Koi Fish and Maple leaves

This is only the second post on here this year due mainly to a number of deaths in my family,so it has been a very sad and difficult time but at some point I feel you have to try and move on which brings us to this design.The koi fish represents good fortune, luck and abundance and everyone could do with some of that. It is now available as a pattern in the latest edition of Glass Patterns Quarterly.
This is the Fall edition and is packed full of patterns and projects to try, all for the bargain price of only $6. Stained glass, fused glass, tips, latest news, think they have covered about everything here along with a 16 page pattern sheet.
Don’t miss it, here is a link to their website https://www.glasspatterns.com/index.php?option=com_mijoshop&view=product&product_id=1402&Itemid=49

Large Lantern

Large Lantern
Large Lantern
Large Lantern ( oak leaf )
Large Lantern ( oak leaf )
lantern and koi
lantern and koi
oak leaf lantern
oak leaf lantern

This is a recent commission, I have never made a ” Lantern ” before but I always try to tackle anything that comes along. I used Spectrum glass for this piece, the red and amber are waterglass and the blue top is rough rolled. The dark green oak leaf is a piece of Kokomo. I used lead came to construct the four panels and then soldered them together before finally adding the finial. © David Kennedy 2015

Japanese Koi Carp Stained Glass Panel

koi_505x1000Back to the tattoo influence here, “I always thought a koi fish would work in stained glass just had to do it pretty big”.

Quite a bit of work arranging this panel but David eventually settled on him swimming downstream.

Bullseye Glass used for the pink cherry blossoms everything else is Youghiogheny.

Dimensions : width 479cm x height 938cm
The full size pattern for this panel is now available in the Pattern Store http://www.kennedyoriginalstainedglass.com/?sd_product=koi-fish-with-cherry-blossoms