Archive for January, 2015

Beveled Eagle in Flight Stained Glass Panel

Beveled Eagle in Flight

I love the Bald Eagle and so does my father, after I purchased these bevels I knew I just had to make one for him. At first I wanted it just to have a blue back ground, but cutting those large pieces are very difficult. Just so happens the glass broke right across the right wing I was so disappointed, My husband looked at it and said no big deal just add some red and white and then you have your own design. So as you can see that’s what we did. We added an all wood oak frame to dress it up. My Husband he is so smart and of course he was right and my Father loved it. Hope you will too.

See below some interesting facts about the Bald Eagle as the National Emblem

It is said the eagle was used as a national emblem because, at one of the first battles of the Revolution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on the heights and they flew from their nests and circled about over the heads of the fighting men, all the while giving vent to their raucous cries. “They are shrieking for Freedom,” said the patriots.
Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future.
–Maude M. Granttes was , surmounted by a blue field with the same number eagle The Eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted. The Great Seal shows a wide-spread eagle, faced front, having on his breast a shield with thirteenght talon the eagle holds an olive branch, in his left a bundle of thirteen arrows, and in his beak he carries a scroll inscribed with the motto: “E Pluribus Unum.”

 

 

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Stained Glass Craft Blocks And Mosaic

Stained Glass names and Craft Blocks

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Nice long holiday but now back to working and blogging.

Holiday is over so now I can share some of my gifts and commission work with everyone. I decided to try to make something a little different for my grandson’s rooms. I found this nice craft blocks at Micheals and decided to make a Mosaic with their names in it.

I purchased some letters, glue and A row of Christmas lights and used my scrap glass to make these awesome nightlights. After I made 2 I had a few more request, and I have to say they were very enjoyable to make and the grandkids and Mom’s loved them.

I also tried a little painting on a couple of blocks and adding Mosaic and lights to them. You can see these below. These are so fun and easy I am going to do a few more. These can also be ordered for purchase, Just send me an email and I will get back with you ASAP.

Craft Blocks