Shoppe Ramblings

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Village Glassworks.

We are taking a break over the holidays, but call and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.   

October 28, 2012
We are starting to think about Christmas at Village Glassworks.  People are already dropping by and letting us know that they are "Christmas shopping".  Orders have been made, completed and delivered.  It is, after all, less than 2 months til Christmas.

New this year in the shoppe we are offering paper quilled snowflakes made by our friend Ruth.  They are beautiful and would look lovely on your tree.  

October 1, 2012

Our ad in the latest edition of New Germany Connections Newsletter.
April 18, 2012
Horses are back.
It has been many years since we have made stained glass horses.  Thought we would give it a try again with a new design, one that lent itself to many colour combinations.
Have a look and let us know what you think.  They are hanging proudly in the front window.
April 3, 2012
We have recently hung a new lamp in the front window of the Shoppe.  It is a remake of one of our original designs.  Four porpoises, two whales on one lamp.

Check our lamps page for larger pictures.

We've also had some very nice weather in New Germany, warm enough that the crocus are opening.
March 1, 2012
Just hung two new lamps in the shoppe. The first one is Stripes in Violets, a pattern we have use several times and made in various colours.

The second one is a new to us pattern, a modified Floral pattern in warm beiges, purples and green.

For larger pictures go to our Stained Glass Lamps page.

And we have added a new tip to the Hints, Tips & Secrets page.
February 5, 2012

Just finished another lamp and have hung it in the front window of the shoppe.  It is a pattern we have used several times as it it makes a very pretty lamp.  This time I also repeated the colour scheme of ivory and pinks, one I have used previously.

We also recently finished a lamp for one of our customers.  It is hanging over his dining table in a room with lots of pine.  Already we have heard back from him that he has had compliments. It is perfect when a lamp goes to its "proper" home.

Check out the newest tip on the Hints page.

  January 28,2012
If you work with stained glass you know that you are always creating scrap glass; pieces left over from a project often too small to be used for much.  You can sort your glass by colour so that when you need that small piece of red or blue it is easy to find. And you can look around for projects to use your scrap glass.  Mosaic work has become very popular lately, either fusing or gluing and grouting.

Last weekend I attended a concrete sculpture course given by Ivan at Cosby's Garden Centre.  You learn to make free form sculptures (not molds) starting with wire and rods and adding concrete.  And at the end you can embed pieces of glass in your creation.  This is my second year at Cosby's.  Last year I made a bird bath and here is a picture of the finished project in my yard.

This year I made a sundial and these pictures are of the project in progress and a couple of close-ups of the stained glass decorations - a sunburst and a comet.  The sculptures have to cure for a month or two then we get to take them home.  Check back for a picture of my sundial in the garden.

January 4, 2012

Happy New Year all.  
We are back to our regular shoppe hours after a very nice Christmas break.

Counting the inventory and completing the bookkeeping for 2011 are on the agenda, but so is some glass cutting and soldering.  We have several orders to fill and new creations to make.

Drop by and say hello, always glad to meet you.

Our newest lamp

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