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Star Trek Stained Glass

By bigblued
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5.5"w x 10"h, 8pcs
Tiffany Foil Method

Did this one right after the movie came out but I could never get a good photo of it. I think I have close to a hundred shots of this thing.

It was my first attempt at doing a suncatcher, just the arrowhead by itself, without the square frame. And I wanted the center star to not have glass at all. Unfortunately, that left 2 short straight lines creating a fold point across the middle and it wanted to fall apart. So I ended up adding the swirling blue glass around it to give it strength. The center is still empty though.

This piece sold at WindyCon 36
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© 2009 - 2020 bigblued
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LBoHStitchingHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!
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MidgarZolomHobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous piece. I'm glad you added the swirling blue parts in the end. They really help to give that atmosphere of space and exploration. Nice job!
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I want to buy one!
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¡Qué hermoso!
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SacredJourneyDesignsProfessional General Artist
really beautiful
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AidanTStudent Artisan Crafter
I think this piece is simply amazing, I'm making it for my dad as a Christmas present. Yet my background is the same glass type but green. And I used lead cane and lead borders on the inside.
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I love the baroque glass. I've used the green for dragon wings. Do you have pics? Thanks for the fave too!
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AidanTStudent Artisan Crafter
Yes, and no problem :), here is a link to the picture. [link]
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su-zqHobbyist General Artist
Very nice piece. I started working with stained glass recently and was looking for Star Trek inspiration. Now I have it!
bigblued's avatar
Thank you! Be sure to post pictures!
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luckydawgHobbyist Artist
this is beautiful. May I use your pattern to make my own stained glass piece?
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You go right ahead. While I added some cut-lines, and boxed it in, the image technically belongs to Paramount.
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swingjingleHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I adore this. Geek + Glass = win
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Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun doing the usual SF tropes in SF, but I get a lot of odd looks and questions when I take it all to a "mundane" craft fair.
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I really really enjoy this. I'm a big trekkie. And I love the sun catcher aspect. Great job!
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Thanks! I've been getting so many positive comments on this piece that I'm considering making another.

Thanks for the fave too!
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TrigarProfessional Traditional Artist
Really love your glass choices! Not to mention the way you brought it together!! Your soldering edges look really crisp and clean! Great work!
bigblued's avatar
We had a really good instructor that had us do soldering exercises so we could get nice clean beads of solder. And everyone loves the blue baroque glass, I should use it more often.
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TrigarProfessional Traditional Artist
Smart teacher! Too many times I see stained glass works with messy soldering and it just ruins the piece. That baroque glass is definitely nice! Needs to be used in more :)
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alexlunaStudent Interface Designer
I am so in love with you right now...
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jjosryoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful use of baroque glass, a lovely piece. :)
bigblued's avatar
Thank you! I keep pulling out the baroque, trying to find another piece to use it in. Sadly, nothing yet. Thanks for the second fave!
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