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Stained Glass Dragon Complete

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Published: May 7, 2010
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I'll get some more photos up when I have a good place to hang it.

It wasn't necessarily hard, but tedious. If I cut the glass more precisely, it wouldn't have such thick lines of solder, but it's alright, I like it all the same. :D it's a little over a foot long and was really fun to make.

enjoy :]
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May 8, 2010, 4:03:07 AM
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Hi Katie!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work in a post called Dragons in Stained Glass by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love this piece and would definitely hang it in my house!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the good work!
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thank you so much! I have it hanging in my kitchen window as inspiration for when I eventually get a space to do more glasswork. Thanks for featuring it!
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It is lovely and I hope to feature new work from you soon! :)
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Bonniemarie Traditional Artist
love the shape and style of this, it's quite minimalistic, like the colours too
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Bonniemarie Traditional Artist
you're welcome, and nice avatar ;)
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You used a tiny bandsaw?! Thats amazing... and so is the piece! You must post pictures of all of your windows after ;)
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I'd love to make some more, I just have so many other projects in mind, and glass is expensive.
The band saw is like. probably 2 1/2 feet tall, and has a diamond blade in it. It's used for cutting glass and stones, it's a really cool piece of equipment, and is a lot easier than the traditional method of cutting the class with a little roller blade and tapping it to make it crack along the line.
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InkeriartHobbyist Traditional Artist
You are featured here [link]
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MyntKatHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This deviation was included in my Glass Week Feature - Animals. :)
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HAng it in your window!
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O.O This is astounding. How the heck did you make this? How do you cut glass?
Are you in the BFA? You are, aren't you?
So flabber-ma-gasted.
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it's really not that hard. The traditional way to do it is with this itty bitty pizza cutter looking thing with a diamond bitted blade in it, and you run it across to make a small crack, then you tap the glass along the crack and it 'usually' splits along it.

Too bad that's not as easy as it sounds. I used a tiny band saw about the size of a sewing machine, that has a diamond blade in it too. Then ground down the edges with a lapidary thing if they were too wacky.

lots of patience, but not much effort.

And yeah, MFA is the plan, probably in Metalsmithing, unless something else suddenly becomes more amazing.
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inkydragonProfessional Filmographer
Where do you do this work?
Since it looks like you live in the dorms, and I dunno if your dorm mates love bandsaws and glass everywhere- do you have a studio or sumthin? My goodness, that sounds like very very delicate work. :O

MFA! When did you do your BFA? where you from (goodness, all these questions sorry) before you moved up here?
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wait, I meant BFA. This is my sophomore year. And I lived near Anchorage all my life :B

And I did the glass in the Metalsmithing room. Jack, the instructor, has a lot more than what's necessary for his projects. I recommend you taking it when you have room for it, it's really fun and you can do practically anything in there.
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inkydragonProfessional Filmographer
ohhh ok
That sounds awesome :D
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Okay, not a pretodactyl. BUT. The Imperial Dragon of Cyrodiil :D
Awesome. Care to crate my windows?
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I gotta make all my windows first :D
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Well yeah, but you should come to Hungary ;)
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I might be running through Austria while I'm (maybe) in Europe around Christmas... close enough?
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:D meet me in Innsbruck. Or Venice. Though that's farther away :P
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