Type of item: Home Decor
Various colours of glass, copper foil, solder, black patina
What was your inspiration?
I have always been a fan of all cats, but the tigers are at the top of the list. It pains me that these phenomenal creatures are on the endangered species list. I have wanted to Immortalize this tiger for some time, but wasn't quite sure how to go about it. When I started stained glass years ago, I look for just the right pattern, but couldn't find one I liked. So, armed with a picture, I spent a few months designing my own pattern.
What are you most proud of?
The overall look of the project. You never really know how it's all going to turn out, and what would be the right glass to choose, until it's completed. I love the way it turned out.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
To complete this project, you should be comfortable working with the foil version of stained glass. The trick is to take it slow and easy, carefully grinding each piece of glass to fit securely into the pattern. Above all, have fun with it.