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Koi Carp Window II by Ellygator Koi Carp Window II by Ellygator
(2017), 60"x42", stained glass (opalescent green, caribbean blue, opalescent blue, grey with white wispy streaks, baroque grey clear, baroque burgundy clear, rippled red, orange, opalescent orange), clear glass cabs, foil, lead solder, iron rods.

This is the companion piece to my smaller, taller Koi Carp window. I finished the assembly yesterday but still need to fasten the iron rods to the sides so I can stand the glass upright and take some shots with the sun shining through it. I was really happy to find brass filigree pieces for the dragonfly wings.

The window is the middle panel for a bay-window and I still need to design and make two narrower pieces to fill the windows on either side. They probably won't feature any fish, but more water-lilies, dragon-flies and maybe a frog...

Here's the other window in the series:

Koi Carp Window by Ellygator
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Given 2017-12-05
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ggagatka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
It's so beautiful! <3
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This was really lovely glass to work with. Such vibrant colors.
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:iconwiwaldi24:
wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beauti by wiwaldi24  
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! There'll be a few more, since I want to cover an entire bay window...
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:iconwiwaldi24:
wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure by wiwaldi24  
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DavidR1958 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Beautiful, beautiful work.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It's been such a fun project so far!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Very beautiful work!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz

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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconretiredsuz:
RetiredSuz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
Beautiful.  I'd like to transfer this to a quilted wall hanging, downsizing it, for my personal use.  Do you have any objections?
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and no, not at all. In fact if you want me to send you the line-art file that I used to cut the glass I'm happy to do so. Just let me know and send me an email address.
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:iconchainedoombaby:
chainedoombaby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017   Artisan Crafter
And congrats on the DD!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was such a lovely surprise.
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Congratulations
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconblueglacier:
BlueGlacier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Love the water pattern!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I loved designing the swirling line-work.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really wonderful! I can imagine it took a lot of time to lay everything out, cut the glass pieces and so on. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It was such a lovely surprise. I pretty much worked on it all through fall.
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing , congrats on your DD :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Such a wonderful surprise!
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:iconundead-academy:
Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with great pleasure  , well deserved :)
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it.
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome!! Gorgeous work...
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SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for the DD!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I was just blown away by the responses it got today...
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SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you deserved it :)
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!  
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was such a lovely surprise.
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Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure
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penguine145 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Well this is just stunning.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am really looking forward to the whole ensemble - 5 smaller pieces still to go...
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work. I like this one a lot. It all flows together beautifully.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I am so happy with the glass I found, the colors are just stunning in the light...
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:iconchainedoombaby:
chainedoombaby Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! Fantastic job! :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I've really enjoyed this project so far. A few smaller windows still need to get designed...
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dralou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
This is gorgeous. Maybe it's because of the lighting, but I find this one more lively than your first (which I still think as really beautiful).

Also, these bubbles... I love them.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The shot was arranged slightly differently. For the first I had the sun backlight the lifted window. For the second the glass is lying flat on a white paper background with the morning sun hitting it on top. I guess it's the better way to arrange it.

The little bubbles are both fun and a necessity: they break up the long glass pieces when the small squares that I buy the glass in are just not big enough to stretch all the way.
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:icondralou:
dralou Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Really creative way to go around the problem.

On a side note, did you use splintered glass for the dragonflies' wings? Or is it a texture? 
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it's a brass filigree cutout. You cut the glass to follow its shape, then lay the filigree on top of the clear glass before your foil both at the same time. Then when you solder you also put flux on the brass and cover it with a thin layer of lead to blend everything together. It really adds some nice detail.
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dralou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
It does indeed, it's really fine looking. 
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconnoproblemplz: 
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Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so nice! Really beautiful.
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