A charm of red and yellow

Well I know I know this works…

So when i got asked to do a panel to work with existing leaded lights… and i saw the colours… and i saw the classic shapes. I thought I could make it work again.

I presented my ideas to the customer and apparently a slow smile spread across Hannah’s face as it dawned on her what she was looking at. (Jamie her Dad had commissioned me to design the panel as a surprise for his daughter. I sent Hannah a drawing for Christmas. And now she has the real thing in her home).

Red and yellow goldfinches I presented. On spiky spiky teasels. And oh how these resonated with Hannah. She grew up in the cotton towns north of Manchester. Where teasels and goldfinches danced in abundance.

Here i show how this one came together….

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Lovely old muranese glass and some gorgeous reamy clear (that came from somewhere!)(wish I knew where. I’d like some more) that complimented the reds and yellows of hand rolled tatra glass.


Painted in shades of sepia and tracing black.

And i loved them goldfinch so much i made a whole charming lot…




About debbiesshed

My blog is all about the stained glass projects I get up to in my shed. I promise to post regularly with fresh and beautiful jobs. Thanks for looking.
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2 Responses to A charm of red and yellow

  1. Peter Vreede says:

    Debbie, all lovely and so clever. Can you change my email to silverdaleview@gmail.com? I don’t seem to be able to.

    Peter Vreede.



  2. Claire Cornish says:

    Hi Debbie, it love a goldfinch on a teasel sculpture. Can you tell me how much they are? Claire

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