Most of my supplies and equipment were in our garage and were therefore recovered and stored after the fire. Everything that I had made that was inside the house was pretty much destroyed with the exception of two kaleidoscopes and one large window panel. The panel was hanging over the tub in the bathroom. In spite of the ceiling collapsing and sending everything above down into the tub, the panel was hanging as if nothing had ever happened. Some friends removed it, took it home and cleaned it, and returned it to be rehung when we moved back home. Here it is:
|I made this so the whole neighborhood can't see into the bathroom!|
There was an estate sale that I went to this weekend that had advertised having stained glass supplies. Apparently the gentleman who had lived there had made windows for his church. I asked the lady running the sale about the glass and she told me to pick out what I wanted and she would give me a price. I bought 40 sheets of really nice quality glass at an amazing price!! It was hard to decide and I probably bought over half of what he had holed away in his basement. The hubby and I cleaned it off as it had obviously been there for a long time and put it in a crate for later use.
|Too bad that you can't see all of the beautiful colors|
What surprised me was that the kind lady only charged me for less than half of what I bought and then she told me to wait as she went and boxed up all of his scrap pieces and gave them to me free of charge!
|Free is my favorite price|
She got a big thank you and hugs as she had a nice gentleman help me load all of the glass into my car. I know that she was just thrilled to have somebody take the glass away and I was twice as thrilled to be the one with it!
Now I can get to work - who knows what I'll create? Right now I am in the middle of making a couple of mirrors for some friends. This one is almost done.
|Should it hang this way or with the flower at the bottom?|
I found out on Friday that stained glass is actually nanotechnology in essence. Look it up - it is true! So now when I want to play in the garage with all of my new glass, I'll have to say that I am doing experiments in nanotechnology. Do you think that the hint of a science class will get the kids to leave me alone for a few minutes?