I am often inspired by the glass work of our customers and Facebook fans. They are always thinking outside the box and using Delphi products in new and interesting ways. Recently we asked our fans to send us photos of glass art from their very own back yards. We received so many amazing projects, we decided to share a few here on our blog.
Joleen Siebert, of Magic Gardens Stained Glass, created these two beautiful stained glass Koi fish panels (top left and at right). The larger panel is made up of 120 pieces of Spectrum, Kokomo and Bullseye glass. The smaller panel is made up of 40 pieces of Spectrum and scrap glass. It is framed in copper tubing. Both are foil construction. She designed these pieces from a spectrum pattern and adaptations of photos she found online.
Mark Hall of Hallmark Glass created a whimsical birdbath (at left) using three layers of 5/16" thick boiler plate, with frit made from an old vodka bottle. Mark says he loves to create birdbaths and typically uses 1/4" plate glass rounds (cut out of the same sheet) with colored glass paint between the layers. He often uses crushed bottle chips in the center with mica flakes around the rim, so the birds don't slip on the glass surface. Mark also created this colorful glass bottle tree (at right) that hangs in his garden.
Nadine Moku sent us the cheerful photo (at right) of stained glass flowers in her yard. She says they add a little color to her drought stricken lawn.
We also loved this bird fountain created by Chris Gillett of Brisbane, Australia. And this vibrant mosaic birdbath (below) by Carol Baker.
Thanks again to everyone who submitted these inspirational projects.
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For more inspirational pieces, visit our Artist Trend Gallery or download one of our many free project guides.
You might also enjoy reading: Simple Ways to Transform Your Garden Into a Fairytale.