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And no I don’t mean I’ve been running round like a mad thing, full to bursting with energy 🙂

I mean this 😉

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Lime Green Stained Glass Star Cascade Suncatcher

I’ve had a sedate weekend sat at my desk creating new stained glass suncatchers for customer orders, plus I wanted to try out the new Lime Green stained glass I bought a few weeks ago and so decided to make one of my Star Cascade suncatchers with it to see how it looks.  Personally I LOVE it 🙂  It’s so bright and cheery and would be perfect to brighten up a window during the dismal summer we seem to be having.

I also accidentally made this piece using the lime green, yellow and orange!  I was having a rummage through my little box of pre-cut stars for something and laid a few of the glass stars on my desk and as I went to put them away again noticed how wicked the orange and green looked together.  Yellow was soon added and this zesty citrus piece was on the way to being created.

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Citrus Stained Glass Star Cascade Suncatcher

I do love it when a happy accident creates something lovely like this orange, lemon and lime suncatcher  🙂

For more information on these pieces please click on the photos.

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That is the question I really started asking myself a few weeks ago as I was starting to accumulate so much it was taking over one of my cupboards.  Being a bit of a magpie it was definately too pretty to just chuck in the bin so I had to think of other options.  Mosaics was the simple answer of course, except I’d never tried mosaic work before.

Time to learn another skill 🙂

I decided that I would start out with some fairly easy things and make some little mug and cup stands plus a few candle stands as well.  As luck would have it our old windows were being replaced with new double glazing and the window fitters were more than happy to let me have some of the old glass to use as the backing. Out came the glass cutter, the dining room table became a temporary work surface and pretty soon I had a small supply of  coaster blanks.

Now I’m not the kind of person who can just do something which is simple and easy to make… I always have to do something a ‘tad’ more complicated than that and my first mosaic was no exception 🙂 and here is is!

One Apple Coaster which is perfect for standing your mugs or cups on or you could use it as a candle stand.

Considering it was my first ever attempt I was quite pleased with it…  And promptly went on to make another 3!

 

 

 

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