Something happened here. Something very damaging and drastic happened to this stained glass shade in my customers home. Something involving kids and running I suppose. Well she brought this in to us to be repaired. The broken pieces of the shade were in the hole that is in the first picture. This first picture is taken after i removed the broken pieces of glass out of the shade and prepped the hole for the new glass. In this first pic you can see the new pieces of glass that I had already cut and copper foiled for the replacement . This lamp shade is done in the Tiffany style. Not all lamps done with the copper foil are Tiffany, but the foiling technique lets the artisan use use smaller pieces of glass as where the leaded style would allow you to use very small sections of glass. To create the leaded look I have to run solder down the length of copper foil to create the leaded look and then some liquid patina applied onto the new solder to give it that aged look.
So this is after the the pieces are soldered into place in the lamp on the front side and then it has to be soldered on the back side of the shade as well.
Here it is all repaired and ready to go. I used to do a lot of stained glass work in school and it has been some 30 years since I have done any stained glass at all so now I am looking at tool catalogues and online sites for some things I need. Now I have the glass bug and I have a project in mind.
I have this gothic light that came out of a church and it has a broken panel of glass. The whole thing stands about 30 inches in length or 76.2cm for the rest of the world, The idea that I had is to do a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design for the 6 glass panels in this light. Maybe something like the image below.
Not this exact design but something like it or inspired by his work. Not like I don't have enough to do but when the inspiration hits you have to listen to the muse when she speaks.