LED Ropelights



We’ve been talking about this since October, but we’re finally experimenting with LED ropelighting kits to place along the perimeter of our pieces. The upside is these pieces no longer need to be set on a window in order to take full advantage of the translucent effects of the stained glass. They can be mounted on walls and glow internally with illumination that can be adjusted in intensity. Several of the ropelight kits we’ve tried have included remote controls or allow the color of the light to be changed. The lone downside is cord.

Our most current prototype is the Year of the Dragon with an LED ropelight kit, remote control and 10 foot cord. Pictures of our experiments will follow soon!

And Merry Christmas!

 

Gecko Concept Designs



A few concepts that are being reworked. This particular design will eventually encompass hibiscus blossoms, a Gecko, a butterfly, and rippled blue or green stained glass as a backing. Its approximate height will be 20″. This design is particularly tricky as leaves and branches behind the main design elements have to recede into the background while at the same time reinforcing the visual flow of the piece. If there are too many branches, or too many leaves, the simple beauty of the glass may be covered up. And a suitable frame for the entire work is still a challenge.

 


This may be the first shadowbox piece we produce.

 

Initial Octopus Concept Sketch



 

The initial sketch of an octopus design is finally finished. And it still needs quite a bit of work. While I like the overall composition, the tenticales still need refinement. I imagine the piece on a piece of rippled orange stained glass, or perhaps on a bed of aqua blue flattened marbles. This is a design done for the simple love of the elegant, flowing lines of the piece. I don’t have a particular client, genre or motif in mind.

 
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