Whew! This has been a very busy week but I did finish six sets of Heritage window ornaments which are now hung at il Primo Restaurant as well as two sets for Galèrie Old Chelsea. I will hang them tomorrow as we set up for our Christmas Market, along with a variety of tree ornaments, also from my Heritage Series. I will post additional photos in the next few days. I have another busy week ahead and hope to be able to start work on some new stained glass panels.
My heritage series Christmas tree and window ornaments will be on sale on Saturday, November 21, at the All Saints Lutheran Church (1061 Pinecrest) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please stop in if you are in the area and support a worthy cause. And what exactly are heritage ornaments?
Chandeliers, crystal and glass were collected, treasured and passed from generation to generation by our grandmothers and mothers. Through generations of use, these treasured collections became worn and often incomplete. They may have spent some time gathering dust in the back of a cupboard and, one day, were sold at an estate sale or donated to a charity organization.
Techniques used to grant these beloved treasures a second life include cutting bases off wine glasses, fusing coasters or other small dishes in a kiln to flatten them, and then using standard stained glass methods to finish them. This series of Christmas decorations has been created to honour and respect the values and traditions of our grandmothers and mothers.