Here is the completed panel with the natural light behind it and I am very pleased with how it has turned out.
Clematis foil and solder
I am now starting to foil the pieces, I do this by removing them one at a time and then replacing them as I proceed. I find this method works very well as you are able to make minor adjustments as you work across the panel.
Here is the panel with all of the foiling complete and I will now proceed with the first soldering. Once this has been completed the template can be removed and the first solder can be repeated on the reverse side. It is important to be very careful with the panel during these stages.
First soldering completed on both sides and the perimeter lead added, you can see the two pieces of black tape securing it to the panel until it is soldered into place.
The final bead solder can now be added to finish the panel. Bead soldering completed and patina added and you can clearly see the difference the bead solder makes to the panel, gives it a nice finish.
474 mm Clematis being cut
One is never sure how a color scheme is going to pan out so I have started this panel by cutting a flower, some background and leaves.After having tried a few different colored centers for the flowers I have settled on Youghiogheny ” Laburnum ” glass. This may yet change as the panel develops.
I have added more of the background glass now which is Youghiogheny stipple glass, code NO 57 ” Neodymium Pink with Peach Gold & Bubblegum “.
More background, and leaves now in this picture. Flower glass is Youghiogheny code N367 ” Neodymium Pink, Dark Purple and Blue”. Leaves are also Youghiogheny code 1431 ” Lime and Emerald Green “.
I have taken the background glass down the left hand side of the panel here and am thinking of introducing some fracture and streamer glass on the right hand side.
Clematis Stained Glass Pattern
We are delighted to be able to offer this design for sale as a full size pattern 38.25 inches x 18.75 inches, ( 972mm x 476mm ) and is available on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/473515336/clematis-stained-glass-pattern-david?ref=shop_home_feat_1. It is in PDF form and can be printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Blue Clematis Stained Glass
Blue Clematis stained glass panel made with Uroboros and Youghiogheny art using the copper foil method of construction.
We are delighted to be able to offer this design for sale as a full size pattern 38.25 inches x 18.75 inches, ( 972mm x 476mm ) and is available in the Pattern Store