Wasn’t I just writing about christmas commissions? No? huh. Feels like I was.
Here is the current piece:
Like a doofus, I made the top rounded. I couldn’t find a piece of glass long enough for the entire width, so I domed it. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I vaguely remember lamenting about a round piece in my past, lol, and how I was never, EVER, going to do that again. Should have listened to myself.
I’m using 3/8″ zinc to edge it, and am having a hell of a time. i have cut it up into pieces to get around the curve, and I loathe how it looks. Loathe. It. Just before I was going to bang my head against the wall, a little voice in my brain whispered you were supposed to use 1/4″ zinc on the top… easier to bend…
And so it is. Nonetheless I have stepped away for the moment. Having a cup of fake coffee. Posting here. Once this piece is done, I have to whip out a cross for a client. Just a small pink cross with scrolls. It should only take a day. I am hoping this Walker piece will be done by next weekend. Truth be told, I would like it done by Friday night, so I have the weekend to get the cross done.
Going to try some new thign next year, some abstract pieces. I have several sheets of glass are just beautiful all by themselves. I haven’t been able to find anything that I really want to use them in. So I have decided to try using the pretty piece of glass as the focal point itself, and work the other stuff around it. We’ll see how that turns out.