measures 6 1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide (not including length of beaded ornament hanger).                                             SOLD

Ornament 2007-004Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2007-004.  Ornament in the Victorian style.  Is wearing a burgundy, Victorian Santa hat.  Beneath his beard is a matching "cone", trimmed in fox fur.  You may place candy, candy canes or a small gift in the cone if you wish.  The cone is also trimmed in goldtone beads, a jingle bell, a vintage crystal and a snowflake ribbon.  This Victorian Santa is also winking!  Measures 15 inches high by 7 inches wide from the top of his hat to the bottom of the crystal.  (not including length of beaded ornament hanger)        SOLD

 

Ornament 2007-005Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2007-005.  Ornament in the Victorian Santa style.  Is wearing a gold brocade Santa hat.  Beneath his beard is a matching "cone" trimmed in mink.  You may place candy, candy canes or a small gift in the cone if you wish.  The cone is also trimmed in faux pearls, a goldtone and pearl pin and goldtone and faux pearl pendant.  Measures 14 1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide (not including length of beaded ornament hanger)      SOLD

Ornament 2007-006Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2007-006.  Ornament in the Classic Santa style.  Is wearing a traditional, red Santa hat, adorned on the side with holly.  This Santa is winking!  Measures 7 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide (not including length of beaded ornament hanger)      SOLD

Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2008-007.  Ornament in the Classic Santa style.  He is wearing a deep red chenille hat trimmed in white faux fur.  He measures 7 inches high by 5inches wide.                                               SOLD

Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2008-008.  Ornament in the Classic Santa style.  Santa is wearing a red velvet hat trimmed in whilte faux fur.  He measures 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide.                                                SOLD

Ornament/Wreath Sitter 2008-009.  Ornament is in the Classic Sanata style.  He wears a red velvet hat with white faux fur trim.  He measures 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide.                                               SOLD



STOCKINGS - Custom Made Stockings


Stocking ST2007-001 TealStocking #ST2007-0001 Teal

(Coordinates with Stargazer Santa #2007-005)                                          SOLD

Stocking ST2007-001 TealThis stocking coordinates with Stargazer Santa #2007-005.  The fabric is teal with antique gold and tan leaves.  The leaves have been hand embellished with gold tone beads.  Very soft, curly faux fur adorns the top of the stocking.  There is a row of gold rope trim just under the fur top and under that is a gold rope cord with two tassels tied in a square knot.  Between the tassels hangs a vintage, cut glass crystal.  Instead of embroidering a name on the stocking, we have included a small photo frame in which you can place a photo or the name of your loved one.  The small frame has been embellished with gold tone and rhinestone trim.  There is a loop for hanging the stocking.  Stocking measures 19 inches long, 9 inches across at the top and 9-10 inches wide at the foot.                    SOLD


Stocking #2008-0002 Shells        SOLD

This stocking was made with the seashsore in mind.  It is made of a loosely woven deep tan fabric, topped and accented with natural burlap.  I have decorated it on both sides to accommodate your preference in the direction you wish ot hang it.  It's simple lines focus on the beauty of the shells which include scallops, sunrays, cat's paws, augers and more.   In addition to the shells on the stocking topper and on the strip, there is a tassel of auger shells hanging from the loop.  All shells were collected at Caladesi Island, named #1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach in 2008.  The stocking is roomy, 19 inches long, 9 inches wide at the top and 9-10 inches wide at the foot.                  SOLD  

Stocking #2008-0003 Victorian     SOLD

The Victorian stocking is made of a tapestry-look fabric in a Santa and holly motif.  The holly berries have been embellished with red seed beads and larger red beads.  There is gold tone bead accent as well.  The stocking is topped in plush, deep red chenille and that is topped in beautiful, recycled mink.  Instead of a name plate, the stocking includes a mini photo frame in which you place the recipient's picture.  The frame is highlighted by two hanging, vintage crystals.  The stocking measures 19 inches long, 9 inches at the top and 9-10 inches across the toe.

Stockings 2008-004 & 005 are a matched set.                                                 SOLD

This matched pair of stockings are made of a sage green and taupe striped silk.  Each is topped by a plush faux fur.  Attached to the hanging loop is a tassel of seashells collected from the 2008 #1 beach in America, Caladesi Island, Dunedin, Florida.  Also attached are miniature, silver photo frames.  Instead of placing a name on the stockings, photos are inserted.  This set was a special order.                                           SOLD

PHOTO FRAMES

Featuring scallop shells, this frame measures 10 x 8 inches and holds a 4 x 6 inch photo.  SOLD

Also featuring scallop shells, this frame measures 8.5 x 8.5 inches and holds a 3.5 x 3 inch photo   SOLD

SHELL TREES

This tree is made of ark shells collected at Caladesi Island, Dunedin, Florida.  It stands 16 inches tall.  Tree styles will of course vary based on availability of shell types.