Here is the second of two windows I made for my client to give as Christmas gifts. This window was made to reflect her mother’s years of whale watching trips to Hawaii. I designed the whales so that they also looked like ocean waves. The turtle was added as a symbol for Hawaii.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to do the turtle until I found the big jewel in my stash of glass odds and ends. I’ve had that piece for years and have been waiting for the right application for it. I love it when glass objects that I’ve collected finally find a home. I think it’s really fun to see how large jewels can be incorporated into a stained glass window.