There is so much that goes into making a custom stained glass window. For this window, I was contacted in November by a woman who wanted to give stained glass windows to her mother and mother-in-law for Christmas gifts. People generally don’t understand the amount of time that goes into making a stained glass window, so the first thing I did was to tell her that unfortunately, I couldn’t get the windows made by Christmas.
I could, however, get the designs done in time for her to give them as gifts on Christmas along with the glass samples that I’d be using. That option worked out great and everyone was happy – and anticipating the finished window even more!
The guidelines I had for the windows were to incorporate daisies and straight lines for the mother-in-law in the first window, and a second window that reflected her mother’s whale watching vacations in Hawaii along with a turtle. I’ll blog about the turtle window next! I love the entire process of making windows, but one of the best parts is the challenge of coming up with a design that reflects the client’s wishes and that has an element or two that I’ve never done in the past. All of my windows are one-of-a-kind!