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When making this piece I was testing a kiln for our glass fusion club. I told them I would scrafice two pieces of 3mm glass on a full fuse firing. Well, a huge two inch bubble formed near the center of the piece. I lived with the glass for about a month and decided i could make a bird scene with this bubble eruption. I painted three gold finch birds with glass enamels. (The wings are a second layer of glass.) I made a red birdhouse cutting strips of red and layed the top edge of each piece on the strip below. The bird nest was made from pulled vitrograph. I also used vitrograph in my leaves as well. Since I could not find a stand to hold my piece, I went to my friend's home who is a metal artist. She just gave me the metal and said. "Just tell me where to weld it." So I did. This was definately a situation where I made lemonade out of lemons.