Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Dragonfly Suncatcher

Just finished this large Dragonfly stained glass piece. Love the way it turned out, the wings are iridescent glass and they just sparkle! The background fracture/streamer glass is a piece I made in my kiln by using frit, noodles and confetti glass and fusing it onto a piece of clear and the lavender border glass is recycled glass from an old church in Chicago that was torn down in the mid-70's and given to me by my late Father in Law, John Kraushaar.

This piece is listed on Etsy at

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pretty Stained Glass Flower

This is my favorite new piece of stained glass. I just love the way the handrolled glass diffuses the light in the flower petals. I used Youghiogheny for the flower, leaves and stem, Pilkington architectural glass for the background and some Kokomo blue for the border. Love the textures in this piece too!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Wizard

Here is another fun suncatcher for those fans of all things middle earth!
This suncatcher is made in copper foil method and highlighted with a cut glass jewel.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Just relisted this pretty red heart in my Etsy store, Desert Rose Art Glass this morning. This is such a pretty piece, the red cathedral glass is a very old piece given to me by my friend in Santa Fe who used to work in stained glass in the 70's. The center piece is a glue chip bevel. I used scalloped foil on the edges and beaded the nylon coated wire hanger.

Another Suncatcher

Just finished this sweet blue and yellow butterfly. It's made with premium Oceana glass and looks great hanging. I think a little flower would look so neat next to it....must make one of those soon!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Listings

I've been busy since I got home making stained glass pieces to list in my Etsy shop. These are a few of the new items and I'm making more. Christmas is coming and who wouldn't like a piece of stained glass as a gift. Always beautiful and enjoyed for years, it's a gift that will truly be appreciated.

Mosaic Pots

Logan's Pot

Brendan grouting his pot

My Decorated Pot

This year Brendan, Logan and I made mosaic plant pots as our art project. They each decorated small pots for Aimee to put on the window sill above her kitchen sink. I decorated an 8" pot as a gift for my girlfriend, Ginny. No stained glass was used, just ceramic shaped tiles and glass nuggets. The boys did a great job, they are getting to be pros making mosaics and I really enjoyed spending this time with them.


I made these suncatchers for my Michigan grandson's new bedroom. They were fun to make and the boys love them hanging in the window.

Autumn Candle Holder

I couldn't post these pictures until now because this piece was a gift for my dear friends Ginny and Rodger in Michigan who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past July.

This piece is one of my favorite stained glass pieces to make and although it's time consuming and tedious at times to make the leaves, berries and pumpkins/gourds, it's so worth it! When lit with votive candles this piece really glows! It was an instant success and I know it will get lots of use during the cold Fall and Winter months.