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emtnestSeptember 17, 2009

OK, I might be biting off more than I can chew here, but I want to do a glass on glass using photos that I have taken up around our camp in the high sierras. Not all of my photos are to the right scale here, but just to give an idea of what I want to include...imagine the flowers, mountain, and critters without alot of background...It is to be mountain, lake in front, flowers and critters...not sure but I might have to paint the mountain first... feedback welcome... thanks.

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cathyscache

Oh EMT I look forward to see ing this take shape. Wow it will be beautiful....

    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 8:56PM
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emtnest

I wonder if those Alaskan agates can be cut in half?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2009 at 11:46PM
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texasfern

Yikes! I was going to start a window, but nothing like this!
Be sure to keep up soooo posted!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2009 at 10:39AM
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cathyscache

Yes U can cut agates! Do it all the time!!! Hurry and show us what yur doing!!!! I get too impatient LOL!!!!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 12:32PM
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emtnest

Was able to start at least on the window. I just hope my perspective is gonna be ok here. This is what I've found in a box of scrap glass that I got from a stained glass shop. Also, did the dragonfly out of the little tiny square tiles cut up. The colored rocks are Alaskan Agates from Cathyscashe...thanks Cathy, it's hard to get a good photo without reflection.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 10:27PM
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addiesue

That's gonna be BEAUTIFUL...can't wait to see it finished!

Addiesue

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 12:37AM
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Calamity_J

Oh!!! This is Looking GOOD!!! I thought you were gonna just put the pics in there...this is really cool!!! Love what you've done so far, the dragonfly, flowers, really like the tree!!!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 1:04PM
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emtnest

thanks... I have found out that all glass doesn't nip the same...had 3 itty bitty pieces fly projectile into my hand and arm while nipping!!!! OUCH...and I'm a bleeder.
If anyone has advice on how to get long grasses and stems out of glass please let me know... by the time I get it thin enough it breaks. Arghhh. Are others doing it because of their skill or their tools or both?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 2:08PM
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emtnest

Well I've forged ahead and found some colorful stuff, like beach glass and the little tiles.. they make great leaves and such. OK, I am still open to constructive criticism here, so if anyone has any advice please pass it on. The tree stump now looks to be maybe too large to me now that it's glued down, especially in comparison to the tree that is supposed to be further away...should I make my tree taller?
I'm working outside on this on my patio. Found myself out there last night at about one in the morning...

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 2:54PM
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katishooked

I love it. Always like to see scenery on windows. Someday might do one of my own.

Kat

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 5:40PM
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chinatreasures

Your progress is great so far!! I'm loving it!

I've never done anything like this and don't know if it would work, but have you tried the "stringers" that torch artists use for beads - not sure that's what they're called? I have no idea how expensive they are, but I think they come in lots of colors. Also, there are some with multi colors inside - millefiori or something like that. You could cut little pieces of that and lay it on the side for small flowers. Does that help any?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 6:13PM
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emtnest

Well, come to think of it I have some millefiori... will have to get it out and see... thnx

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 8:23PM
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cathyscache

OH EMT!!!! It is going to beautiful!!! No I haven't got to the saw yet. Maybe tomorrow. I've been in orgainze mode when I don't have my hands on one of 3 pieces I've been working on. I plan to grout in the morning so maybe I'll get out the saw first.
Your window is going to be fabulous!!!!!!!! Cathy

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 9:57PM
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emtnest

I know what you mean Cathy, I have so much stuff ready to grout and then I start a new project... shame on me...

    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 12:43AM
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gardencrone

MT! This is going to look amazing. I would never have thought about doing the collage that you did to set your pattern. I was looking back at the first photo and it was a brilliant idea. I understand working until late...you get engrossed. Do you have a saw? Did you cut the rocks at the bottom? Thanks for the photos it is going to be so beautiful.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 6:54AM
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emtnest

Gardencrone, no I didn't cut the rocks, just used ones that would fit, yes I have a tile saw... can one cut rock with tile saw? Never tried it...thanks for nice comments.. since this one is a first like this I am so leery of the depth perception... trying to figure out how to do the water and mountains..any suggestions welcome.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2009 at 1:50PM
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texaswild

Downright amazing, girlie. You know what you're doing - you don't need any help. This is gonna be spectacular. No way w/I try something like this. You have terrific talent - so anxious to see this one finished.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 9:07AM
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emtnest

Oh come on now...I am new to this...I do need help...I'm so happy... I put in a bid on ebay at the last 30 seconds and won a taurus 2 ring saw!!!! Great price too I might say... should be here next week sometime.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 10:52PM
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emtnest

Here we go again...

    Bookmark   September 29, 2009 at 10:37PM
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texaswild

Looking gooooooooood, girlie. Hey, you could almost use your back yard as a pattern for another one, huh? That big ole rock behind the daisies looks great. This is gonna be beautiful.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 9:36AM
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cathyscache

EMT: It is looking AMAZING!!!! Very beautiful.... I'll try to get to that saw today. Sorry just been so busy!!!! Maybe today will be the day. Will you be able to cut curves with yur new saw? That what I want. Be able to cut curves. Then I could cut out flowers and shapes with all the larger tiles I have.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 12:14PM
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texaswild

CATH: Cutting curves was the reason I bought the Taurus. You'll be amazed at what you can do w/it. Get on it TODAY, and show us some pictures. Doncha remember NT's hearts she cut from a blue/white plate for the bracelets? Oh, my - you are in for some wonderful explorations.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 12:47PM
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emtnest

Oh Slow I was thinking maybe I should incorporate that big rock into the scene as well...and Yes that Taurus ringsaw will cut curves... hasn't arrived yet and we are going out of town for a few days.
This one has been slow going for me... trying to decide just what to do and where to do it....thanks all

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 1:08PM
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nanatricia

That is looking so good !!!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 9:28PM
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cathyscache

EMT: What did U pay for yur saw if U don't mind me asking?? Just wondering cause I'm gonna get me one!!!! I want to be able to cut curves!!! Checking e-bay right now....And other places.....

    Bookmark   September 30, 2009 at 11:11PM
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emtnest

Cathy, it was $204 plus $30 shipping. But,even with that much shipping it was less than the others that sold near the same time...good luck
Got my dragonflies and some mosaic balls into a high end art gallery in Mt. Shasta... wanted my bigger stuff in there but they didn't have room.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2009 at 11:02PM
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cathyscache

Thanks EMT....I gonna be on the look out for one. I really want to cut curves....

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 8:05PM
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emtnest

Here it is after working on it today... not sure I like it anymore and I'm sure I don't like the water...maybe a big flower plopped between those two pink ones would help to cover it up? Yikes...

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 11:59PM
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addiesue

Emtnest....this is absolutely stunning! What color are you gonna grout it? I swear the flowers look SO real! LOVE IT!

Addiesue

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 1:17AM
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katishooked

Good Lord EM, this is one great piece of art. I like everything you have put in it. Now I like the lake, but as I was looking to see what you were seeing, maybe after grouting you could add a log, duck, a boat shape as a 3-d type thing. Personally I wouldn't change a thing.

Kat

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 6:35AM
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silvamae

That is just wonderful! I don't know how I missed this post before. Wow, what a beautiful window.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 7:14AM
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texaswild

You did it, girlie: Don't touch it. BEAUTIFUL.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 10:28AM
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Calamity_J

It is lovely just the way it is!!! You could always add the stuff Kati mentioned, but it really looks good as is too!!!!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 11:52PM
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texasfern

What a beauty and an inspiration.
I always have a hard time getting an inspired vision, and using photos is such a great idea!
I love it just as it is.
EM, you have created a real memory piece.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 11:36AM
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emtnest

Wow, I'm astounded at the positive feedback since I was thinking it wasn't that great... now maybe I'll finish it!!! Thanks All, you're the greatest!!!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 10:55PM
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emtnest

I think it is ready for grout. Would you add anything? I used tg to fill in.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2009 at 8:57PM
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texaswild

PERFECT - looks like you could step into it and wander through it and find a spot for a picnic. Go grout!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 8:05AM
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texasfern

Yeah, my name and address on a large box!
That is fabulous!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 9:20AM
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emtnest

Thanks...Fern you be funny....grout will have to wait, I've got the flu really bad...another day..

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 9:20PM
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fldirt

WOW! That is really beautiful. Reminds me of my visit out to Oregon. Love how you made the trees. Very nice.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2009 at 11:26PM
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emtnest

Finally... I am pleased with the results.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 1:32PM
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texaswild

Well girlie, you should be that is absolutely MAGNIFICIENT!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 2:05PM
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tiffy_z5_6_can

I am in awe... Thank-you for letting us see how you progressed with this work of art and brought it to such amazing fruition!! It is spectacular!!!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 7:40PM
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emtnest

It is hanging on my patio.. don't think I want to sell it.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 12:04AM
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iminmystudio

That is beautiful,it looks like a magical wonderland.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 7:37AM
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texasfern

And pleased you should be!
It is awesome! Glad you are keeping it.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 11:08AM
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emtnest

Thanks all for such great feedback while working on this window. I had my doubts at first...you are all great!!!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2009 at 4:33AM
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