L & J told me not to hurry on completing this piece but it's still going to be awhile before it's done. Just missing the section to the right of the guy and some overlay pieces to simulate bodies under water. Then assemblage and some paint.
That and they're good friends. If I finish it sooner rather than later, they can pay later LOL.
The best beer store in the Miami Valley is opening a separate store front for beer, cheese, wine, and soap making supplies. I was looking at the logo on their website one day and thought the design would transfer to stained glass well. I talked to a friend of mine that works there and he suggested I work something up to present to the owner to see if he wanted to go forward with it. I ran into the owner at a beer tasting last weekend and he had already heard about my idea. He said, "Yeah, we could do that". I had most of the material, except for the orange on the foxes body. Matching it as close as possible, I proceeded to scale the design 4 times as large as the copy I had. So now it's 28" round. Cut the pieces, only 39. And today, I assembled and soldered. The above picture is where it stands now. Next step is to cement it, work putty between the glass and the came. Then, I'm going to paint the details of the face. And finally, solder some hooks on the back for hanging. "Should" be ready for the stores grand opening. Which is soon.
When I cut the glass for a piece, I number the pieces with a sharpie. One, to see how many pieces actually go into it. And two, in case they get mixed around I will know exactly where they go within the pattern when assembling. Sometimes I don't really want to know how many pieces I cut. Take the posted picture for example. I just cut piece number 92 today. Does it look like it's anywhere close to being completed, No. Thus telling me, I have a LONG way to go before the fun of assembling starts. I'm not complaining, every step is important and needs my full attention. But it's that whole delayed gratification thing. Must keep head down and focus on the light at the end the tunnel.
Yeah, believe it or not, I'm finally back at it and making some progress. I've been Beer Geeking out and although not nearly taking as much of my time, writing music reviews for a magazine a friend of mine publishes. First issue I participated in will be out mid-August.
Anyway, back to glass. Glass has been purchased, the pattern has been drawn and now it's time to get down to bid-ness. It will take some time to get all the pieces cut but pics of progress will be more forthcoming than, say, the last post on this project. So stay tunned.