This was a really fun window to be a part of. My Aunt designed it for her good friend who lives in Texas and I executed it. I had the sheet of mouth blown glass for years just waiting for the right window to be a part of. The design originally was made using a rondel from Kokomo Glass, but it accidentally broke. It ended up being the best thing to happen because the rondel Ed from Crystal Forge made for me was just perfect. Once the window was done, I crated it up and off it went. I can’t wait to see it hanging in their living room. Once they send the picture, I’ll add it to the blog!
I’m very excited about making these windows. I absolutely love rondels and abstract design and that’s exactly what this client wanted. I’m very fortunate to have a great glassblower in my building – Ed Fennel at Crystal Forge. My client and I are working closely with him to pick out the exact colors. Ed also likes to have involvement because it gives customers a real sense of ownership and understanding of the work. Since my customer had the time and interest, she was with him most of time during the making of the rondels and he really got her involved! I am waiting for a few more rondels and then I’ll be able to start cutting glass and shaping the rondels to fit the spaces. I’ll post progress and completion pics soon!