Friday, July 29, 2011

This week in stained glass

We worked on a stained glass window that is a gift for our son-in-law Greg and will also go in Jeannes new Mandala book. The missing pieces are being fired in the kiln.

We also worked on a bed frame. A stained glass panel will fit into the headboard which sits up against a window and the owners want light to be able to get into the room.

And Jeanne spent some productive hours on the bus stop mural she's doing. It may be painting, but it's still art and will be a very happy piece when completed.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A New Datenight For Two

We are hosting another Date Night in conjuction with Susan Glenn's Date Night For Two. This time we will be making "Nova Stars" one of our most popular projects. They make great gifts and are very popular. If you'd like to know more about the event (next Friday) click here to go to Date Night For Two.
is the first video we posted for the datenight for 2 that we hosted at Gomm Studios
is a second video we posted for datenight for 2 that we hosted in June 2011
is a third video we posted for the datenight event
After The datenight was over, Jeanne and Susan talked about how sucessful the evening was.

Monday, July 18, 2011

You Win Some, You Lose Some

We built a cardinal and sent it to Connecticut, Stonington, the place we went on vacation several years ago. In my mind when the project was described to me, I imagined it to be about 2 feet in diameter, so I shot the client a price of $500 plus shipping which might be $50. He answered back that he could go $550 but no more, so we went ahead and started on the piece once we received 50% down.

But I really blew it on the size. It was closer to three feet in diameter, so twice as much glass as I had envisioned and the cost of shipping was $200. I was just glad they would ship it UPS. It also took more like two weeks to build it rather than one so it should have cost more. So like I said, "you win some and you lose some." But it was a pleasant experience creating the bird and should give the client years of enjoyment.