Round Magnolia Tutorial
Round Magnolia Tutorial Introduction
Pictured above is a 16″ diameter Round Magnolia panel placed in a stand on a windowsill. The glass used in this panel is Wissmach which gives the subject a very flat oriental look. In this post, I will go through the various stages of the construction of this pattern. For this, I will use the same pattern but 12″ diameter and Youghiogheny Glass. This will produce a much different effect.
In the first step above I have cut out the five flowers. I don’t always do this but every panel is different and so I change my approach. For this piece I am sure of the flowers, the tricky bit will be the background glass.
I then make my other cuts and fit the piece around the flowers. A ring saw can be a very useful tool here.
The lower background now complete, I have used a darker shade for these pieces.
With all the pieces now cut I have placed the panel on a lightbox to check on progress. I am happy enough so far but would also like to see it with daylight coming through.
I have fixed my template to a sheet of clear glass and placed it up against a window. You can see the difference in how the light affects the panel it’s so much sharper with the daylight. Time for foiling and soldering.
Here is the finished panel hanging in a window. You can see now the difference that glass selection makes to a finished panel. Also how you can create a different feel and look using the same pattern.