Friday, October 19, 2007
This little panel actually turned out much better and more vibrant than I imagined when I was designing it on the drawing table.
The dark royal blue glass surrounding the entire piece is so bright and so vivid that a photograph simply cannot capture the color of this piece.
Tucked in the center of the piece - surrounded by the bright, lime green rippled glass is a colorful rectangle of confetti-style glass. This one has shades of purple, green, blue and strings of black running through the clear background.
The first photo shows all of the pieces cut and laid out on the cutting mat. The next step in the process is to grind the pieces with a diamond bit grinder in order for the pieces fit perfectly next to each other. Copper tape is then applied to all side of each piece of glass. Next all the glass is soldered together using a combination of lead/tin solder.
Finally a zinc frame is added for durability and support.